Research Development Fellow (RCMG)
University of Leicester Department of Museum Studies
United Kingdom

Research Development Fellow (RCMG)


Vacancy ID:





Museum Studies

Vacancy terms:

Part-time (0.4fte), permanent contract

Salary details:

£43,267 to £48,677 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours per week:


Advert closes midnight on:

03 May 2019


About the role

In this role, will be an integral part of the School’s continued excellence and innovation in both research and teaching. You will be working as a senior member of the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) on team-based, externally funded research and highly impactful projects in line with the Centre’s vision – to carry out research that stimulates new thinking and creative practice and enables cultural organisations to become more ambitious and impactful in nurturing more equitable and inclusive societies.


You will initiate and develop research projects and secure funding for new projects; manage budgets and contracts; create learning resources from research to support teaching; and generate and capture impact. You will contribute to and further enhance the profile of the Centre, the School and the University. You will be responsible to the Director of RCMG.

About you

With a demonstrable track record in research, you will have experience of socially engaged research and practice. A range of research skills is key, predominantly using qualititative methods but quantitative methods and approaches are welcome. You will have experience of managing budgets, as well as of securing research funding which has significant impact. We are looking for a self-starter who has experience of presenting research findings and disseminating them to museum professionals, engaging policy makers, academics and agencies beyond the cultural sector.

Additional information


For informal enquiries, please contact Jocelyn Dodd or 0116 252 3995 or Richard Sandell on or 0116 252 3965.


We anticipate that interviews will take place on 14 May 2019

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.


In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

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