19 August 2019

Job Opportunity: Research Associate at Glasgow University.

Glasgow University are looking for a Resaerch Associate to make a leading contribution to the AHRC project: ‘A living tradition: Expanding engagement with Pacific barkcloth’, working with Professor Frances Lennard (Principal Investigator) and Professor Maria Economou (Co Investigator). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area/s of Pacific ethnography or museum engagement. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this project as opportunities allow.
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,210 - £39,610 per annum.
This post has funding for 6 months.

Deadline: 12 September 2019

11 August 2019

South London Gallery - Researcher in Residence.

The SLG is seeking an engaging and energetic Researcher-in-Residence to work closely with the Art Assassins, the SLG’s youth forum, to explore, unpick and make accessible the archive of materials collected by government anthropologist Northcote W Thomas in Nigeria and Sierra Leone from 1909–1915.
Taking the lead from the Art Assassins, you will explore the relevance of this incredible archive for young people today and help them produce work in response to the material for an exhibition in the SLG’s Fire Station annexe. Working with a number of different artists and SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), this role will bridge the gap between complex ideas and academic information and a group of young people who are keen to interrogate their own histories.
As well as working alongside the Art Assassins, the Researcher-in-Residence produces a written paper. This will form the basis of an accessible resource exploring the archive and its significance for the Art Assassins, as well as for the SLG’s audiences and the wider community.
The Researcher-in-Residence will be an experienced and critical researcher with a specialist interest in colonial era archives, diasporic experience and the decolonisation of education and history. At the core of this position is a desire to engage a non-academic public with research methodologies and critical thinking.
We are particularly interested in applicants from low-income backgrounds and those from black and ethnic minority communities, who are under-represented in museums and galleries.
The Researcher-in-Residence is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
This is a freelance role, the deadline is 19th of August and further details can be found on the SLG website.