Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Jocelyn Herbert Fellowship)

London, England, United Kingdom
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Job description

Contract: Fixed Term – 2 years
Salary: £37,265 – £44,708 (pro-rata)
Location: Chelsea College of Arts – Millbank
Hours: Part time

The role

This exciting role is to develop and undertake an agreed post-doctoral project in collaboration with the National Theatre (NT) centred on research into the Jocelyn Herbert Archive. Duties and responsibilities of the Fellow will include:

  • Contributing to the scholarship about Jocelyn Herbert and theatre design research
  • Investigating the use of the Jocelyn Herbert Archive (http://www.jocelynherbert.org) in the teaching of theatre design and related scenographic practices including costume, light and sound
  • Expanding existing UAL/NT research in the field of theatre design, scenography and production process
  • Contributing to the NT’s expanding learning and public engagement programmes and to the development of research into its archive
  • Reporting on the value of a theatre design archive as a resource for historiographic and contemporary study of production process
  • Promoting the NT Archive, and the Jocelyn Herbert Archive in particular, as a dynamic, investigative resource for schools, colleges, universities and researchers as well as the general public
  • Disseminating the research findings through conferences, public lectures and curated exhibitions, through papers in relevant journals or e-publications, when appropriate and in agreement with the NT
  • Producing content towards a publication, an edited collection or a broadcast
  • Contributing, where appropriate, to the NT’s learning and public engagement programmes and to UAL’s graduate programmes.

The Fellow will be based at UAL, have Research Associate status and desk space at the NT Archive.

Why choose us? 

University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design higher education institution. It consists of six renowned colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, and Wimbledon College of Arts. UAL is a major centre of research in art and design: in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), 83% of UAL’s outputs and 100% of its impact were judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.

Your profile

You have a PhD, or equivalent research experience, in an artistic practice, and knowledge in the field of theatre, scenography and/or related disciplines. You will have researched and outlined a project which will contribute to the scholarship about Jocelyn Herbert and theatre design.

In return, we offer a competitive employment package including a salary that reflects working in London; an attractive pension scheme; and a commitment to your continuing personal and career development in an environment that encourages creativity, diversity and excellence. Relocation assistance is available.

How to apply

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Closing date: 3 October 2017.

At UAL, everyone’s identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

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