Research Fellow in Architectural and Urban Heritage
City Site

Job reference: 009049

Location: City Site

Closing date: 27/07/2021

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

Employment type: Fixed-term contract

Team: Architecture

School / Directorate : School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Additional Information: This is a fixed-term contract until March 2022.

We are deeply proud of our academic community. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a diverse and dynamic learning environment, defined by a shared sense of respect for all its people. Our mission is to be bold, to do the right things and to change lives, and our academics are key to realising those goals. Their work continues to reinforce our credentials as an award-winning university, and a research centre of excellence.

Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: forging excellent partnerships around the world and harnessing the talents of all our people. We secured a ‘Gold’ rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework; received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research; and in 2018, we were the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge, further demonstrating our commitment to ensuring ‘success for all’. NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. That’s why we’re now looking for new, passionate, ambitious people to join our community.

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

The appointed Research Fellow will be working on a funded research project on the conservation, analysis and virtual reconstruction of the Archaeological site of Hawara Pyramid in Fayoum, Egypt. This involves data collection, archival analysis, field work LiDAR Scanning and recording, as well as developing innovation virtual heritage models for the historic site. The Post will involve working with large 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 12 months or until the end of March 2022, 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 LiDAR surveys, Point-Cloud Laser scanning and processing digital and virtual modelling techniques,
  • 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 teams,
  • professionalism in dealing with external project partners, and
  • be prepared to work sensitively, reflexively, and under instruction from the research team.

Interview Date: TBC

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem via e-mail

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.

We’re proud of how far we’ve 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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