Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowships NUAcT

About NUAcT

NUAcT Fellowships

Developing a new generation of creativity, excellence and diversity

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Our NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship programme offers five year, well resourced, academic-track Fellowships in any discipline. Beginning in 2019, we are recruiting 100 new Fellows over the next 5 years.

You’ll be a researcher with the talent and motivation to develop into a future research and academic leader in your field.

About NUAcT Fellowships

As a NUAcT Fellow you will develop your career in an exciting working environment. You will get:

  • a high level of dedicated time for research
  • freedom to develop your research interests
  • access to our cutting-edge facilities.

We are developing into a diverse and inclusive institution, offering a supportive and welcoming staff environment. We hope that you will join us to achieve this vision.

What we offer

Each NUAcT Fellowship offers:

  • five years' salary (£40,792 - £48,676)
  • initial fixed term appointment with expected progression to an open-ended faculty contract, subject to formal review after 3-4 years
  • start-up costs and ongoing research expenses (up to £50k, subject to research programme needs)
  • funding for a PhD student associated with your 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 and facilities
  • extensive training opportunities including a bespoke personal development plan
  • peer support from a cross-disciplinary cohort of talented early career researchers providing further networking, development and collaboration opportunities
  • support for mobility to work with external partners
  • provision for career breaks and career break returners
  • full flexibility to incorporate job share and less-than-full-time working
  • funds to overcome potential barriers to career development associated with protected characteristics

Targeted Fellowships

In addition to the open call we also have targeted NUAcT Fellowship opportunities ring-fenced for specific disciplines.


Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to the development of a fully inclusive University community. We recruit and retain staff and students from all sectors of society. We recognise the value and importance of developing diverse teams.

All fellowships are flexible and accommodate parental and other caring responsibilities. Fellowships will be extended to take account of periods of parental or extended leave and to accommodate part-time working. Additional mentorship and support is given to those returning to their fellowships. 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. 
  • is a member 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
  • is a member of the Business Disability Forum 
  • is currently in the process of joining the Race Equality Charter

If you identify with a particular group, you will be able to access support from one of our support networks within the University, including:

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