Research Assistant /Associate - B189115R
 

Salary: £27,831 - £29,515 per annum (PhD Near Completion - Assistant Level)             
            £30,395 - £39,610 per annum (PhD Awarded - Associate Level)

Closing Date: 21 March 2019

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant / Associate to support the research activities of the Head of School: Professor Adam Sharr. Working closely with the Head of School you will support innovative planned research grant projects, and provide support for publications in the area of architectural design, and architectural history and theories.

You should have a PhD (or near completion), and previous qualifications, in architecture – or in art history, cultural studies or another cognate discipline with previous research relevant to architecture, particularly its design, history and theories. Or you could have pre-existing experience as an RA or postdoc in these fields. You will need a good understanding of architectural and humanities research methods and conventions. You will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher, able to carry-out research both as an independent scholar and as member of a team, with excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written. You will need to have an eye for detail, be adept at proactively managing multiple deadlines and have good editing skills.

Newcastle University is home to one of the most successful and longest-established architecture schools in the UK. Approaching its centenary, its graduates include Alison and Peter Smithson, Terry Farrell, Eric Parry, and the Matrix feminist design co-operative. Alongside one of the most respected and substantial architectural history and theory communities in the UK, the architectural design culture in Newcastle is spirited and energetic encompassing, for example: a number of award winning student ‘live’ design and build projects; a design research consultancy, Design Office, and a recently-established PhD by Creative Practice programme. Studio units at BA and MArch are diverse and speculative, yet grounded, and the quality of student work has been recognised in many recent awards. The School consistently attracts students of the best calibre from around the world.


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. 

Informal enquiries: Professor Adam Sharr, adam.sharr@ncl.ac.uk  , Tel: +44 (0) 191 208 5579

The post is full-time, fixed term for 2 years, based in Newcastle, and to begin as soon as possible. 

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.  

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Faculty/Services
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Unit
Architecture, Planning & Landscape
Sub Unit
Architecture, Planning & Landscape
Staff Category
Research
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours of Work
Full Time
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Salary: £27,831 - £29,515 per annum (PhD Near Completion - Assistant Level)             
            £30,395 - £39,610 per annum (PhD Awarded - Associate Level)

Closing Date: 21 March 2019

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant / Associate to support the research activities of the Head of School: Professor Adam Sharr. Working closely with the Head of School you will support innovative planned research grant projects, and provide support for publications in the area of architectural design, and architectural history and theories.

You should have a PhD (or near completion), and previous qualifications, in architecture – or in art history, cultural studies or another cognate discipline with previous research relevant to architecture, particularly its design, history and theories. Or you could have pre-existing experience as an RA or postdoc in these fields. You will need a good understanding of architectural and humanities research methods and conventions. You will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher, able to carry-out research both as an independent scholar and as member of a team, with excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written. You will need to have an eye for detail, be adept at proactively managing multiple deadlines and have good editing skills.

Newcastle University is home to one of the most successful and longest-established architecture schools in the UK. Approaching its centenary, its graduates include Alison and Peter Smithson, Terry Farrell, Eric Parry, and the Matrix feminist design co-operative. Alongside one of the most respected and substantial architectural history and theory communities in the UK, the architectural design culture in Newcastle is spirited and energetic encompassing, for example: a number of award winning student ‘live’ design and build projects; a design research consultancy, Design Office, and a recently-established PhD by Creative Practice programme. Studio units at BA and MArch are diverse and speculative, yet grounded, and the quality of student work has been recognised in many recent awards. The School consistently attracts students of the best calibre from around the world.


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. 

Informal enquiries: Professor Adam Sharr, adam.sharr@ncl.ac.uk  , Tel: +44 (0) 191 208 5579

The post is full-time, fixed term for 2 years, based in Newcastle, and to begin as soon as possible. 

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.  

Click here for further details