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Job Opportunities 

Term: January to April 2019

Digital Systems and the Role of Technology in Practice Research -175 hours@ £35 per hour, £6,125

The first post-doctoral researcher will undertake a review into the way in which technology is used to capture the process of research for practice-based researchers. The review should consider the diversity of disciplines and working methods across art, music, design, composition, creative writing, performance, dance and movement. The post-doctoral research consultant will be expected to produce a scoping report and review of the functionality and usability of sector-wide digital systems currently being used within the community for supporting Practice Research, to provide a road map of the opportunities and challenges afforded by current digital systems, and to set out the characteristics and affordances for the design of a future system that could support the depth and breadth of Practice Research in the UK and further offer models for the sharing and dissemination of work nationally and internationally.

Frameworks for the presentation of Practice Research projects -175 hours@ £35 per hour, £6,125

The second postdoctoral researcher will undertake a sector-wide literature review and gap analysis as a mode of contributing to the development of a provisional framework for the mapping of the process, methodologies and findings of Practice Research projects. This will involve curating a series of examples from practice research projects in the UK that can be disseminated through the PRAG-UK, working on the coordination of position papers dealing with the challenges and opportunities for evidencing the process and findings of Practice Research and producing a report to inform the development of a provisional framework for the mapping of the process, methodologies and findings of Practice Research projects, while identifying a shared vocabulary and a lexicon of common terms and principles that distinguish research from its evidence.

For both postdoctoral researchers, the methodological approach used is open but should be strongly participatory including ensuring that a range of practice researchers have an opportunity to contribute to this research. Postdoctoral applicants are welcomed from any discipline providing there is relevant experience and knowledge of the arts and/or digital humanities and or digital systems relating to research in the arts.

Applicants will be required to submit:

  1. A CV
  2. A two-page description of how you would approach this project, drawing on the skills and expertise in the designated area.

Suitably qualified candidates may also apply for both positions.

Successful applicants will report to Professors Maria Delgado, Mark d’Inverno & Sarah Whatley, as well as members of PRAG-UK’s Steering Group.

Deadline for the receipt of applications: 5pm, Wednesday 28th November 2018

Applications should be sent to Tracy Banton, t.banton@gold.ac.uk, PRAG-UK Manager.