PhD: Studentship

Glyndwr University - School of Creative Arts

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Digital Curator of Media and Content

Qualification type: MPhil/PhD
Location: Wrexham and Llandudno
Funding for: UK/EU Students
Funding Amount: 80% FTE for 3 years, FT fees and 20% FTE GTA (I day/week) salary
Salary: £2,902.38 per annum
Closing date: 20th December 2016, close of day

The project:

Applicants are invited for an MPhil/PhD studentship, co-funded by MOSTYN and the ‘School of Creative Arts’ Research Centre at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

The MPhil/PhD studentship is designed to investigate and identify the existing digital content and design a methodology for construction of new platforms for the development and curation of future digital outputs. The MPhil/PhD is funded 80% FTE for 3 years, FT fees and 20% FTE GTA (I day/week) salary made available by the University and MOSTYN.

The aim of the project is to:

  • Identify ways in which digital technology is transcending conventional structures of programming, display and engagement.
  • Re-assess approaches to the digital e.g. as an ‘add on’, making it instead the core of the institution’s operations and programmes.
  • Identify the impact on the way the gallery institution and audiences are adapting to the above phenomena.
  • Develop an understanding of existing digital content from the institution’s perspective and an audience perspective.
  • Implement a digital programme strand of activities and experiments e.g. initiating digital residencies for artists and technologists.
  • Establish the foundation of a searchable digital archive and resource to serve as a basis for future research.
  • Integrate relations and evidence audience engagement/reaction.

This research will build upon MOSTYN’s existing digital footprint and the evidence based currently available from its programme of activities in order to reshape perception and understanding. The project will provide training in all relevant aspects of the research process.

For further information about the project, contact Professor Alec Shepley

For information about Wrexham Glyndŵr University, see

For information about MOSTYN, see

To apply for this position, candidates will need to provide and meet the following requirements: 

  • Completed Glyndŵr University application form.
  • A covering letter stating that you are applying.
  • A personal statement (100 words max).
  • A summary of why you are applying and an indication of your approach to the project (250 words max).
  • A CV, including full details of skills (especially digital), university course grades, research experience, exhibitions, projects, curatorial activities, publications and conference presentations and employment.
  • A copy of your degree certificates and transcripts.
  • A copy of English Language training certificates (e.g. IELTS) for candidates who aren't native English or Welsh language users and who don't have a degree from a British University, or equivalent proof of language knowledge at the appropriate standard.
  • A summary of a research project to which the candidate has contributed.
  • Names and full contact details of 2 referees.

Please submit the documentation requested above as one single pdf document, where possible, and email to

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