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Are you an early career researcher in HCI or Ubicomp?
If you want to build a career in a leading HCI lab with access to excellent resources – Newcastle University is offering a number of NUAcT Fellowships targeted at early career researchers.
We would like to strongly encourage applications from excellent HCI and Ubicomp people to come and join our world-leading (and very friendly) team at Open Lab.
We have included details of how to apply below.
We are looking for researchers with interests and experience in technical areas of HCI and Ubiquitous computing including (but not limited to) any of the following areas: collaboration platforms, participatory media technologies, VR/AR, digital fabrication/3D printing, robotics, reactive architectures, embedded sensor platforms, mobile/wearable computing, actuated interfaces, and activity tracking/behavioural analytics.
Strong candidates will have a good/emerging publication record at venues like ACM CHI, CSCW, UIST, Ubicomp and/or relevant journals.
More about NUAcT Fellowships
Our NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship scheme offers the time and freedom for early career researchers in any discipline aligned to our research portfolio to turn their research ideas into an exciting research programme that will propel them into a successful academic career.
Each fellow receives an outstanding package of support.
We offer 5 years of salary, which is fully flexible, up to £50K research expenses and a PhD studentship. Fellows are expected to move to an open-ended academic contract at the end of their research-focused fellowship, subject to a successful review, and we have a dedicated NUAcT Team who support their career development across the five years.
We ensure that every fellow meets regularly with an experienced mentor, who supports them in planning their future career and becoming a rounded academic at Newcastle University.
Highly trained staff help each fellow to develop an individualised personal and professional development plan, which identifies how they can build their research leadership skills through training programmes, workshops and bespoke activities tailored to fellows’ needs. We also provide one-to-one meetings with dedicated research funding managers for fellows to identify the best funding opportunities to establish and sustain a flourishing research programme.
As a university, we are fully committed to providing equality of opportunity for all, and ensuring that diversity is valued and celebrated across the institution.
As a scheme, we aim to recruit a diverse cohort of fellows, who can bring new perspectives to our research and to our thinking. We welcome applications from anyone, anywhere in the world, and expect that all our recruits will contribute to our positive academic environment through valuing differences and being a role model for equality and inclusion.
We don’t believe that there’s another scheme in the UK that can match us for our ambition and scale in building such a large and collaborative interdisciplinary community of researchers who will become our research leaders of the future.
DEADLINE: 6 March 2020
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