Research Fellow in Architectural & Urban Heritage
City Site

Job reference: 07306

Location: City Site

Closing date: 21/02/2020

Salary : Grade G (£28,756 - £33,309 p.a.)

Employment type: Fixed-term contract

Department: x1

School/Section : School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment


Are you an academic looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring.  Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students.  Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.


2020 has been a year full of prizes, publicity and recognition for the NTU community, culminating in our receipt of the prestigious University of the Year award. Along the way, we’ve recorded some of the highest student satisfaction levels in the country in the 2017 National Student Survey, and achieved the TEF gold standard for the quality of our teaching. We are also extremely proud to have been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. All of these achievements are testament to the passion, ideas and ambition of our workforce.


Our rise up the league tables, alongside a number of prestigious national awards, demonstrate the potential that creating and forging excellent partnerships, while harnessing the talents of all our people, can bring. Most notably we have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research. We are now looking for more passionate, ambitious people to join us and help build the university of the future.


Nottingham Trent University is looking to recruit a Research Assistant in Architecture & Urban Heritage, within the subject area of Architectural and Urban Heritage Preservation and Regeneration. The successful candidate will be based at the Centre of Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage.

Research will be linked to a research project, funded by the British Academy, on the Preservation of Disappearing Cultural Heritage of Post-War Mosul - Iraq. This involves data collection, archival analysis, interviews, focus groups, field work as well as developing a number of creative cultural heritage digital platforms, database and publications. The Post will involve working with an international research team from multiple disciplines on interdisciplinary approach to preserve the historic structure and its surrounding context. The project involves a wide range of impact and public engagement activities with local communities and groups as well as working with policy makers, community groups, and international partners.

You will be expected to attend necessary training and research workshops, events and project meetings as well as contribute to the management of the project, meeting milestones and collaborate with different partners, national and international. Your work may involve one or two international travels as part of the project activities.  This role involves contributions to the project reports, publications and further grant applications. This role runs for 18 months, developing a facilitating role during the project, working closely with Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, and assisting in their smooth running, collecting relevant stakeholder data; and iterate the initial journeys, spatial data, and maps.

You will have:

  • experience in architectural and urban preservation of historic sites.
  • Understanding and experience in using technological platforms for recording, documenting and disseminating cultural heritage practices,
  • knowledge of developing and applying visualisation tools to support spatial and virtual communications with public users,
  • excellent visualisation skills, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and animation and VR software packages,
  • the ability to work well in multidisciplinary and international teams,
  • professionalism in dealing with external project partners, and
  • be prepared to work sensitively, reflexively, and under instruction from the research team.
  • Fluent level of language proficiency in English and Arabic.

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Closing date –21st February 2020

Interview date – 10th, 11th & 12th March 2020


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If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Centre of Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage, on +44 (0)115 848 4690, or via email


Nottingham Trent University is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity and we seek people who share those values.



This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.




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