Research Fellow – Interactive Factual Media (Digital Cultures Research Centre)
University of the West of England, Bristol – Department of Film & Journalism
Closes: 1st March 2017
Whether webdocs, interactive journalism, docugames, virtual reality, data storytelling; digital culture has seen the emergence and proliferation of new interactive factual forms, and the transformation of twentieth century modes of production, exhibition and reception. The i-Docs group within the DCRC explores these developments and their potential for producers, audiences and subjects. The centre now seeks a Research Fellow who will develop, disseminate, promote and strengthen DCRC’s research and knowledge exchange programme in this area.
Working across the DCRC’s local community, through regional, national and international connections, you will keep abreast of developments in the field; analysing and contextualising them in order to identify research themes and questions. You will work in partnership with researchers and creative industry on projects that address the critical or creative potentials of interactive factual, developing and supporting new research initiatives and grant proposals to a variety of external funding bodies. You will deliver high quality peer-reviewed research outputs and contribute to the preparation of outstanding REF impact case studies. In addition you will play a lead role in delivering & developing the i-Docs symposium and related events, including planning and execution. The role will include managing the i-Docs website and associated social media platforms, developing their potential for profile, research and knowledge exchange.
Qualifications – You will be nearing completion or have completed a PhD in a relevant field
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and focused researcher to develop research in this emerging field as part of a highly engaged critical and creative community. The post-holder will work closely with DCRC professors and the centre director, with engagement across the research centre network.
Campus/location: City Centre
Fixed Term end date: 31 March 2019
Fixed term period (yrs/mths): 2 years