Post-doctoral Research Assistant, International Centre for Community Music

York, United Kingdom
£28,660 to £33,199 per annum pro rata
01 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department: School of Performance & Media Production
Salary: £28,660 to £33,199 per annum pro rata
Contract Duration: 36 months
Closing Date: Sunday 31 March 2019 at midnight
Interview Date: Thursday 02 May 2019

Part-time, fixed term role for 3 years

Hours - 22 per week, working pattern to be agreed with the successful candidate (equivalent to 0.6FTE)

Salary - £28,660 to £33,199 pro rata

Location - York

Please note that though based in York, this role will require international travel in order to participate in Ethno events, as required

The International Centre for Community Music (ICCM), located in the School of Performance and Media Production is seeking proposals for a part-time Postdoctoral Researcher, funded until December 2021.

The successful candidate will work alongside the project team on all aspects of the project entitled Ethno: 30 years of intercultural learning in traditional music.

The Ethno project was founded by Jeunesses Musicales Internationales (JMI) in 1990, with a mission to revive and keep alive global cultural heritage amongst young people, through engaging musicians aged 13-30 with folk, world and traditional music. It has a global presence in over 15 countries, with a programme including annual international summer music camps, as well as workshops and touring groups.

Applicants should have a PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences, with experience in ethnographic research strategies and theory building. Candidates with music-making experience and expertise in ethnomusicology, community music, and music teaching and learning are of particularly interest. The successful candidate must be able to work flexibly and independently and build effective working relationships. The post-holder will need to be highly organised, have good time management skills, and have excellent written and oral communication.

The application process includes the submission of an academic CV and a research proposal. The research proposal should contain the following: abstract, relevant experience, aims, objectives, methodology, work plan, outcomes and dissemination, references.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Lee Higgins, Director of ICCM: l.higgins@yorksj.ac.uk

About York St John:

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us. Significant investment in our campus and facilities, the development of forward-thinking new partnerships and an enhanced range of contemporary courses have helped make us the fastest growing University in the U.K. over the past two years. We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset and investing in enabling this expertise to thrive.

As a Stonewall Top 100 employer and holder of the Social Enterprise Gold Mark for Responsible Business Practice, our strength lies in the supportive, inclusive network that exists within our team: renowned for our friendly, progressive environment, we will nurture your potential so that you can accomplish your ambitions. All of this takes place at the heart of beautiful York, recently named by the Sunday Times as the best U.K. city to grow up in because of the quality of education, culture and community spirit that we form part of.

In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to work at our beautiful campus in the heart of York, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a wide range of high street brands and local companies, including shops, cinemas and gyms.

We welcome all applicants and particularly people from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented within the university.

Closing Date - Sunday 31 March 2019 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Thursday 02 May 2019

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