Principal Research Fellow in Interdisciplinary Art and Science

University of Westminster - Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media. (CREAM)

(0.5 FTE)

Westminster School of Media, Art and Design

Central London

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic international education. 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 one of Europe’s centres of excellence for higher education in media and the creative arts. It is the UK leader in Art and Design research (REF2014) directed by CREAM, the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media.

Following investment in the research area of Interdisciplinary Art & Science, CREAM based at Westminster School of Media Art and Design seeks to appoint a leading academic or practitioner as a Principal Research Fellow (0.5 FTE).

The post holder will join the new initiative: Experiments in Art and Science. Working alongside a team of artist / researchers and academics based across the Faculty and University, the applicant will contribute research of the highest quality and international standing. Reflecting the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the post, the appointee will undertake and lead research that spans both artistic and scientific / technological disciplines that reflect upon critical discourse, practice and engagements with science and technology at international levels. Subjects ranging from environmental science and biotechnology through to public engagement and the impact of this work on culture and society are of interest.

As an applicant to the post of Principal Research Fellow, candidates should be able to evidence; significant international experience addressing subjects in this field, an outstanding portfolio of academic research and/or professional practice that addresses a range of forms of public engagement and exhibition practices, and the ability to reflect upon and disseminate research outputs widely. Ideally, the applicant will have their own international networks, experience of fundraising, managing or directing researchers, practitioners and/or scientists in the field.

Interviews are likely to be held on: 17th April 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.

We are fortunate to receive a large number of applications for our vacancies. Regrettably, we are not able to provide feedback to those job applicants who were not shortlisted and invited for interview, as it would simply not be manageable to do so.

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