Academic Fellowship - Cultural Heritage
All campuses

Job reference: 008503

Location: All campuses

Closing date: 26/03/2021

Salary : Grade H HE (£34,304 - £37,467 p.a)

Employment type: Other

Team: Not specified

School / Directorate : Research

Additional information: 5-year fixed term in the first instance with transfer to a permanent Associate Professorship contract on Teaching & Research academic pathway subject to successful completion of the fellowship.

Commencing grade H_HE, progressing to Grade I (Senior Lecturer) and then Grade J (Associate Professor).

NTU is pleased to present three exciting opportunities for early career researchers (ECRs) in the field of Cultural Heritage.  This ground-breaking, inter-disciplinary field 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.

These posts present an opportunity to contribute to NTU’s growth and success whilst also developing your own research leading to a permanent academic position. You will be awarded a 5-year Research Fellowship leading to an Associate Professorship following successful completion.  These Fellowship opportunities 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.

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 with whom have a keen interest in the sustainable preservation of cultural heritage using heritage science, advanced technology, and sustainable management. 

We are open to strong candidates in Cultural Heritage research and whilst we have identified the following areas of strength, we are very much open to new ideas:

•  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 UK-based or international candidates with a track record of high impact research, an accelerating research trajectory, and 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 Abdelmonem or Professor Haida Liang.

Applicants should submit a CV and a detailed 5-year research plan (maximum 4 pages, including plans for securing external funding), aligned with research in the field of cultural heritage with their online application.

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

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.

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.

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? ​​​​​​​


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