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RA Centre for Landscape (NUCoRE)

Requisition ID:  24887

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date:  18-Jan-2023


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.


What’s in it for you? 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.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global 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 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.



Research Assistant: £29,619 to £31,411 per annum

Research Associate: £32,348 to £42,155 per annum

Senior Research Associate: £43,414 to £46,047 per annum


Closing Date: 09 February 2023


You will act as a Research Associate in the Centre for Landscape at Newcastle University. The purpose of this post is to work closely with the two Centre Directors and research theme leads to support the future development of the Centre for Landscape which will launch in October 2022.


This post is being supported by Newcastle University’s One Planet Fund.


About the Centre for Landscape
The Centre provides a home and support for transdisciplinary research in the field of landscape studies at Newcastle University.  Our research focuses on the complex interactions within and between landscape through four themes: 
•    Adaption
•    Citizens and Governance
•    Digital landscape
•    Ecologies and Resources


It incorporates the McCord Centre for (Historic) Landscapes and works across the University in collaboration with various research groups, Institutes and other centres.


More information about the Centre can be found on the website here 

The Centre for Landscape is on Twitter

The Centre is one of Newcastle University’s 16 Centres of Research Excellence. We are growing this portfolio of Centres of Research Excellence to:
•    set a visibly-leading mission and strategy for our collective research activities
•    catalyse the way we work together across disciplines and with external partners
•    provide a venue that gives researchers the freedom and opportunity to succeed
•    coordinate our response to the world’s major challenges.


The Centres benefit from drawing upon all the resources of the University. They are building teams and networks that are diverse in career routes and career stages. 


More information about the Centres can be found here.


The Role

You would be expected to support the two Centre Directors as they develop, with other colleagues, the Centre for Landscape as one of the leading centres for global landscape research based at a UK University.


The Centre launched in October 2022, and the successful candidate will contribute to its future development by supporting the delivery of a series of research events across the academic year that will be open to students & staff across the University and their external partners.


You must have a PhD in a discipline related to landscape research or relevant career experience, an understanding of the underlying principles of landscape research, and a clear commitment to inclusive and transdisciplinary studies. Ideally, you have research or professional experience of landscape research. You must have the ability to work as part of a team and have good communication skills.


The post is fixed term and will be offered on a 0.5FTE basis for 12 months. The candidate will start work as soon as possible in 2023. 


For informal enquiries about the position, please contact, Maggie Roe,  or Sam Turner 

Key Accountabilities

•    Contributing to the promotion of the Centre and its aims via a series of events, its website and Twitter account
•    Supporting development of strategic research collaborations in landscape research
•    Acting as a point of contact for the Centre for Landscape
•    Contributing to landscape research in collaboration with other members of the Centre
•    Publication of research outputs in the field of landscape
•    Providing regular reports to the Centre’s Advisory Group, including monitoring, evaluation and analysis of collaborative projects, to inform the agreement of priorities
•    Encouraging university staff and student exchange opportunities, CPD, and study abroad, including student participation in Masters and research programmes; short-term staff exchanges; facilitation of CPD study visits by landscape professionals and students

The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    knowledge of landscape research
•    ability to develop or contribute to the development of research programmes in the field of landscape
•    experience of writing concise and accurate reports
•    a developing track-record of publications
•    ability to represent the Centre’s strategic goals with external partners
•    experience of the preparing funding applications
•    experience of planning and management of projects involving multiple partners



•    A PhD at time of application or commensurate experience in a field related to landscape research



The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 24887