Research Fellow, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,914 per annum pro rata
15 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Application closing date 03/03/2021
Salary £36,914 per annum pro rata
Job category/type Research

Job description

QUB seeks to appoint a Research Fellow. This postdoctoral position is to work on a PaCCS (Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research) grant with a team of Fellows of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. Entitled ‘Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation’, the project analyses sound, music and digital media in conflict regions from Brazil to the Middle East and Northern Ireland. See project website Soundingconflict.org

The successful candidate will conduct research to assist the team in delivering the outcomes of this project. The successful candidate will have demonstrable ability to develop research in the intersections of sound, music and society/conflict transformation/peacebuilding/politics.

The grant is led by Professor Fiona Magowan (School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics) with CIs Professor Pedro Rebelo (Sonic Arts Research Centre) and Dr. Stefanie Lehner (School of Arts, English and Languages) and project manager Christina Captieux.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A relevant 2.1 Honours Degree in an area related to this research.
  • A PhD completed in Sound, Music, Anthropology, Politics or in the fields that are the focus of the research.
  • 3 years relevant experience developing research that addresses the intersections of sound, music, society/conflict transformation/peacebuilding/politics.
  • A high quality publication record appropriate to stage of career.

This post is available as a part time role (0.5 FTE) for 7 months

Closing date: Wednesday 3 March 2021

Anticipated interview date: Monday 15 March 2021

Further information on the School of HAPP, including profiles of our research staff and details of our degree programmes, is available on our website (https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/happ/)

The Mitchell Institute responds to the unprecedented global challenge of building a peaceful, inclusive and secure world by bringing together an unparalleled expertise at Queen’s University Belfast, on these issues. It brings together researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and peace-builders from diverse backgrounds and international locations who share their multiple perspectives and work collaboratively to solve specific problems associated with the GRI’s priority themes. We are distinctive in combining an interdisciplinary, internationally comparative and practitioner-engaged perspective.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. HAPP is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body. In particular, the school is committed to supporting the career progression of women in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL) in line with the Athena SWAN Charter. The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team via email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.  However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also Protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

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