We have six research fellowships available. These are in the areas of:
- Civil Engineering (three available)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering (two available)
- Rural Economy (one available)
These are five-year fixed-term fellowships. There is an opportunity to progress to open-ended academic positions, depending on performance.
The fellowship includes:
- a start-up package
- an academic mentor
- funds to establish an international research network
In shaping the package we will take due account of candidates' individual situations.
They provide an exciting opportunity for early career researchers who aim to be future research leaders in their area.
You'll work within a supportive environment. You'll be expected to establish an international reputation and obtain external funding in your research area.
The focus of the positions is on research excellence. Teaching responsibilities will be minimal. However, an aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching and learning innovation will be welcome.
Precise responsibilities will be agreed with the relevant head of academic unit.
Eighteen months before the end of the fixed-term contract there will be an assessment for progression to an open-ended academic position at the end of the five-year term of the fellowship.
Civil EngineeringCivil Engineering
Three Fellowships are available in this area.
You'll form part of an ambitious programme of world class research. You'll focus on the challenges of science and engineering at the interface between technological, human and natural systems.
There are five engineering research groups specialising in:
- environmental engineering
- geotechnical and structural engineering
- transport engineering
- water resource engineering
You'll be expected to specialise in one of these disciplinary areas. You'll also collaborate with colleagues in other Civil Engineering groups. More widely, you'll address the University’s Sustainability societal challenge.
Professor Chris Kilsby
Professor of Hydrology & Climate Change
Electrical and Electronic EngineeringElectrical and Electronic Engineering
Two Fellowships are available in this area.
You should have a strong track record of research and publications in one of the following research areas:
- Signal and Information Processing
- Electrical Power
- Emerging Technologies and Materials
- Biomedical Engineering
Professor Anthony O’Neill
Siemens Professor of Microelectronics
Rural EconomyRural Economy
One Fellowship is available in this area.
You'll form part of an ambitious programme of social science expansion within the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) and the Agriculture dicispline. This expansion is led by the appointments of:
- Professor Sally Shortall as the new Duke of Northumberland Chair in Rural Economy
- Professor Mark Reed as the N8 Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation
- a proposed new lectureship in the area of agricultural and food economics
You will also collaborate with the CRE’s recently launched Rural Enterprise UK team. They have begun to work in collaboration with Defra, BIS and Scottish Government to collect and analyse data on rural small businesses in the UK.
Reader in Environmental Economics