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NUAcT Fellow: Water Security (2 posts) - NUAcT07

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £40,792 to £48,676
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2019
Closes: 30th July 2019
Job Ref: 234565

NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship Scheme

Developing a new generation of creativity, excellence and diversity

NUAcT Fellow: Water Security (2 posts)

Salary: £40,792 - £48,676 per annum 

The NUAcT Fellowship Scheme

NUAcT offers five-year, well-resourced Fellowships which can lead to faculty appointments and we are recruiting 100 new Fellows over the next five years.

Through the NUAcT fellowship scheme, we are looking to recruit a diverse cohort of investigators with the talent and motivation to become future research and academic leaders in their field. As a Fellow at Newcastle University, you will develop your career in an exciting working environment, be provided with a high level of dedicated time for research, have the freedom to develop your research interests and have access to our cutting-edge facilities. We are an anchor institution in a vibrant city and work closely with external partners, 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).

EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) is one of the University’s core values: we are committed to providing equality of opportunity to succeed, valuing individual differences and the benefit this brings to the pursuit of academic excellence. We are working towards a fully inclusive University community which recruits and retains staff and students from all sectors of society and provides a positive and supportive culture. Our NUAcT Fellows will not only benefit from this, but will help us deliver a workplace culture in which fairness and equity are valued and where all of our staff and students can thrive.

For more information about EDI at Newcastle, and our current priorities and projects, see:

NUAcT: Water Security

Global water security – ensuring a reliable and acceptable quantity and quality of water, and managing water-related risks for all – is foundational to sustainable development.  Water is essential for human life and underpins food and energy security, health and well-being, and prosperous economies. Some 80% of the world's population live in areas with threats to water security. Between 1990-2015 more than 1.6m people died, and 5.5bn people were affected by water disasters. Today, some 61% of the world’s population still do not have access to improved basic sanitation and 28% do not have safe drinking water, resulting in over half a million deaths globally every  year due to waterborne disease. 

To address the global water security challenge, we are bringing together academics from across Newcastle and other world leading univerisites to lead the £20M Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub. The GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund which harnesses expertise of the UK’s world-leading researchers to promote the dignity and prosperity for some of the most disadvantaged and hardest to reach people on our planet.

Who can apply?

We seek 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 grant awards. You will also have experience or demonstrable interest in research in an international context relevant to the GCRF Water Security Hub’s remit.

Contact: Professor Richard Dawson,



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