Research Associate in Music/Hip-hop Studies

University of Bristol - School of Arts - Department of Music

Work Hours 35.0 Hours per Week
Work Pattern: Full time
Job Type: Research and Teaching

The Department of Music seeks to appoint a Research Associate in Music/Hip-hop studies to provide support in both the research and administration of the AHRC-funded Leadership Fellowship ‘Regional Rap in post-Devolution Britain’ ( You will be assisting the Principal Investigator on the project’s aims while developing research independently, yet related to, regional rap in the United Kingdom. Additionally, you will be helping to organize related impact events and their publicity.

Based in the Department of Music, you will possess a PhD in music and/or a topic related to hip-hop studies. Ideally, you will have experience in ethnographic methods, public engagement activities, IT systems, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You may also possess familiarity with related subfields that engage with hip-hop studies, which could include geography, linguistics, music analysis, race and/or gender studies. You will have an emerging research profile that we are keen to help foster.

The University of Bristol’s music department is among the most prestigious in the U.K. and prides itself on its international calibre research (100% REF2014) and teaching in musicology, composition and performance. In addition to the above project, the department currently hosts two large grants funded by the European Research Council (total 3.5 million Euros), and you would be joining a growing and thriving community of postdoctoral researchers working on a wide variety of topics from Old Hispanic chant to transcultural music practices. For more information, see

The post is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position with fixed term funding available for 9 months. We welcome any applicants who are interested in job share and part-time work. 

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 27 March 2018

Contact for informal inquiries:

Closing date for applications: Midnight Tuesday 20 February 2018

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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