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[Commlist] Postdoctoral Researcher in Media, Culture and Communication (Part-Time) (Fixed-Term)

Thu Jun 20 12:50:39 GMT 2019

The Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to undertake a significant role in the delivery of high-quality outputs for the Research Excellence Framework and contribute to REF 2021 impact case studies for UOA34 (Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management). Based in the Faculty of Media and Communication, this is an excellent opportunity for a competent researcher to join our research teams and collaborate with us in projects across areas of specialism and strength in Media, Culture and Communication.

You will plan, develop and engage in high-quality research projects by embedding your research expertise into the life of the Faculty. You will review our body of research to identify opportunities for academic publishing, the dissemination of research findings, the development of societal impact and future research funding. You will then work with staff in our Research Centres to produce high-quality peer reviewed outputs for publication and support the development of impact case studies. You will undertake internal peer review of draft outputs for academic colleagues and provide input and advice for publications and impact case studies. You will also contribute to drafting, writing, and editing impact case studies as needed, in collaboration with the case study author. You will assist with public engagement and outreach activity, and collecting evidence of impact, as applicable. You will contribute to Bournemouth University’s reputation as a leading centre for research in media, culture and communication.

You will have demonstrable research experience in one or more of the following: cultural studies, media production, media policy, journalism, political communication, or promotional communications. You will need to be self-motivated and able to work using your own initiative as well as in a team. You will need highly developed communication skills and be able to work under pressure.

The post is available on a 12-month fixed term contract basis.

This post is available part-time for 0.5FTE.

Starting salary from £29,515 - £34,189 per annum (pro-rata) with further progression opportunities to £37,345

For more details about the post, please visit

For an informal discussion contact Dr Dan Jackson, email: (jacksond /at/ <mailto:(jacksond /at/>.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.  Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference FMC175.

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) 18 July 2019

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