Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Listening Across Disciplines II


Academic Development and Services
London College of Communication - Elephant and Castle
Part time
Fixed Term
36 months

21 October 2018 23:55

7 November 2018
£38,010.00 - £45,603.00 (pro rata)
This is an unusual and exciting opportunity for sound art/sound studies post-doc candidates to work nationally and internationally on the promise of listening as a legitimate and valuable investigative methodology that can be employed across disciplines: humanities, science, social science art and technology fields. We are looking for an exceptional candidate to work with the research team, to support the investigation, documentation and application of current listening practices across various disciplines, in order to analyse and evaluate the status quo and subsequently design listening protocols for testing and development within different disciplinary frameworks. This research will inform the role of listening as a legitimate artistic and scientific tool for research and application with the aim to further and diversify knowledge production, to expand what knowledge can be gleaned and thus what new approaches can be developed across various disciplines.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in screen, design and media education. With the communications sector constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. Our course provision reflects the breadth of expertise housed within the most diverse creative agency including: journalism, advertising, PR and publishing; photography; film, television and sound; communications and media; graphic communication; spatial communication; design cultures; and interactive and visual communication.

You will have gained your doctoral qualification at least one year ago, and have since then established an independent professional and collaborative practice in sound arts, with relevant experience in international perspectives on auditory studies and practices. You will have experience in diverse audio, visual and audio-visual recording and editing, broadcasting and archiving, and a real enthusiasm and ability to analyse, interpret and document work. In addition you will have an interest in listening as a legitimate cross-disciplinary methodology. You will be expected to be confident in Wordpress, social media platforms and to work as part of a cross- disciplinary team in the UK and abroad.

If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email or telephone: 020 7514 2965.


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This opportunity is closed to applications.