ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity College London
RESEARCH FIELDAnthropologyCultural studiesInformation science
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE27/01/2017 17:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › London
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK36.5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/04/2017
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER722416
This is one of 15 PhD positions offered at 7 different European Higher Educational Institutions as part of the Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe: Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management (CHEurope) doctoral training programme. CHeurope is funded by the EU under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) - Innovative Training Networks (ITN). Further information about CHEurope is available here http://criticalheritagestudies.gu.se/cooperation/cheurope
The successful candidate will be based in the UCL Department of Information Studies and work on the ESR 8 Digital archives and articulating identities strand of the project, which will explore the intersections of digital archives and cultural heritage and how they mediate the construction and articulation of identities. The researcher will examine a number of different digital archives with the objective of understanding how the cultural heritage narratives they present are constructed
and communicated and how they, in turn, may operate to include or exclude.
For further information about the position please contact Dr Andrew Flinn (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any queries regarding the applications process, please email Kerstin Michaels (email@example.com).
Why study at the UCL Department of Information Studies?
The UCL Department of Information Studies (DIS) (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis) is a global research leader in information studies and related disciplines. UCL has a strong culture and tradition of interdisciplinary research and UCL DIS is itself multidisciplinary, with an international graduate research community, and the broadest range of coverage of any UK department. It offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all fields of information studies and related areas.
A 36 month contract will be offered. Salary
(inclusive of London allowance): £28,986 to £35,981 per annum, depending on the ESR Fellow's circumstances.
At the time the appointment is made, in order to qualify as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Trainee (EU Early Stage Researcher), candidates must have under four years (full-time equivalent) research experience and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the Master’s degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate. The candidates should not have spent more than 12 months in the
United Kingdom in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date.
Whilst researchers of any nationality can apply for this scheme, please note that the ESR Fellowships only cover the fee levels for EU citizens, not those for students from outside the EU. Non-EU applicants will have to cover the shortfall for the international PhD fees. Further information on fees can be found here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/money
Applicants should complete an online application for the position on the UCL application system (), and include the following as attachments to the application:
1. A cover letter explicitly addressing each of the selection criteria for the position
2. A research proposal of up to 2,500 words which clearly addresses the project description (see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis/phd for further guidance on what we would expect to see in a research proposal)
3. Two letters of reference
4. Copies of your academic transcript
5. Evidence of English Language Proficiency if English is not your first language
6. A short CV.
Once the successful candidate has been selected, they will be required to complete and submit a UCL Admissions application to enrol as a PhD student at UCL. This will be need to be undertaken in advance of issuing a contract of employment.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELCultural studies: Master Degree or equivalent
Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Archives, Digital Humanities, Heritage Studies, Public History or Anthropology (or in an equivalent field). They must also have familiarity with the study of, or work experience in the archive and/or heritage sector (formal and/or community-based) and demonstrated an interest in comparative approaches to the study of digital heritage and the articulation of identities, as well as familiarity with the use of qualitative research methods applied to the reception of and engagement with digital materials.
EURAXESS offer ID: 160459
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