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Postdoctoral Researcher in Media, Culture and Communication

20.06.2019 15:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Bournemouth University

Deadline: July 18, 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: . 

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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