Professor of Ageing and Urban Studies

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
13 Oct 2016
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11 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Newcastle University, UK, is a world-class civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence. A member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and ranked by QS in the top 1% of world universities, we are a thriving international community of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 6,000 postgraduate students and 5,600 staff at our main campus in Newcastle, in the North East of England, and our branch campuses in London, Malaysia and Singapore.

The University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a broad-based Faculty with a strong track record for high quality research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 72% of our research was rated 4/3*. As part of our drive to strengthen our research profile, we are embarking on substantial programme of investment aimed at increasing critical mass in areas of research strength  in the Faculty, as well as supporting our commitment to providing an outstanding student experience.

We are currently seeking to recruit to the following position:

Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) (

Professor of Ageing and Urban Studies

Applications are invited from individuals of international reputation with an outstanding track record of publication, high quality research income generation and engagement with, and impact upon, policy.

This is a new post which represents an exciting opportunity to become part of a rapidly expanding area of research investment at Newcastle University, establishing links with researchers in the fields of social gerontology, medicine and sciences and connecting with policy makers and industry through Newcastle Age Friendly City.

Research themes of interest include: age friendly communities; design and the interface with health and well-being; digital innovation and inclusion; mobility and transport; housing; ageing in the developing world; ageing in deprived neighbourhoods; urban representation, democracy and participation of older people; and the interface between the ageing and sustainability agendas.

Informal enquires may be made to Professor Rose Gilroy ( or +44 191 208 7864).

The closing date for applications is 11th November 2016. For further information and to apply please visit