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

CFP Cutting Edge Technologies in Higher Ed

Call for book proposals

Book proposals for inclusion in the series Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education are solicited. We hope you will consider submitting one.

Editorial Objectives
The objective of this series is to provide new research on important emerging technologies in higher education, including both teaching and administrative applications from a variety of methodological approaches. The series encompasses both theoretical and empirical developments and provides evidence from a range of disciplines throughout the world. It seeks to reflect on and shape current higher educational policies and practices regarding new technologies.

The ability to identify and exploit new technologies in higher education is increasingly important as competitive and cost factors are impacted in an increasingly globalized arena. Today’s learners are digital natives who thrive in technologically mediated environments and interfaces. Organizations in the second decade of the 21st century are increasingly flat without the top-down structure of the past. Per force, they require staff who are adept in new modes of technology-supported collaboration. This series endeavors to assist higher educational institutions to stay on the cutting-edge of technological innovation.

More details are available at: .

To discuss a book concept you can contact Charles Wankel, the series editor, at , Skype: mgtprof , or phone: 1-908-218-5646.

Submission of a book proposal should use the attached form, perhaps saved as a PDF. It should be sent to both Charles Wankel , Chris Hart (Emerald Education Editor) , and Thomas Dark .