NUAcT Fellow: Economics of Creative Industries

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Application Deadline
£45,585 to £48,350

We are looking for an ambitious, academically gifted, creative and collaborative economist as a NUAcT Fellow in areas relevant to the research programme of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (Creative PEC).

Since June 2023 the Creative PEC has been co-hosted by Newcastle University in partnership with the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). The Creative PEC will continue to grow the evidence base, addressing industry and government’s current priorities for the Creative Industries including those set out in strategy documents such as the Sector Vision, whilst at the same time advancing research into the longer-term challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

We welcome applications from researchers with experience of researching the economics of the creative industries or related fields like cultural economics. We also encourage applications by exceptional economists who do not have this experience, as long as they are able to propose a strong research agenda in this fast-growing area. Prospective candidate are encouraged to thoroughly review the application process and to reach out to Prof Giorgio Fazio or Prof Hasan Bakhshi for an informal conversation about the role.

You will join the Creative PEC as a Newcastle University Academic Track fellow, becoming part of a cohort of outstanding researchers. The NUAcT scheme is designed to bring the research leaders of the future to Newcastle. Fellows receive an outstanding package of support, including up to £50K research expenses and a PhD studentship, as well as 5 years of dedicated time for research.

As a Creative PEC NUAcT Fellow, you will be expected to:

  • Plan and carry out independent, original research on the creative industries and publish in high-quality academic research outlets;
  • Conceive of and deliver high-impact projects and make successful applications for further research funding;
  • Help develop, manage and deliver a major new longitudinal business panel survey from the Creative PEC;
  • Liaise with the Creative PEC’s Policy Unit and the Creative PEC’s stakeholders to identify and help address the research priorities of the Creative PEC’s Research Unit;
  • Supervise a PhD student undertaking research in creative industries economics and policies;
  • Initiate and participate in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research collaborations, both within and beyond the Creative PEC’s Research Unit, that enable cutting-edge original research;
  • Work closely with the Creative PEC’s Director and Research Director to develop and help implement the Creative PEC’s research strategy.

This is a fixed term role for a duration of 5 years. It is anticipated that you will move to an open-ended contract at the end of your fixed-term period, subject to successful review, becoming a permanent member of staff in the Newcastle University’s Economics Subject Group.

* Initial closing date: 22th April 2024

This opportunity may remain open after the closing date if a suitable candidate is not found. In this case applications will be reviewed again on May 20th 2024. We will ensure applicants are kept updated with the status of their application.

If you require assistance or accommodations to facilitate your application process due to any barriers you may face, please contact: to discuss how we can support you.

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