University of Bristol

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The University of Bristol is a red-brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. It received its Royal Charter in 1909, and its predecessor institution, University College, Bristol, had been in existence since 1876.

Bristol was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world, and top ten in the UK, in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

Bristol is organised into six academic faculties, which run a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The main campus is based in Clifton, at the heart of Bristol. The University had a total income of £530.9 million in 2014/15 and is one of the largest independent employers in the city.

Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities, the European-wide Coimbra Group and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University holds an Erasmus Charter, sending more than 500 students per year to partner institutions in Europe.

Bristol currently has 40 Fellows of the Royal Society and 15 of the British Academy. Thirteen Nobel Laureates have been associated with the University community.

 

Why work at Bristol University?

As a globally distinguished University in a beautiful location, Bristol offers a vibrant research community and a positive work environment.

Bristol provides excellent opportunities for all staff to build their skills and careers. In addition to competitive salaries, the University offers a range of financial benefits and opportunities for achieving work-life balance. These include staff discounts, excellent pension provision, reasonable working hours and flexible working, part-time roles, and generous family leave and holiday provision.

As well as offering a supportive and rewarding working environment, the University has a range of initiatives to support staff wellbeing, such as tailored support for those who are relocating or new to the UK.

The University campus is at the heart of the city of Bristol, a beautiful, cosmopolitan and vibrant city with excellent transport links just 90 minutes from London. Bristol has a diverse arts, music and cultural scene, a wealth of historic architecture and plenty of beautiful green spaces. The city was named the best place to live in the UK by The Sunday Times in 2017.

Bristol's modern economy is built on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city-centre docks have been redeveloped as centres of heritage and culture. The city has England's strongest digital media supply chain outside London, and Bristol is a buzzing incubator for start-ups and new enterprise.

The University is committed to sustainability. Bristol was the first UK city with European Green Capital status in 2015 and the University community played a large role in helping the city deliver this. A cycle to work scheme and a car sharing scheme are part of the University transport plan.


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United Kingdom


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£53,348 - £60,022

30 Jun 2022
25 Aug 2022

The role The University of Bristol is acknowledged as a leading centre for wireless communications research globally, with a long-standing reputation in providing research breakthroughs in the field as evidenced through our REF2021 outcomes. The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineer...

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United Kingdom


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£38,587 - £60,022

12 Jul 2022
21 Aug 2022

The role The Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Cyber-Physical Systems Security to join the Bristol Cyber Security Group. The group is part of the Academic Centre of Excellence on Cyber Security Research, heads an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training, the Cyber Se...

Lecturer in Visual Anthropology

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£38,587 - £43,434

12 Jul 2022
24 Aug 2022

The role The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Visual and/or Digital Anthropology to lead high quality research and teaching in anthropology, with a particular focus on visual or sensory anthropology or digital anthropology. This position is to star...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£34,304 - £38,587

12 Jul 2022
11 Aug 2022

The role The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) Johannes Stern on the European Research Council project ‘Truth and Semantics’. The Truth and Semantics (TRUST) ERC Starting Grant project aims to provide a unified perspe...

Senior Research Associate

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£38,587 - £43,434

12 Jul 2022
31 Aug 2022

The role Wanted: a social researcher to help run a feasibility trial.  We are conducting a two-year feasibility trial of a brief training intervention for Personal Advisors, designed to help them improve the health and wellbeing of young people leaving care.   What will yo...

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United Kingdom


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£34,304 - £38,587

18 Jul 2022
15 Aug 2022

The role This 1-year Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) position will combine a mixture of protein design, nanopore sequencing, and genome engineering to build a new generation of yeast strains for supporting the rational optimisation of bioprocesses. The PDRA will be based in the School o...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£34,304 - £38,587

18 Jul 2022
15 Aug 2022

The role The University of Bristol has been awarded funding to establish a Bristol Hub for Gambling Harms Research. The School of Geographical Sciences is seeking to appoint two Research Associates to conduct foundational research that will provide a solid evidence base to develop an interdisc...

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United Kingdom


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Part time


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£34,304 - £38,587

19 Jul 2022
19 Aug 2022

The role The Centre for Academic Language and Development has a vacancy for an International Foundation Programme (IFP) Subject Tutor (Finance and Economics) on the IFP Social Sciences and Law Pathway.   This position offers the successful applicant a fantastic opportunity to join th...

IFP Subject Tutor - Management

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


Position type:

Part time


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Competitive

19 Jul 2022
19 Aug 2022

The role The Centre for Academic Language and Development has a vacancy for an International Foundation Programme (IFP) Subject Tutor (Management) on the IFP Social Sciences and Law Pathway.   This position offers the successful applicant a fantastic opportunity to join the Centre’s ...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£53,348 - £60,022

19 Jul 2022
14 Aug 2022

The role Better futures for all At Bristol, we are changing the business of Business Schools. Our school’s mission is to " Inspire the next generation of global citizens and leaders to address the grand societal changes of our time ." We recognise the importance of being a glo...

Key staff:

Chancellor:
Sir Paul Nurse

Vice-chancellor and President:
Professor Hugh Brady

Awards:

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, which carried out an institutional audit of the University in 2009, awarded Bristol the highest rating available for its management of education and the academic standards of its awards. Defined as 'world leading', or the 3* rating, classified as 'internationally excellent'.


13 Nobel Prize winners linked to the university
 

UK Rankings:

QS World Rankings 2020 (UK) - 9th

QS Graduate Employability 2020 (UK) - 9th

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 (UK) - 10th

 

Key facts:

Established in 1876

Public University

Red Brick University

Number of students:

  • Undergraduates: 18,005 (2016/2017)

  • Postgraduates: 6,043 (2016/2017)

Number of staff:

  • 6,943 (January 2018)