Research Fellow in Public Administration

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£35,844 – £40,322
21 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The COGOV project recognises that European societies are facing a large number of ‘wicked’ and unruly problems and the public sector is caught in across-pressure between growing expectations from citizens and scarce public resources. In response to these twin challenges, this project aims to explore and assess the strategic leadership efforts of local governments and other public agencies to transform themselves from ‘bureaucratic authorities’ – treating citizens as legal subjects – and ‘service providers’ – treating citizens as customers – into ‘arenas for co-creation’, in which citizens are recognised as experts in their own life and capable of providing useful inputs (in terms of resources, ideas and energy) into the process of public governance.  It will highlight co-created public innovation that not only provides more effective services, solutions and policies, but which also enhances the responsiveness of the public sector.

We are seeking a full-time Research Fellow in Public Administration to join the Department of Social Sciences, in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences. The post is funded by EU H2020 project ‘COGOV’, led by Northumbria University and is fixed-term until October 31st 2021. You will be a key member of the COGOV team and will carry out both qualitative and quantitative on participatory approaches to public administration, particularly focussing on the co-production and co-creation of public services across the seven European nations that comprise the COGOV study.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Keith Shaw at

To apply for this vacancy please email, and attach a completed Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form, Covering Letter, your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 19/11/2020

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