Research Associate Ceramics (0.4FTE)

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design - CREAM

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic international education institution. Westminster offers a vibrant learning environment, where innovative, creative and dedicated students can gain the skills and experience they need to succeed in professional life. The University attracts more than 20,000 students from 150 different nations, making it one of the most popular UK universities for international students.

Westminster School of Media Arts and Design is a thriving creative environment. With one of the most varied portfolios in Europe, Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design prepares students not just to enter the creative industries, but to shape and lead them. Our strong reputation for professional and practice-based education is matched by a distinguished record in academic teaching and research, encouraging the development of reflective critical practitioners. The Ceramics Research Centre, which is part of CREAM, the UK leading practice-based Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, has pioneered inquiries on contemporary ceramic practice in the expanded field of making, curating and critical discourse.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role are to work alongside the Leader of the Ceramics Research Centre, Clare Twomey, in the development and delivery of research initiatives and projects, related research and administrative efforts. The role will involve individual research, joint research with the research centres in CREAM and the Ceramics Research Centre. This will include liaising with external public organisations and funding applications for national and international research.

The post holder will possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline evidenced by a relevant degree. They will have applicable knowledge and experience of research methods and techniques to work within their own area of practice-led inquiry. The position requires the ability to work as part of a team, effective communication skills and a high degree of being organised and proactive.

Job reference number: 50046451.

Interviews are likely to be held on: Thursday 1st December 2016.

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