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Post-Doctoral Researcher (Digital British Islam)

University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

Flexible or fully remote working available

ABOUT US

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is an employment-focused university, dedicated to ensuring students from diverse backgrounds develop the academic knowledge and practical skills to thrive.

We placed 13th for teaching quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and 8th in the UK for ‘Social Inclusion’ in this league table this year.

We are now looking for a Post-doctoral Researcher to join us on a part time, fixed-term basis working 18.5 hours per week.

**Previous Applicants Need Not Apply**

- THE ROLE -

You will contribute to the work of the multi-disciplinary team at all levels, as it undertakes the first-ever exploration of the social impacts of digital activities focused on lived experiences of diverse Muslim communities in Britain.

You will have a developed interest in digital humanities and a high level of digital literacy, as well as awareness of the research field and its sensitivities. We are interested in receiving applications from those with research expertise in digital humanities associated with the study of religions, Islamic Studies, area studies, cyber studies, gender studies, netnographic studies, political studies, sociology and cognisant disciplines. 

Please view the Job Description for further details, where you will also find a list of the essential and desirable ‘Person Specification’ criteria.

- ABOUT YOU -

To be considered as Post-doctoral Researcher, you will need:

  • Hold a PhD in the study of religions and/or in a digital humanities related subject
  • Expertise, knowledge, and academic publication in the digital humanities
  • Interest in working academically in one of the key research themes associated with the project (gender, politics, religious authority)
  • Specialist research interests in digital humanities (or an associated field)
  • Familiarity with specialist software (NVivo, NCapture, web content management), and willingness to acquire other software skillsets if required (especially Archive-it)
  • High levels of digital literacy, with abilities to manage the digital archive (using Archive-it)
  • Awareness of the diversities and complexities of British Muslim communities and networks across the UK
  • Proven ability to analyse and critically reflect on research content and issues
  • Ability to organise and liaise with the project team, including regular meetings and advisory board sessions.
  • Excellent organisational skills including the ability to assess priorities and work independently without supervision and to plan, organise and prioritise own work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
  • Ability to communicate with all stakeholders
  • Sensitive communication of project activities and findings, online and in-person
  • A commitment to continuous professional development

It would also be beneficial if you had:

  • An MA (or equivalent) in a field relating to the project
  • Experience of organising seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Knowledge of data protection issues and ethical sensitivities associated with research projects (especially that of Digital British Islam project)
  • Theoretical knowledge in the study of online religion, digital movements and/or cyber Islamic environments.
  • Expertise with social media and communications ethics (to present the project to wider audiences)
  • Experience of delivering workshops, lectures and seminars (in person and online)
  • Ability to contribute to the university culture, and to its activities where appropriate as part of continuing professional development.
  • Understanding of the requirements of the ESRC funded program
  • Ability to develop a MOOC
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh (oral and written)

BENEFITS

  •  Annual leave entitlement is 35 days’ annual leave per year, plus 8 bank holidays and 4 University closure days

Our employees get access to a great pay and benefits package in recognition of their valued contribution including:

  • Good pay and conditions; as an accredited living wage employer, we offer competitive pay
  • Pension scheme membership from USS to provide benefits for you and your family
  • Family-friendly policies that provide for flexible working, including additional paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Career and development opportunities, including support to gain further qualifications
  • Support for mental health and wellbeing, including occupational health and counselling support services
  • Staff discounts on a range of products and services
  • Travel schemes, including the cycle to work scheme

So, if you’re seeking to play a key role in the upkeep of our university as a Post-doctoral Researcher, please apply via the button shown.

Please note, this application process does not include the option to submit a CV. Therefore, your application will be assessed based on your answers to the application questions only and, in particular, your Supporting Statement.

Closing date: 1 September 2022, 11:59pm

Location: Work from Home
Salary: £36,382 to £42,149 pro rata per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 1st September 2022
Job Ref: 50682
   
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