Research Associate in Music/Hip-hop Studies
Division/School: School of Arts
Contract type: Fixed term contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: £32,548 – £36,613
Closing date for applications: 20-Feb-2018
Location: Bristol, UK
The Department of Music seeks to appoint a Research Associate in Music/Hip-hop studies to provide support in both the research and administration of the AHRC-funded Leadership Fellowship ‘Regional Rap in post-Devolution Britain’ (http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=AH%2FP005853%2F1). You will be assisting the Principal Investigator on the project’s aims while developing research independently, yet related to, regional rap in the United Kingdom. Additionally, you will be helping to organize related impact events and their publicity.
Based in the Department of Music, you will possess a PhD in music and/or a topic related to hip-hop studies. Ideally, you will have experience in ethnographic methods, public engagement activities, IT systems, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You may also possess familiarity with related subfields that engage with hip-hop studies, which could include geography, linguistics, music analysis, race and/or gender studies. You will have an emerging research profile that we are keen to help foster.
The University of Bristol’s music department is among the most prestigious in the U.K. and prides itself on its international calibre research (100% REF2014) and teaching in musicology, composition and performance. In addition to the above project, the department currently hosts two large grants funded by the European Research Council (total 3.5 million Euros), and you would be joining a growing and thriving community of postdoctoral researchers working on a wide variety of topics from Old Hispanic chant to transcultural music practices. For more information, see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/music/
The post is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position with fixed term funding available for 9 months. We welcome any applicants who are interested in job share and part-time work
It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 27 March 2018
Contact for informal inquiries: Justin.williams@ bristol.ac.uk
Closing date for applications: Midnight Tuesday 20 February 2018