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NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship Scheme - NUAcT01

Newcastle University

Developing a new generation of creativity, excellence and diversity

We are delighted to be launching our brand new Fellowship scheme, NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) which offers five-year, well-resourced Fellowships in any discipline, leading to faculty appointments. Beginning in 2019, we are recruiting 100 Fellows over the next five years.

Candidates should read the candidate briefing pack before applying for this position which contains detailed instructions on how to apply.  Applications must include ALL of the documents listed in the "how to apply" section on page 13.

Newcastle University is a world-class research-intensive university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. We believe that the major challenges of the future will be answered by teams that are diverse in career stage, disciplinary background, experience and personal characteristics and that we are ideally placed to build such teams.

We are looking to recruit a diverse cohort of investigators with the talent and motivation to become future research leaders in their field. As a Fellow at Newcastle University, you will develop your career in exciting working environments, you will be provided with a high level of dedicated time for research, have the freedom to develop your research interests and gain access to our cutting-edge facilities. Our international research is facilitated by having physical bases in four locations (Newcastle, London, Singapore and Malaysia).

Who can apply?

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to develop into independent research investigators. You must have a relevant PhD (or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience, a track record of high quality research, and be aspiring to apply for externally funded fellowships or other major awards. Your research interest should align with our research portfolio.

Targeted opportunities

We also have NUAcT Fellowship opportunities ring-fenced for specific disciplines – please see our webpages for information.

What does the NUAcT programme offer?

  • Five years' salary
  • Initial fixed term appointment with progression to an open-ended contract subject to review
  • Start-up costs and ongoing research expenses (up to £50k)
  • Funding for a PhD student
  • Dedicated mentors with world class expertise
  • The opportunity to join and participate in our world-class research centres
  • Extensive training opportunities including a bespoke personal development plan
  • Peer support from a cross disciplinary cohort
  • Support for mobility to work with external partners
  • Additional provision for career breaks and career break returners, full flexibility to incorporate job share and less-than-full-time working, and funds to overcome potential barriers to career development associated with protected characteristics

Fostering equality, diversity and inclusion

Newcastle University is committed to the development of a fully inclusive University community which recruits and retains staff and students from all sectors of society. We recognise the value of developing diverse teams and welcome applications from under-represented groups.

The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN award recognising the advancement we have made in promoting gender equality and the career progression of women. We are members of the Stonewall Global Diversity Champion programme which recognises organisations that are committed to Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality across the world, we are members of the Business Disability Forum and we are currently in the process of joining the Race Equality charter. Our NUAcT Fellows who identify with a particular group will be able to access support via one of our many networks within the University.


Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £40,792 to £48,676 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st January 2019
Closes: 10th March 2019
Job Ref: NUAcT01 - 214979
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