Senior Lecturer, Doctoral Education and Civic Engagement
City Site

Job reference: 010866

Location: City Site

Closing date: 07/09/2022

Salary : Senior Lecturer Band 1 (£41,131 - £52,056 pa)

Employment type: Permanent

Team: Doctoral School and Research Operations

School / Directorate : DVC - Research and Enterprise

Co(l)laborative and Inclusive.

Doing things differently.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the UK’s most effective universities, with a clear sense of what we want to achieve and the wherewithal to deliver it.   Inclusive in engaging with local communities and organisations to identify the topics to be explored. Inclusive in diversifying the backgrounds of colleagues who lead the exploration. Inclusive in the way in which the findings are shared with our partners.  

Of course, research inclusivity has to be pursued in combination with research quality. In the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021, 83% of NTU’s research outputs and 86% of our research impact were assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. In 2021, the University received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of our outstanding research into the science of cultural heritage.

We're now seeking a Senior Lecturer to join the team that delivers a new doctoral training partnership between Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham.  This new partnership programme at doctoral level – known as the Universities for Nottingham Co(l)laboratory - will take an experimental approach to public dialogue and community-led research and innovation.

You’ll play a key role in the coordination and facilitation of a new, collaborative and inclusive method of knowledge production, which uses a programme of live events and a virtual crowdsourcing platform to co-create the research agenda.  You’ll also have responsibility for the development and delivery of the Co(l)laboratory doctoral training programme, targeted at Co(l)lab. postgraduate researchers but open to all citizens of Nottingham city and county and Universities for Nottingham partner employees. 

Skilled in developing and delivering training in research ethics and integrity, research methods, research impact, research design for audiences across many levels you'll have a wide range of knowledge and experiences.  Qualified to doctoral level you'll have an excellent understanding of the national and international research policy context.  

As a key member of the Co(l)laboratory Delivery Executive team you'll be expected to collaborate with colleagues in academic schools and research centres across both universities, with key Universities for Nottingham partners and with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.   

For more information on the role, please contact ​​​​​​​Dr Rebekah Smith McGloin, Director, Doctoral School and Research Operations at rebekah.smithmcgloin@ntu.ac.uk.

We’ve shown that a university can be simultaneously outstanding in teaching, practice, and research. ​​​​​​​We push boundaries, disrupt the status quo, and transform lives.  Come and be part of our success. Join us today and help us make a real difference to people's lives and society.

Co(l)laborating with our partners for change.

​​​​​​​Co(l)laboratory is an eight-year programme of work, part-funded by Research England Development Fund.  It reimagines cohort-based doctoral training through the lens of inclusion and civic engagement. It delivers doctoral research for the community, through the community and in the community through 50 trained PhDs, specifically targeting under-represented communities in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, who will undertake a programme of locally relevant, challenge-based research and be trained as the local civic leaders of the future.


​​​​​​​Co(l)laboratory delivers a civic cohort-based doctoral training partnership which is designed to engage local citizens and civic employers in setting the agenda for research at their local universities.  A flagship programme within the Universities for Nottingham civic partnership, Co(l)lab. brings radical change in doctoral education by piloting new ways to co-create the research agenda, a step-change in doctoral recruitment and a new type of training programme – open to all, and designed to train the next generation of civic leaders.

Recently refreshed, the first Universities for Nottingham Civic Agreement that underpins the civic partnership, was co-created to improve prosperity, opportunity, sustainability, health and wellbeing for local citizens, families and communities. The initial document was signed in July 2020, with the refresh shifting the focus of the partnership to support the city and county’s post-covid recovery and the UK government’s “levelling up” agenda.

UfN partners include: Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System, Nottinghamshire Health Care Trust, West Nottinghamshire College and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

Like the UfN partnership, Co(l)laboratory is built on the principles of community leadership, resilience, inclusion and equity.

Join us

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we encourage applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

We’ll look after you with ongoing support, good development opportunities and a competitive salary that rewards your contribution. We also offer generous holidays, flexible working options, a pension scheme, great facilities and wide range of savings, discounts and benefits.

Start to think about your future differently. Apply here.​​​​​​​


Please note:

  • This post is part time at 29.6 hours per week and salary and benefits will be pro-rata.  Happy to talk flexible working.
  • This is a funded term contract covering the 8-year programme of work to 31 July 2030.
  • This is a shared role between Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.  Whilst being employed by NTU, the role-holder will be expected to spend 50% of their time based at University of Nottingham.



​​​​​​​This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions. 

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