Digital Economy and Culture - Vacancy Ref: 001720
This post is a three-year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship based in the College of Arts primarily within the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) which, subject to meeting success criteria, may convert into a permanent Lectureship appointment. It will combine research and some teaching duties from initial appointment, although candidates will not undertake full training in teaching until year 3. The main purpose of the post is to carry out research and teach on themes relevant to the digital economy and its implications for cultural and media industries, cultural institutions and policies. The Centre will collaborate with the School of Humanities in relation to the digital economy. The post will support expansion of the Centre’s Masters provision, building on the strengths of CCPR’s existing MSc in Media Management and also contribute to the School of Humanities’ work on digital repositories and informatics. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate an ability both to conduct high quality research and the potential to teach at PG level in one or more of these areas.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- To carry out research, teaching and administration in the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, in collaboration with the School of Culture and Creative Arts, as specified by the Head of School/Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research/Head of Subject as appropriate.
- To undertake internationally excellent research in terms of originality, significance and rigour and to develop a track record of publications of internationally excellent standard.
- To work towards selection for submission to REF2014, by demonstrating independence of research either by leading on a significant research project or by gaining funding as Principal Investigator and by producing a sufficient volume of publications of the appropriate quality.
- To present research findings at high profile national and international conferences, seminars and meetings to raise the profile of the research and the university.
- To contribute to the development, both independently and in collaboration with others (including stakeholders), of bids for external research funding to enhance the national and international research profile of CCPR and of the University.
- To keep up to date with developments in the fields of digital economy and culture.
- To engage in academic activities in accordance with the University and College strategies including participating in the promotion of the value and impact of research to the public and funders.
- Teaching for a maximum of 6 hours per week in CCPR/ School of Culture & Creative Arts, by agreement with the Head of School or their representative.
- To participate in College research group activities and to engage in and support the activities of Arts Lab.
- To contribute to the administrative work of the School as assigned by the Head of School.
- To be proactive in the management of career progression including taking advantage of the University’s training and mentorship programmes.
Please download the full job description word document: Fellow in Digital Economy and Culture
Thursday 31st May 2012
Interested applicants are welcome to contact the Director of the Centre, Professor Philip Schlesinger, for an informal discussion: Philip.Schlesinger@Glasgow.ac.uk