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MSCA ITN Early Stage Researcher: Making connections - B190941R

Newcastle University - History, Classics and Archaeology

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £35,566.92 per annum plus £5,272.44 per annum, mobility allowance
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 13th February 2019
Closes: 1st April 2019
Reference: 218908

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The University invites applications for the above post, which is tenable full-time for a period of 36 months from the start date (planned to be October 2019). This post is funded by the European Commission as part of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network on ‘Cultural Heritage and the Planning of European Landscapes (HERILAND)’.

You will register for a PhD at Newcastle University which will be supervised by members of the HERILAND project team. 

You will pursue these objectives as part of a transdisciplinary, international team through a series of case-studies in collaboration with other partners in the project, including planned secondments in the UK and the Netherlands. 

You will have a Masters in a relevant field, knowledge of heritage and/or landscape relevant to spatial planning, and the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary and international team.

You should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the position, together with a sample of your written work (no more than 2,500 words, which could be extracted from e.g. a dissertation).

You must comply with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN eligibility criteria regarding ESR status and mobility (as outlined in the Job Details). The HERILAND project is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813883.

Informal enquiries about the position can be directed to Professor Sam Turner ( or tel: +44 [0] 191 208 8110).

For more information please click on the following links:  

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 community 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. 

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.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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