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Researcher (0.5FTE)

Birmingham School of Media

Location:  City Centre Campus (Millennium Point)
Salary:  £29,345 to £31,897 per annum pro rata
9 months Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Thursday 16 November 2017
Interview Date:  Monday 27 November 2017
Reference:  112017-410

As part of our mission to support innovative media and cultural studies research, the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR) at Birmingham City University is offering a post-doctoral fellowship to develop a range of programming initiatives, research events and publications around our annual research theme of Cultural Translation. The research fellow will focus on developing interdisciplinary approaches to the research theme and embed it within the BCMCR research environment. The fellowship holder will also organise impact activities that supplement the weekly BCMCR seminar series in advancing the exploration of the chosen theme, and develop their own research project through publications and applications for external funding.

The research fellow should have a PhD in a relevant area that speaks to one or more of our research themes: Creative Industries; History, Heritage and Archives; Jazz Studies; Journalism, Activism and Community; Popular Music Studies; and Screen Cultures. Applicants should have clearly developed research objectives and a proposal that demonstrates how their own work will connect to the theme. Experience working in an interdisciplinary research environment, presenting work at conferences, and organising events which engage with a broad range of publics are also required. The post-holder will work with the research cluster leads within the BCMCR and will liaise with the BCMCR management team. They will also deal with guest speakers and have some experience of project management.

This is a great opportunity for the post-holder to develop their research agenda within an exciting, dynamic research culture.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Kirsten Forkert, BCMCR Associate Director (

As part of your application please ensure you upload your CV and cover letter. You are advised, where possible, to remove personal details from your CV and cover letter, such as your name. This is to ensure a fair and transparent shortlisting process.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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Please note; on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.   We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.
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