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NUAcT Fellow: Engineering and Technology

Requisition ID:  1882

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £41,526.00 - £49,553.00 

Closing Date: 6 March 2020


The Role


Please click here to download the candidate briefing pack for full details on how to apply for this vacancy - applications must include all of the supporting documents listed in the pack.


The NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship Scheme offers five-year, well-resourced research fellowships in any discipline, leading to open-ended appointments. NUAcT Fellows will join a thriving cohort of talented early career researchers and will be fully supported to reach their potential with bespoke development opportunities, dedicated mentors and access to world class research facilities. Fellowships are fully flexible to accommodate part time working patterns.


Newcastle University is an anchor institution in a vibrant city and we work closely with external partners from local communities through to global organisations, conducting research that benefits our region, our country and the world. Our international research is facilitated by having physical bases in four locations (Newcastle, London, Singapore and Malaysia).


We are looking for people who are inspiring researchers and who can make a positive contribution to our research environment - people who can nurture and develop those around them; who value a diverse and supportive workplace and are proactive in developing one; and who can be inter-disciplinary, establishing collaborations and networks. You will also be a talented and motivated researcher with the potential to develop a leading international profile and you will be genuinely excited about your research programme and the difference it can make.


What does the NUAcT programme offer?

  • Five years' salary (or five years’ FTE equivalent if working part time)
  • Initial fixed term appointment with progression to an open-ended contract subject to review
  • Research expenses (up to £50k, subject to research programme needs)
  • Funding for a PhD student associated with the research programme
  • Dedicated mentors with extensive research expertise and significant project management experience
  • The opportunity to join and participate in our world-class interdisciplinary research centres
  • A bespoke personal development plan and extensive training opportunities
  • Peer support from a cross-disciplinary cohort of talented early career researchers


We strive to be sector leading in our work on equality, diversity and inclusion. Please visit our EDI webpages for further information on our intiatives and policies which help to make our workplace fair, family friendly and genuinely inclusive.


Who can apply?

Our NUAcT Fellows come from a range of backgrounds and bring with them a wealth of experience in research, outreach, teaching and more. Because our cohort spans such a broad disciplinary reach, it is difficult to say what makes a ‘typical’ NUAcT Fellow. However, what they all have in common is a passion for their research and for developing a cohesive and positive research environment, an appetite for exploring ways of working across boundaries both within and outside of the University, and the motivation and talent to carry out research that can have a real and meaningful impact on a global platform.


The Engineering and Technology panel welcomes applications from researchers working in the disciplines of engineering, technology and computer science that are part of Newcastle University’s broad research portfolio. If you’re unsure which NUAcT panel to apply to (for example, if your research spans more than one discipline), you should apply to the panel that you think best fits your research. You may request that your application is considered by an additional panel.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


For full details on eligibility and how to apply please download a candidate briefing pack from our NUAcT webpages .


Website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuact


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 1882