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Northumbria University

Academic Opportunities

Northumbria is one of the largest and most ambitious universities in the UK.  We have undergone a huge transformation in recent years and are proud to be a research intensive, modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence. We know our people are key to our success and we are investing in attracting the best academic talent to join us on our journey - could this be you?

Academic excellence is at the heart of our vision and strategy. As a challenger institution, we take on tomorrow by tackling the challenges of a changing world and by growing our global impact.

With almost 35,000 students and over 3000 staff, we have campuses in Newcastle, London and Amsterdam, with our Newcastle city campus providing a lively, thriving base to lead our global operations. We offer a transformative educational experience in a research-rich learning environment that empowers students to achieve their full academic potential while providing them with the skills they require for life beyond university.

In recent years Northumbria has seen its reputation in all areas grow. We have climbed to our best ever position in the UK and international league tables; we have leading partnerships with national and international businesses; our programmes are recognised by many leading professional and statutory bodies, and our research performance across a range of metrics has improved radically. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) we were ranked in the UK top 50 for research power, with the biggest rise in research power of any UK university. Since then, Northumbria has continued to invest in research excellence and entered more than 1000 colleagues to REF 2021.

Our commitment to research excellence has seen significant investment in research-active staff over recent years. We rank in the UK top 50 in both The Guardian and Complete University Guide 2022 rankings and are the second highest rated UK university in the annual Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 we were rated within the top 20% globally for research citations, further evidence of our continued transformation as a globally recognised centre for research.

Our achievements are a direct result of collective focus and effort: our people, culture and values are key to our future success. To support us in continuing to deliver our ambitious strategy we are further investing in the appointment of outstanding academic colleagues to a range of roles across all our subject disciplines, as outlined below.

If you are an outstanding academic, who has the passion to deliver the best possible research-rich learning experience to our students and the ambition to help us make a remarkable impact on the world, join us.

More information about Northumbria can be found on our Employer Profile and details of the opportunities available can be found below.

Other Academic Opportunities

We are also recruiting in key subject areas and are keen to invest and attract outstanding candidates with expertise in our areas of research excellence.

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