Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowships NUAcT

Cities and Place

Cities and Place

Now closed for applications

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We are looking to grow our Cities and Place research in distinctive and innovative ways and welcome candidates from across (and between) all disciplines related to this area.

If your expertise and passion lie in solving global challenges and socioeconomic inequalities associated with processes such as urbanisation; urban economies; labour markets; marginalised locations, infrastructural decline and renewal; digital innovation; climate change; economic development; local and regional governance or constitutional change,we’d love to hear from you.

This research theme aligns with our Engagement and Place Strategy and the University’s deep commitment to social and economic justice, which is central to our decolonisation and diversification agenda. Our NUAcT fellowships in this area will galvanise and build research momentum across the University around a number of different opportunity areas, embedding Fellows into a supportive multidisciplinary environment which includes the following Newcastle University Centres of Research Excellence: Researching Cities, Heritage, Mobility and Transport, Children and Youth, Ageing and Inequalities, and Healthier Lives. The newly created, multidisciplinary School X will invite all NUAcT Fellows to come together and explore ideas for inter-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations.

We are welcoming applications aligned to our Cities and Place theme in the following opportunity areas:

 Cities and Place at Newcastle University

Newcastle University hosts the National Innovation Centre for Ageing and is establishing the world’s premier centre for healthy ageing and living. We also lead the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE). NICRE undertakes research, innovation projects and policy evaluation to unlock the economic potential of rural enterprise and communities. We are home to the Dyson Research Office, Faraday North East Regional Office, a number of National Institute of Health Research Units (Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria, Behavioural Science Policy Research Unit), and the School for Public Health Research. Newcastle University is also working in partnership with Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid to develop InTEGReL (Integrated Transport Electricity Gas Research Laboratory), a multi-vector integrated energy systems research and demonstration facility (“living lab”) in Gateshead. Further key partnerships include Insights NorthEast, 7Stories, the Lannan Foundation, Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Infarm (Indoor Urban Farming), Northern Health Science Alliance, and the Great North Children’s Hospital (the most extensive range of children’s services anywhere outside of London).

The application window for this theme is now closed