Jobs at Goldsmiths
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
What makes Goldsmiths unique?
Goldsmiths is a world-renowned university that has a reputation for rigorous and innovative academic work; creativity has long been our hallmark. Academic excellence and imaginative course content combine to make a place where creative minds can thrive.
About the Department
The Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) is a highly innovative centre for creative/cultural management, cultural policy, and entrepreneurship, with a worldwide reputation for excellence in research and teaching. ICCE has twenty-four academic staff and many associate lecturers who are responsible for seven MAs, one BA, and a PG Diploma.
About the Role
You will support UNCHARTED: Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture, an EU-funded project (https://uncharted-culture.eu). The main role of this three-year post is to conduct case studies relating to cultural values and cultural policy, under the supervision of the Goldsmiths’ team leader, Professor Victoria Alexander. Case studies will involve the impact of neoliberalism on cultural values, cultural participation through old and new media, evaluation practices in cultural production and heritage, and cultural policy effectiveness and impact at level of cultural institutions.
About the Candidate
You will need a PhD in a social science discipline and have a strong background in qualitative research. You will source and conduct interviews for the case studies, which are determined by the team leader in consultation with the Consortium’s project leader and the Consortium, as well as conduct analysis of media content and policy documents. It is essential that you be able to work independently, but you must also be willing to take instruction and work with the Goldsmiths’ team and the wider Consortium. You will be expected to write sections of reports that comprise deliverables on the project. It is expected that this three-year post will also support your professional development through co-authored academic publications
We have generous benefits – an agile working environment, 28 days’ annual leave plus 6 paid closure days (4 at Christmas and 2 at Easter) plus all Bank Holidays, great transport links, a defined benefit pension scheme, support for professional development and a broad range of wellbeing initiatives such as staff choir, running club and creative writing classes.
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