Posted on: 8 May, 2019
Application deadline: May 27, 2019

Post doc opportunity – Critical Urban Data Analytics, Newcastle University, UK

Research Assistant / Associate in Critical Urban Data Analytics – B214621R

Newcastle University – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – Architecture, Planning & Landscape

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Salary £27,831 – £29,515 per annum £30,395 – £39,610 per annum (PhD awarded)

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant / Associate to work with Professor Jeremy Crampton and other colleagues working on social and spatial with interests in urban data science focussed on social and spatial inequalities. The work will examine smart city surveillance technologies; involve urban data collection, analytics and visualization; and will work across interdisciplinary boundaries. Candidates should possess excellent quantitative and programming skills in urban data analytics and knowledge of contemporary social scientific debates in urban studies, especially those pertaining to smart cities technologies, surveillance and governance. Professor Crampton is one of four new interdisciplinary Spatial and Analytic Modelling (SAM) chairs at Newcastle. We are committed to exploiting the interface between data science and social justice. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with incoming PhDs in the newly created Geospatial Systems Centre for Doctoral Training ( and the Spatial Analysis and Modelling lab (SAM) at Newcastle (

You should have a PhD (or nearing completion) in spatial data science, urban analytics, digital geography, science and technology studies (STS) or computer science. Programming or data analytics experience is essential. You will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher, able to carry out research both as an independent scholar and as member of a team. Along with standard application documents (CV and cover letter) please provide specific details of relevant programming or spatial data analytics work.

The post is full-time for three years, based in Newcastle to begin September 1, 2019 or soon after.

Informal enquiries: Jeremy Crampton

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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