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[ecrea] Job Opportunity: Research Fellow: Interactive Factual Media - Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol

Fri Feb 10 22:53:40 GMT 2017

**Job: Research Fellow: Interactive Factual Media*
Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol <>*

/(Two-year Fixed Term Full Time post)/

*£32,004 to £38,183*

Ref: 1620627

Whether webdocs, interactive journalism, docugames, virtual reality or data storytelling, digital culture has seen the emergence and proliferation of new interactive factual forms, and the transformation of twentieth century modes of production, exhibition and reception.

The i-Docs <> group within the Digital Cultures Research Centre <> explores these developments and their potential for producers, audiences and subjects. The centre now seeks a Research Fellow who will develop, disseminate, promote and strengthen DCRC’s research and knowledge exchange programme in this area.

Working across the DCRC’s local community, through regional, national and international connections, you will keep abreast of developments in the field; analysing and contextualising them in order to identify research themes and questions. You will work in partnership with researchers and creative industry on projects that address the critical or creative potentials of interactive factual, developing and supporting new research initiatives and grant proposals to a variety of external funding bodies. You will deliver high quality peer-reviewed research outputs and contribute to the preparation of outstanding REF impact case studies.

In addition you will play a key role in delivering & developing the i-Docs symposium <>and related events, including planning and execution. As a member of the editorial team for <>, your responsibilities will include managing the flow of content on the site and the associated social media platforms, developing their potential for profile, research and knowledge exchange.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and focused researcher to develop research in this emerging field as part of a highly engaged critical and creative community. The post-holder will work closely with DCRC professors and the centre director, with engagement across the research centre network.

You'll be based in the Pervasive Media Studio <>, where the DCRC is a lead partner. Located in Watershed <> on Bristol’s Harbourside, the Studio is an open plan, diverse and stimulating environment where artists, creative companies, technologists and academics share ideas, exploring experience design and creative technology.

You will have experience of:

  * Publication of research in relevant areas
  * Facilitation of large scale research events
  * Project Management

and in addition, you will have:

  * PhD qualification in a relevant discipline

*How to Apply*

If you are interested in playing a major role in the continuing development of an internationally recognised research centre, and keen to work with an innovative and challenging programme of activity, visit ** for further information, UK eligibility requirements and application instructions.

For an informal discussion please contact DCRC Director Mandy Rose on 0117 370 8874 or via email to (mandy.rose /at/ <mailto: (mandy.rose /at/>

Please submit your completed application by*1 March 2017.*

/The post is available as a two-year fixed term contract within the salary range of £32,004 to £38,183 per annum, commensurate with experience and achievement./

Applications for this post *must* be submitted using the UWE online eRecruitment system, which can be accessed via the job vacancies website: <>. Please quote reference number *1620627* in any communications.

/UWE is an equal opportunities employer./

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