Research Assistant (2 posts)

University of Huddersfield - School of Music, Humanities & Media

Fixed term appointment for 6 months

The Judaica Project seeks two full-time Research Assistants for the period 1 May - 31 October 2017 to participate in an intensive laboratory period of embodied research at the Centre for Psychophysical Performance Research, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. Further details regarding this project can be found via the following link:

Through embodied research, the project will engage with contemporary political questions of identity and heritage. You will work under the leadership of Dr Ben Spatz to develop new embodied ‘song-action’ technique based on archival Jewish sources. This technique will be shared through live presentations in the United Kingdom, United States, and Poland. The research will also be documented audiovisually and made available through print and multimedia publications.

You will have basic competency in both song (natural voice, extended vocal technique, traditional or folk singing, song-based theatre including opera and musical theatre or other theatres of musicality) and action (physical theatre, movement training, contemporary dance, martial arts, somatic bodywork, clown or circus arts, or other forms of physical culture), with a high level of expertise or mastery in at least one relevant area. Critical or creative writing skills, video editing skills, and postgraduate academic credentials are desirable but not required.

A First Degree is an essential requirement for this role. The Judaica project is funded by a Leadership Fellowship (2016-2018) from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). For further information on the AHRC, please go to:

For further details about this post and to make an application please visit

Closing date: 31 October 2016
Interview dates: 18 and 19 December 2016

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