Professor - (Title to be confirmed on appointment) - Cultural Heritage
All campuses

Job reference: 008497

Location: All campuses

Closing date: 26/03/2021

Salary : Professors - Band 2 (£72,594 - £78,093 p.a.)

Employment type: Fixed-term contract

Team: Doctoral School and Research Operations

School / Directorate : Research

Professor in Cultural Heritage Research – (Part-time) 

City Site 

 Additional information: Title to be confirmed on appointment, part-time 0.2FTE, 7.4 hours. Fixed term for 12-36 months.

 The Cultural Heritage Research Peak at NTU is seeking the recruitment of high calibre academics as Professors on fractional contracts (0.2 FTE) to develop, contribute to and support with building strategic links and collaborations with world-leading institutions, international organisations and research partners across the globe. Professors will be selected based on their research track record, their strengths in relation to the Peak’s priority areas, and their experience and potential in complementing NTU’s world-leading researchers and scholars. 

You will be joining a team of world-leading senior researchers and scholars from disciplines across the University.  You will play a fundamental role in contributing to a wide range of research activities across the various subject areas, including world-leading publications and impact; strengthening our existing projects; and enhancing NTU’s future research excellence.  You will have the opportunity to fully engage with our national and international partners along with governments who have a keen interest in the sustainable preservation of cultural heritage using heritage science, advanced technology, and sustainable management.   

These professorships are part of a package of significant investment in the field of global and cultural heritage (click here to view our other Cultural Heritage posts), demonstrating NTU’s commitment to the Cultural Heritage Research Peak’s continued success in research and societal impact.  Cultural Heritage has been selected as NTU’s first Research Peak and represents an area of major and increasing excellence and external salience which NTU wishes to invest in as part of its strategic vision ‘University, reimagined’ . We are open to strong candidates in any aspect of Cultural Heritage and whilst we have identified the following areas of strength, we are also open to new topics, partnerships and networks:   

•  Smart heritage preservation and virtual environments for world heritage sites. 

•  Next generation imaging and remote sensing instrumentation tailored to heritage research. 

•  Sustainable and future-proof models for public engagement and visitor experiences in museums and heritage institutions. 

•  Preserving disappearing and endangered cultural heritage preservation in conflict and post-conflict contexts. 

• Interdisciplinary research in the application of physical sciences to archaeology, history, and conservation with a particular focus on the history of global connections.  And, 

• New data science methods for big data in heritage science. 

We welcome applications from exceptional international candidates with a track record of world-leading, high impact research, and have a commitment to the academic endeavour of the University.   

Closing date: Close of play, Friday 26 March 2021  

Interviews:  TBC: Tuesday 20 April 2021; Friday 23 April 2021; Wednesday 28 April 2021; Friday 30 April 2021.

For enquiries in relation to this post, please contact either of our Cultural Heritage Research Peak Leaders: Professor Gamal (Mohamed) Abdelmonem or Professor Haida Liang.  

Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter outlining their motivation and fit to the post.

Successful applicants will be appointed to the Band 2 professorial grade, except in justifiable circumstances. 

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

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. 

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We are proud of how far we have come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further? 

Please note that 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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