Research Associate/Fellow in American & Canadian Studies University of Nottingham, American & Canadian Studies United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow


Closing DateWednesday, 26th April 2017
Job TypeResearch
DepartmentAmerican & Canadian Studies
Salary£26052 to £29301 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD)

An exciting opportunity has developed to join a vibrant and exciting project team that includes collaborators from the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Contemporary, Galleries of Justice, New Art Exchange and the Arts Council of England. The post holder will assist in the conducting of innovative interdisciplinary research, community co-production and network building as a project team member within the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) and report to Dr Karen N Salt. The role will work closely with colleagues in C3R and the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, in addition to liaising with other colleagues in the Faculty of Arts and partners in the cultural sector.


The successful candidate will lead and at times assist the collaborative team in: gathering quantitative and qualitative data; working with existing databases and creating a new repository of material related to the project (and shared with the collaborative team); co-investigating the themes of the project with community research teams using digital tools (e.g. video mapping); recruiting community researchers; analysing data using content and social network analyses to understand how specific attributes of inter-generational arts programmes and the processes that surround them impact inclusion/exclusion; liaising with the collaborative team, community groups and stakeholders; creating new tools and processes for reflexive evaluation and assessment; disseminating findings, including to the wider arts community


Applicants should have a PhD (or near completion) or equivalent in sociology, arts, critical race theory, cultural and media studies, history, or a related area; and should have eexperience working as a researcher with the arts and civic sector, including working with galleries, national archives and/or museums. Experience of working as a researcher with the arts and civic sector, including working with galleries, national archives and/or museums is also essential as is experience working with archives and repositories in order to synthesise information and create new, publicly available datasets. Applicants should also have the ability to write up research findings and document results for inclusion in outputs, including social media outlets, websites, articles/papers and conference presentations.


This full-time post is fixed-term until 30 October 2018.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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