postdoc Media Arts London

5 year Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Media Arts
Royal Holloway University of London

ADAPT Project (The Adoption of new Technological Arrays in the Production of Broadcast Television) Full time, fixed term (5 years) Salary is in the range £32,558 to £38,432 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant (ADAPT Project) in the Media Arts Department.


We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher specialising in the history of technology for the ADAPT project led by Professor John Ellis. This five-year project will research the history of the technological arrays involved in television programme production, concentrating on the users and the role played by technologies in shaping programmes. The researcher will pay a key role in managing and shaping ADAPT (The Adoption of new Technological Arrays in the Production of Broadcast Television) which is funded by the European Research Council with a budget of €1.6 million.

The researcher will take responsibility for producing an account, mainly from written sources, of innovations in film and video technologies (mainly in the UK) from 1960 to the present. The researcher will also co-ordinate the interviewing of TV professionals and the filming of extensive reconstructions of working practices.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in the areas of either television or the history of technology.  They should also have experience and skills in written archive.

This is a full time post, available from 1st August 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of five years. The post is subject to a signed contract from funder. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor John Ellis on john.ellis AT

Please quote the reference: X0513/7038

Closing Date:  Midnight, Monday 10th June 2013

Interview Date: Wednesday 26th June 2013

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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