Research Associate (0.2 FTE)

University of Westminster - School of Media, Arts and Design - Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI)

Rethinking Popular/Viral Cultures in the Age of Social Media: An International Context

The University of Westminster invites applications for a part time (5 months fixed term until 30 June 2017) Research Associate position. The successful candidate would contribute to data collection in African/Zimbabwean social media networks, the production of annotated bibliographies and transcriptions of both audio and visual material. The postholder will research the role and significance of emerging social media networks to harvest material for the research on the role of popular culture in Africa in the digital age. The Research Associate will work and report to the Viral Cultures project member, Dr Winston Mano.

The postholder needs to have fluency in English and Zimbabwean languages as well as skills of research in social media. An MA or a PhD in the subjects of of media, politics or social sciences is desirable, but not obligatory.

The Associate researcher position will be located within the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster – a world leading research group in media and communication. This project is supported by the University of Westminster’s Strategic Research Fund 2016/2017 and will feed into the School of Media Art and Design’s strategic plan for impact for REF 2020.

Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact Dr Winston Mano (manow@westminster.ac.uk).

Job reference number: 50047252.

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2017.

Interviews are likely to be held on the 16th February 2017.

To apply for this vacancy and for further information about careers and benefits at the University of Westminster, please click on the following link:
http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies.

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk.

Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.

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