NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship Scheme - NUAcT01
 

NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship Scheme
Developing a new generation of creativity, excellence and diversity

Salary: £40,792 - £48,676 per annum

Closing date: 10 March 2019

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 new Fellows over the next five years.

 

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, career pathway, disciplinary background, experience and personal characteristics and that Newcastle University is ideally placed to build such teams. We are determined to be inclusive and we offer a supportive and welcoming environment to all of our staff.

 

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 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. 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).

 

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 grant awards. Your research interest should align with Newcastle University’s research portfolio.

Targeted Opportunities
This is our Open Call.  We also have NUAcT Fellowship opportunities ring-fenced for specific disciplines which will be advertised separately please see our webpages for further information.

 
What does the NUAcT programme offer?

·         Five years' salary

·         Initial fixed term appointment with progression to an open-ended contract subject to formal review

·         Start-up costs and ongoing research expenses (up to £50k, subject to research programme needs)

·         Funding for a PhD student associated with the research project

·         Dedicated mentors with world class expertise and significant research management experience

·         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 of talented early career researchers

·         Support for mobility to work with external partners, including outside the UK and academia

·         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 and importance of developing diverse teams and particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. We understand that individuals have different needs and will tailor our support package around these.

 

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 including NUWomen, the Parent network, Rainbow@NCL (LGBT network), the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) network and the Disability Interest Group (DIG).

 

Follow these weblinks for further information:
Contact: nuact.admin@newcastle.ac.uk

Website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuact

Please note: candidate briefing pack updated on 21 January with amendments on page 13

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.

Candidate briefing pack

Faculty/Services
Newcastle University
Unit
Newcastle University
Sub Unit
Newcastle University
Staff Category
Academic (non-clinical)
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
 

NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship Scheme
Developing a new generation of creativity, excellence and diversity

Salary: £40,792 - £48,676 per annum

Closing date: 10 March 2019

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 new Fellows over the next five years.

 

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, career pathway, disciplinary background, experience and personal characteristics and that Newcastle University is ideally placed to build such teams. We are determined to be inclusive and we offer a supportive and welcoming environment to all of our staff.

 

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 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. 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).

 

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 grant awards. Your research interest should align with Newcastle University’s research portfolio.

Targeted Opportunities
This is our Open Call.  We also have NUAcT Fellowship opportunities ring-fenced for specific disciplines which will be advertised separately please see our webpages for further information.

 
What does the NUAcT programme offer?

·         Five years' salary

·         Initial fixed term appointment with progression to an open-ended contract subject to formal review

·         Start-up costs and ongoing research expenses (up to £50k, subject to research programme needs)

·         Funding for a PhD student associated with the research project

·         Dedicated mentors with world class expertise and significant research management experience

·         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 of talented early career researchers

·         Support for mobility to work with external partners, including outside the UK and academia

·         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 and importance of developing diverse teams and particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. We understand that individuals have different needs and will tailor our support package around these.

 

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 including NUWomen, the Parent network, Rainbow@NCL (LGBT network), the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) network and the Disability Interest Group (DIG).

 

Follow these weblinks for further information:
Contact: nuact.admin@newcastle.ac.uk

Website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuact

Please note: candidate briefing pack updated on 21 January with amendments on page 13

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.

Candidate briefing pack