Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Salary: £28,982 to £30,738 per annum, with progression to £37,768

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Contract / Temporary

Closing Date: 26 September 2016

Following our success in REF2014 Newcastle University are making unprecedented strategic investment in our research capacity through a series of research fellowship positions. This post is supported by Newcastle University’s Research Excellence Academy (REA), which embodies the University’s commitment to foster an environment in which academic excellence and ground-breaking research can thrive.

Posts are offered in the research institutes Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice (NICAP), Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI) and Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (NISR).

We wish to appoint to appoint an outstanding postdoctoral researcher for a three-year research fellowship hosted by the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI). The successful candidate will pursue a personal research project, contribute to the work of NUHRI more generally, and enhance the profile of humanities research both within and outside Newcastle University.

The NUHRI Fellowships are intended primarily to enable early career researchers to undertake a research project of their own design that will lead to an original and significant piece of publishable work. Applications will be considered from candidates working in all areas of the humanities (broadly defined). Projects that are multi- or interdisciplinary in nature are particularly welcome.

The post is full-time for three years, beginning in October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree since 1 January 2012, or be in expectation that the award will be made by 31 October 2016. Applicants should not already have held a permanent academic appointment.

For more information please contact Professor Matthew Grenby, Director of NUHRI: m.o.grenby@ncl.ac.uk