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Researcher opportunities

Teesside University has a bold vision to help transform lives and economies. Underpinning this vision is a commitment to excellence in practical and impact-focussed research aligned to five interdisciplinary Grand Challenge themes: Health and Wellbeing, Resilient and Secure Societies, the Digital and Creative Economy, Sustainable Environments, and Learning for the 21st Century.

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Professorial appointments

As we continue with this journey we are now embarking on the next phase of our research investment programme and are currently seeking to appoint a new tranche of research leaders with the experience, track record, skills and enthusiasm to provide the nucleus and focus of the areas of excellence which will define our university.

These leaders will help us to further grow our research capability and take forward Teesside University's global reputation for distinctive, impactful research which makes a significant contribution to the lives, economies and communities we serve.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Simon Hodgson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) on 01642 342008.

Working at Teesside University

Through education enriched by research, innovation, and engagement with business and the professions, we transform lives and economies.

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Benefits of working here

There are many benefits to working for Teesside University.

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At Teesside University we believe that innovation powers our steps to create a world where everyone benefits from progress.

Focused on making a real difference to the lives of people and the success of business and the economy, we challenge expectations and push the boundaries of what is possible. We approach challenges at pace and with purpose. We do not stand still.

We are an ambitious and enterprising university for a focused and pragmatic global new generation. We provide real opportunities and support to realise potential on a campus fit for the future and around the world.

From developing outstanding degree apprenticeships tailored to industry, to addressing societal challenges on a global scale, our work is always relevant and purpose-driven. We value education and research which is innovative, creative and supports the development of solutions to real world challenges.

We work with individuals and businesses to develop solutions that deliver ambition today. If you have the drive to make a difference and the skills, knowledge and experience to help us shape the future, we want to hear from you.


In the current round of recruitment we are particularly interested to hear from applicants with interests in the following areas:

MIMA School of Art & Design

A new model of art school led by international art gallery MIMA, and Teesside University.

School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies

Our School of Computing & Digital Technologies develops creative and technical graduates that are shaping the future.

Vacancy Closing date Further details
Research Associate (Smart Energy Systems) T2281 08/08/2021 Apply now
Research Associate (Hydrogen) A2281 08/08/2021 Apply now

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School of Health & Life Sciences

Our School of Health & Social Care prepares our graduates to meet the ever changing demands of the health and social care sector.

School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law

Our School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law develops graduates who address today's societal challenges on a global scale.

Teesside University Business School

Teesside University Business School develops leaders with the skills, knowledge and mind-set to make a real, practical difference to people's lives and the success of businesses and economies.

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Research Grand Challenges

The specific Research Grand Challenges which Teesside University is focused on are:

Why Teesside

* Teesside University is ranked in the 151-200 band of 250 global universities aged 50 years or under in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018.
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