Temporary Postdoctoral Research Associate
AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund: Living Landscape: Practice and Policy at the transnational World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall
Hadrian’s Wall (Frontiers of the Roman Empire UNESCO World Heritage Site; FREWHS) was the subject of the AHRC-funded Tales of the Frontier (TotF) project (www.dur.ac.uk/roman.centre/hadrianswall).This highlighted the value of a genealogical approach to the Wall’s landscape, addressing the communities past and present that inhabit and transform it as a living landscape.
This research position is intended to maximise the impact of this research on knowledge, communities and economy beyond academia with a particular focus on heritage policy and practice.
14th February 2013 as soon as possible thereafter
Recent award of a PhD in archaeology, heritage studies or related subject.
To work with the project directors and the University:
- To organize a working group of third sector and regional creative SMEs to:
(a) communicate the results of TotF and their significance for the management and public presentation of Hadrian’s Wall and
(b) to develop the international context through discussions with UNESCO.
- To help to identify further ways to foster engagement through creative collaboration between academics, heritage managers, museum specialists and the public.
- To help to capitalise on the results of the working group through facilitating further dialogue between individuals and institutions and to produce a scoping document to inform a future large grant application, which will engage with the proposal for the creation of a transnational FREWHS across Europe, the Near East and North Africa. It is intended that this document will form the basis for embedding impact within the project design for this grant application.
- Recent award of a PhD in archaeology, heritage studies or related subject (within 5 years). Candidates who have recently submitted their thesis and are awaiting examination may also be considered.
- Ability to present reasoned academic arguments at workshops and conferences.
- Ability to produce research publications.
- Excellent organizational skills
- Initiative and creativity in problem solving.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- Ability to work unsupervised when necessary
- Preparation of research funding applications.
- Proven ability to manage schedules.
- Willingness to travel and spend periods outside Durham.
How to Apply
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Richard Hingley (email@example.com)
Please e-mail a CV and covering letter to the Arts and Humanities Faculty Administrator, Clare Zon (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the closing date. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.
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