Research Associate

University of East Anglia - School Of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Faculty of Arts and Humanities


Crime Pays: Bringing Noir to Norwich is an impact case study associated with the school of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA, with particular links to the new Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) MA programme, and a number of current PhD students.

The Research Associate will play an integral role in gathering and analysing data from the previous three Noirwich festivals, as well as developing and strategising plans for further data collection and analysis (locally, nationally, internationally, with the public and with industry professionals). We envisage there being two strands of analysis: economic and cultural impacts. Other duties will include: contributing to the planning of Noirwich 2017; supporting the HUM Events office and liaising with partners including Writers’ Centre Norwich; plus enhancing the social media profile, presence, and analysis. Initiative will be key.

The post holder will also engage in aspects of the day-to-day running of the project, seek further sponsorship, partnership and financial opportunities, play a significant part in the cultural and commercial positioning of the festival and will work as part of a research team, supporting Mr Henry Sutton and Dr Laura Joyce with the delivery and further development of the study, and the wider context of crime writing within the academy, the local community, nationally and internationally.

This part-time (50%FTE) post is available from 1 February 2017 for a fixed term period of 8 months. 

Closing date:  12 noon on 3 January 2017.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

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