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Research Fellow, Winchester School of Art

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£34,980 to £42,978 Per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Winchester School of Art

Location:  Winchester School of Art
Salary:   £34,980 to £42,978 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (6 months)
Closing Date:  Friday 01 December 2023
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  2525723FH

6-month Postdoctoral Award in Environmental Humanities, Media and Art

Winchester School of Art is part of University of Southampton and is committed to addressing the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong educational offering, we are are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.  

The AHRC and German DFG funded Weather Reports – Wind as Model, Media, and Experience (WeRep) is hiring postdoctoral researcher. We are looking for a person who can combine expertise in environmental humanities and media as well as art studies (including potentially practice-based research) to deliver original research that addresses cultural histories and data cultures of wind. The successful candidate has the capacity to work in a cross-disciplinary research team and in addition to conducting original research and publishing and work together with the relevant stakeholders. Ideally, you would have already conducted research on questions of ecology or elementary media and bring experience in interdisciplinary work or artistic research. 

WeRep engages with wind as an aesthetic and mediated part of contemporary culture from scientific analysis to everyday experience. WeRep builds an interdisciplinary research focus on the modern media cultural context of wind as it becomes contextualised in relation to contemporary climate, earth and ocean sciences and its various aesthetic meanings. The working language of the project is English. Proximity to Winchester is desirable. 

This post-doctoral research position will facilitate the successful delivery of the Weather Reports grant. The position requires undertaking research in accordance with the specified research project under the supervision of the award holders as well as coordinating engagement activities associated with the grant, such as organizing a workshop. The appointment also requires authoring a journal article combining the researcher’s own research in relation to the project. 

The successful candidate must have knowledge of and a completed PhD in a relevant area (digital humanities, media art, environmental humanities/arts) and experience organizing small scale academic events, liaising and collaborating with research institutions, collaborative research, and academic publishing.  

Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.   Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Interview date – 20 December 2024. 

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). Up to date benefits information can be found at this university link:
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/hr/services/benefits-explained/index.page 

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please email either the PI, Prof. Ryan Bishop at r.bishop@soton.ac.uk or the Co-I, Prof. Jussi Parikka at j.parikka@soton.ac.uk

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