Research Fellow - Textile Heritage
City Site

Job reference: 04907

Location: City Site

Closing date: 07/03/2018

Salary : Grade G (£27,830 - £32,236 p.a.)

Department: College of Art Architecture Design and Humanities

School/Section : School of Art & Design

Post Ref : D2248

Are you an academic looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring.  Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students.  Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.

2017 has been a year full of prizes, publicity and recognition for the NTU community, culminating in our receipt of the prestigious University of the Year award. Along the way, we’ve recorded some of the highest student satisfaction levels in the country in the 2017 National Student Survey, and achieved the TEF gold standard for the quality of our teaching. We are also extremely proud to have been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. All of these achievements are testament to the passion, ideas and ambition of our workforce.

Our rise up the league tables, alongside a number of prestigious national awards, demonstrate the potential that creating and forging excellent partnerships, while harnessing the talents of all our people, can bring. Most notably we have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research. We are now looking for more passionate, ambitious people to join us and help build the university of the future.

The School of Art and Design’s research into the textile heritage of the East Midlands has a strong community focus – building on the School’s origin in the mid nineteenth century, serving the local lace industry. We plan to develop this community focus through a regional textile heritage network, in collaboration with several museums, companies and other universities, developed through a recent Museums Universities Partnership Initiative award. This Research Fellow post will support this development by helping us to develop and consolidate that network, clarify the detail of the network and its activities and take a significant role in securing funding to support its activities and longevity. Suitable applicants to the post will have a PhD in local history or other cognate discipline, experience of working collaboratively and bidding for funding, an on-going research interest in tangible/ intangible heritage and its significance for communities.

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