Applications are invited for this short-term post, to commence at a mutually agreed date in the first half of 2015 under the direction of Professor Robert Bickers, at the University of Bristol. The aim of this initiative is to support individuals working on three-month ‘Cultural Engagement projects’ with a non-university partner, allowing early career researchers who have just completed a PhD in a Chinese studies field to gain experience of working in or in collaboration with a non-university partner. This could involve working on a discrete research project, or outreach initiative, preparing some work to support a forthcoming, or on-going exhibition etc.
The post would formally be held at the University of Bristol, and the post-holder would be styled as a BICC Early Career Researcher but could be physically based anywhere in the UK. There is a modest budget for travel. Applicants should provide a c.v., as well as an expression of interest including an outline project description, and a letter of support from the identified cultural sector partner. ‘Cultural sector’ is very broadly conceived, and could include museums, libraries, creative sector SMEs, or other public or third sector cultural or civic organisations, etc. The post is likely to be restricted to areas that fall within the purview of the British Inter-university China Centre, that is, that require Chinese language skills and Chinese studies training.
Duration: Three (3) months full-time or six (6) months at .5 FTE
Salary: £30,424, pro-rata.
Start date: to be agreed.
How to apply: An expression of interest (including an outline of the proposed project), letter of support, and c.v., should be emailed to Professor Robert Bickers, University of Bristol, by 16 February 2015: firstname.lastname@example.org
One reference in support of the applicant should also be received by the same date by email. A completed PhD is preferred, but applicants who have submitted their thesis for examination will also be considered.
Applicants may be called for interview in late February.
Exceptionally, two of these short-term appointments may be made should there be sufficiently strong proposals.