Research Assistant: School of Media and Communication | University of Leeds
Closing date for applications: 22 September 2017.

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Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to work with Professor Kate Oakley on the ESRC funded, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) project. The project has an arts and culture theme, led by Professor Kate Oakley, which explores the ways in which arts and cultural activities can help develop ideas of the good life beyond material consumption.

Taking a case-study based approach, the research team will be working in regions across the UK looking at the development of localised cultural economies, the idea of cultural work as ‘good work’ and the role of cultural activities in everyday life. The appointee will provide general research and administrative support, interviewing and conducting of focus groups, and contribute to the preparation and dissemination of reports and journal articles.

With a PhD in a relevant field, such as: cultural policy; human geography; sociology; environmental policy; urban or regional studies, or media and cultural studies, you will have a familiarity with standard socio-economic datasets, particularly at regional and local level. You will also have a developing record of research, commensurate with the level of the post, and excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. The role is based at the University of Leeds, but you will also be required to work at various locations in the UK, as required by the project.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact Professor Kate Oakley: k.oakley@leeds.ac.uk. To apply, please visit the University of Leeds website.

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Media and Communication
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £26,495 to £31,604 p.a. It is likely that an appointment will be made no higher than £30,688, since there are funding limitations which dictate the level at which the appointment can start.
Post available from 1 November 2017
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 14 October 2019, due to funding)
Closing Date:  Friday 22 September 2017
Reference:  AHCMC1016
Downloads:  Candidate Brief