July 2013: EUROTAST Job opportunity for experienced researcher at University of York (Deadline: 19th August 2013)

Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (ER2) – Dissemination & Outreach
Department: Archaeology
Based at: University of York – King’s Manor, York city centre
Hours of work: Full-time
Contract status: Fixed term – FULL JOB DETAIL DOWNLOADABLE HERE
Application Deadline: 19th August 2013

EUROTAST is looking for an Experienced Researcher (ER) with a focus on public engagement, to join our exciting training network as a fellow.We have prioritised public engagement as a key aspect of our activities through the work of our first ER. As we enter the second phase of the project, now producing results, we are looking for a second ER who will utilise research outcomes to develop project specific public engagement resources and initiatives.

The main purpose of this role is to:

  • Collaborate with established pedagogical stakeholders to develop an educational resource which integrates EUROTAST research.
  • Design and deliver a training opportunity for educators that enables museum practitioners, teachers, and community representatives to explore the history of slavery and its legacies from interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Develop and create a mobile exhibition/intervention in physical and/or digital form, which provides unique perspectives and voices on slavery that can be used by museums, heritage institutions and community organisations.
  • Identify new sites of memory connected to the legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade across the partner countries and develop opportunities for that history to become part of the public narrative.

Further Details
As a candidate you will be expected to have gained a PhD or have at least four (but no more than five) years full-time equivalent research experience in a humanities or social science subject investigating an aspect of the transatlantic slave trade and/or its socio-political legacies. Experience within the heritage sector (museums, archives, libraries) is highly favoured. You will be able to demonstrate a track record of public engagement. You will bring knowledge of website and social media management and sensitisation to broadcast media. You will have excellent knowledge of English, strong communication and project management skills, and an ability to write with clarity for a non-academic audience.

For those applicants for whom English is not their first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 in each band is required. Please note that language certificates should not be more than two years old. Knowledge of another European language such as French or Spanish will be preferable, but not essential.

To comply with the EU’s mobility requirement, you must not have resided, worked or studied in the country of the host organisation (i.e. the UK) for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the time of recruitment. Experienced researchers shall also, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, have less than five years of full-time PhD or equivalent research experience.

For full details of eligibility criteria please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/careers_en.htm#

For any informal enquiries please contact Dr Jonathan Finch, Tel: +44 (0) 1904 324971 e-mail: jonathan.finch@york.ac.uk

This post is available from 15 September 2013 for a period of two years.

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