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Job reference: HUM-018404
Salary: £33,309 per annum
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Drama
Hours Per Week: Full time
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/05/2022
Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible until 28 February 2025
School/Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Job Description

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, temporary post of postdoctoral research associate (PDRA), tenable from 1st July 2022 until 28th February 2025 for the AHRC funded inter-disciplinary Care Aesthetics: Research Exploration (CARE) project situated in Drama but with strong ties into health and social care. For this post, we are looking to appoint a PDRA who will be the key arts researcher on the study. 

The successful candidates will have a research background in one or more of the following areas:

  • socially engaged arts
  • applied theatre in care or health contexts
  • health or social care
  • care ethics/aesthetics

The successful candidate will be part of a team of researchers led by PI Professor James Thompson, supported by Co-Is Professor John Keady (University of Manchester; mental health nursing), Dr Jackie Kindell (Peninne Care NHS Trust; speech and language therapy) and Dr Kerry Harman (Birkbeck, University of London; social care). The PDRA is a key parts of a three-year research project exploring care aesthetics in contexts of the arts, health and social care, and in community responses to the Covid pandemic. 

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor James Thompson

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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