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Research Associate in the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries

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Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London, is a world-renown department focused on research and teaching in cultural and creative industries, arts management, cultural policy and global media industries. CMCI is looking for a part-time research associate who will work on ‘Sustainable Cultural Futures: Resetting Cultural Policy’ project.

‘Sustainable Cultural Futures: Covid-19 and Resetting Cultural Policy’ is an ESRC-funded project, which runs for 36 months from February 2021 to January 2025. This is part of the first major UK-Japan collaborative research project in the field of cultural policy. The UK team will work with a Japanese team based at Doshisha University. The project is structured around three key issues: cultural values and purposes of cultural policy; key institutions of cultural work; and the digital pivot in cultural consumption and distribution. It will adopt a mixed research methodology, involving online surveys, literature review, interviews, case studies and focus groups.

Under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, the Research Associate will develop a solid understanding of the three research themes and carry out literature review on them. They will conduct semi-structured interviews and case studies, and help to design an online survey and analyse survey results in collaboration with the Japanese team. The Research Associate will be actively engaged in planning research events and will chair some events.

The RA will strengthen their comparative research ability and expand their international research networks. The PI will mentor them throughout the research period regarding their career and skills development. They will be encouraged to be actively involved in CMCI’s research events, be part of its research community and benefit from professional development training available at King’s College London.

Applicants must hold a PhD in cultural policy, cultural management, cultural work or a relevant subject, and should have a good knowledge of the project’s three themes.

Shortlisted candidates are likely to be interviewed on 7 or 8 September 2022.

Please provide:

  • (1)   An up-to-date CV
  • (2)   A cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the post
  • (3)   A plan for publication for the next 3 years

This post will be offered on a part time (50% FTE) fixed term contract for 28 months. The latest possible end date is 28/02/2025.

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