Research Assistant

University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - Art

The School or Art, within Edinburgh College of Art, seeks a highly motivated individual who will work with researchers based in Edinburgh University on TRACES, a three-year project funded in 2016 by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Through an innovative research methodology, TRACES investigates the challenges and opportunities raised when transmitting complex pasts and the role of difficult heritage in contemporary Europe.

TRACES involves a multi-disciplinary team that brings together established and emerging scholars, artists, and cultural workers to develop a rigorous, creative and all-round investigation on contentious cultural heritages, and to experiment with innovative research methodologies. In order to achieve these objectives, TRACES has initiated a series of 'Creative Co-Productions' (CCPs) in which artists, researchers, heritage agencies, and stakeholders collaborate on long-term projects researching selected cases of contentious heritage and developing new participatory public interfaces.

The successful candidate will be a research assistant in the CCP4 team, ‘Dead Images’ which brings together anthropology, art and osteo-archaeology and focuses on the collection of human skulls in the Vienna Natural History Museum. The research assistant will help drive the educational programme and be confident in designing and delivering educational materials aimed at secondary school age pupils, as well as participating in research events relating to the project.

The candidate should have a degree, preferably a Masters degree, in a relevant field such as Anthropology, Ethnography, Archaeology or Art and be able to contribute to research outputs, including participation in workshops and conferences.

This is a part time (15 hours per week), fixed term post for 8 months commencing January 2018.

Closing date: Friday 10 November 2017 5pm (GMT) 

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