NUAcT Fellow: Economics of Creative Industries

Requisition ID:  25901

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  16 Sep 2023


Salary: £45,585 to £48,350 per annum

 Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

 Closing Date: 22 October 2023


The Role


Please click here to download the candidate briefing pack for full details on how to apply for this vacancy.


This opportunity will close when a suitable candidate is found.  Applications will be reviewed regularly throughout the open period.


Please note we will only consider applications which have attached all the supporting documents listed on pages 16 and 17 of the candidate briefing pack.  


We are looking for a Fellow in areas relevant to the research programme of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (Creative PEC). This Creative PEC gives evidence-based policy insights and analysis which support the creative industries.  It aims to inform policymakers, industry and other stakeholders about the economic and cultural impact of the creative sector. In its next phase of work, the Creative PEC’s research consortium, made up of researchers from Sussex and Sheffield Universities, Work Advance and Newcastle University, will produce regular reporting and deep dives on specific themes (Education and Skills; Research & Development and Clusters; the Arts, Culture & Heritage, and Internationalisation).


We are in the process of establishing the Creative PEC Research Unit at Newcastle University and as a NUAcT Fellow you will be joining a team made of the Creative PEC’s Research Director, Professor of Macroeconomics, Giorgio Fazio and two Post-Doctoral Research Fellows. The Research Unit will also work closely with the Creative PEC’s Centre Director and Professor of the Economics of Creative Industries, Hasan Bakhshi.


We especially welcome applications from researchers with research experience in cultural economics and the Creative Industries.  We are also happy to consider exceptional candidates who do not have this experience but are able to propose a strong research agenda in these fast-growing areas, and who are excited by the challenge of developing the Creative PEC’s research agenda.

We are particularly looking for economists with strong quantitative skills, who are also attracted to working with other disciplines and who are motivated by the desire to use academic research to make an impact on society.

Within the University, you will join the Business School and become a member of the Economics Subject Group. However, you will be located within the Creative PEC’s Research Unit for the duration of your fellowship to maximise the opportunities to collaborate with other Creative PEC researchers, with bases in both Newcastle University and London RSA House, a blended approach of working across both locations can be discussed with Giorgio Fazio if required.
You will:

  • Plan and carry out independent, original research relevant to the Creative PEC and leading to high-quality outputs, impact and successful applications for further research funding
  • Help address the Creative PEC’s research priorities and shape its dynamic and responsive research agenda
  • Help develop the Creative PEC’s new longitudinal business panel survey
  • Liaise with the Creative PEC’s Policy Unit and the Creative PEC’s stakeholders to identify and address the research priorities of the Creative PEC’s Research Unit
  • Initiate and participate in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research collaborations, both within and beyond the Creative PEC’s Research Unit, that enable cutting-edge original research


The full candidate pack and a timeline for recruitment is available on the NUAcT Website.


For informal enquiries please contact the NUAcT Team:


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We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 25901