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Research Associate - ‘Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: From Cold War to “Information War”?’
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-09860

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/04/2017

Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum (Year 1&2), £31,076 to £38,183 per annum pro rata (Year 3)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Language Based Area Studies

Hours per week: Year 1&2 Full Time, Year 3 Part Time (0.3 FTE)

Contract Duration: From 01 June 2017 to 31 May 2020

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

A Research Associate is required to support Professors Stephen Hutchings and Vera Tolz who, with colleagues from the Open University, are beginning a major 3-year, AHRC-funded grant project on ‘Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: From Cold War to “Information War”?’

The RA will support Hutchings and Tolz with discourse, historical and political analysis. S/he will manage and catalogue television recordings and pursue broadcast news stories through their online manifestations. S/he will co-author articles, contribute one article of her/his own on a relevant topic, and work alongside a second RA based at the Open University in gathering other research sources and producing reports for our non-academic partners.

Available from June 1 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible, the post is for 2 years full time, and a third year at 0.3 FTE. The RA will require excellent knowledge of Russian and English, having completed a PhD on media, culture and/or politics-related issues in contemporary Russian Studies or equivalent.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Stephen Hutchings



Name: Professor Vera Tolz


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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


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