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Newcastle University Futures

We’re inviting you to shape the future of Newcastle’s research and education excellence. Together we can unlock solutions to the most pressing challenges in our region and around the globe.

Growing multidisciplinary excellence

We are a research-intensive institution. We push boundaries in our quest to understand the world around us. But we need fresh perspectives and diversity of thought.

At the heart of what drives people to work at Newcastle University is:

  • being part of something greater
  • making a better world through education, research, and innovation

In some way, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution.

Our vision and strategy

In 2018, we launched a Vision and Strategy. It sets ambitious goals for growth of people and resources. It introduced several transformative initiatives. They speed up our evolution and grow our teaching and research capacity. They include:

Our NU Futures initiative

Our Newcastle University Futures (NU Futures) academic appointment initiative is:

  • the next step on our journey to realising the University’s Vision
  • one of the mechanisms supporting our growth ambition

We want to see our cutting-edge research:

  • inform curriculum development and education
  • enthuse our students and empower them to gain the skills that they need
  • help our students succeed as creative, critical, and entrepreneurial global citizens
  • cross disciplinary boundaries and make a real-world impact

A future of opportunity with Newcastle

We would like to hear from you if:

  • you’re at the forefront of research thinking in your discipline
  • you thrive on contributing your ideas to support a collective ambition
  • you want to drive real and meaningful impact in research and education

Through NU Futures, we are looking to make senior level appointments (Senior Lecturers and Professors). We're looking for you to join one of the following Cluster Group disciplines.

Recruitment is open for an array of ‘opportunity areas’ within these Cluster Groups. There is a substantial benefits and opportunities package. It’s provided for each successfully appointed NU Futures colleague. Details are in our Candidate Pack.

Building a positive research culture

NU Futures appointees will commit to shaping our collaborative and positive research culture. Some individual members will have stronger credentials in research and some in education.

Candidates with experience from non-academic sectors will be especially welcome.

Clinical academic positions at consultant level are also possible with NU Futures. This is subject to a joint appointment process with the relevant NHS employer, facilitated by the University.

Become a role model for equality, diversity and inclusion

We build success on teams whose backgrounds and personal experiences reflect global diversity. We encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing world-leading teams.

We take pride in being a university that is inclusive in its approach to all students, staff and partners. We celebrate the diversity of the people in our community.

As a NU Futures academic, you will be a role model for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI). You will help make Newcastle University a dynamic, modern and inclusive place.