Research Assistant - School of Arts & Creative

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Monday, 15 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 7 March 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

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Research Assistant – Part time 10.5 hours per week, FTC (12 months)

This post will be for an initial 12 months with some scope to extend for a further year 

Funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Scottish Revival Network will initiate conversations and debates on the aims, scope, influences and  international connections of the Scottish Revival in literature and culture from the 1880s to the 1950s. The foremost international academics will contribute their expertise to a contemporary reassessment of this important and exciting period in Scottish cultural life. This is a collaborative project lead by academics at Edinburgh Napier University (Dr Scott Lyall) and the University of Stirling (Dr Michael Shaw).

Our School of Arts & Creative Industries, seeks to unlock innovation and  growth, nurture talent and opportunities for collaboration, and enable graduates and staff to develop sustainable careers in creative and connected communities. Encompassing the areas of Acting, Design & Photography, English, Film, Journalism & Media, and Music, we are widely recognised for expertise and excellence in creative practice and are the number one modern university across many of those specialisms. It’s no wonder many of our students are award-winning before they’ve even graduated with repeated success in the likes of D&AD, Royal Television Society Awards and the Creative Conscience Awards

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’. An innovative, learner centric university with a modern and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its ethos and applied in its approach. 

The role

We are seeking a research assistant for the Scottish Revival Network who will build a project website and associated social media accounts, and curate a bibliographic database of key secondary texts on the Scottish Revival. 

The research assistant will also provide administrative and technical assistance, in particular if, due to continuing social distancing regulations, network events are conducted online. 

The postholder will:  

  • Build and maintain the project website
  • Create and help maintain social media profiles
  • Create a bibliography of secondary academic sources and upload it to the website
  • Conduct literature and database searches
  • Help organise project events, which may be online and (when safe) in-person

Who we are looking for 

  • Postgraduate degree / Masters in a relevant subject
  • A doctorate in Scottish Literature of the period (c.1880–1950) is desirable but not essential


  • Experience of conducting research in an academic setting
  • Experience of website creation and design
  • Experience of organising events, particularly online, is desirable


  • The ability to undertake and record research
  • The ability to build and maintain a bibliographic database
  • The ability to build and maintain a website
  • The ability to organise virtual and in-person events
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a small team

Please click here to view the role profile/description. 

Benefits we offer

Salary: GBP 26,715 - GBP 31,865 (Grade 4) – Pro rated 

Further information can be found here

Additional information  

Closing date: Sunday 7th March 2021 at 11.59pm

Interviews: Wednesday 17th March 2021 

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Scott Lyall S.Lyall@napier.ac.uk , and for general queries recuitment@napier.ac.uk 

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role. 

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to the creation of an inclusive culture.