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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Are you an ambitious early-career researcher looking for a short-term appointment to use your skills in research synthesis to contribute to an exciting Global Challenges Research Fund project, and to build your C.V.?

Project: Praxis

Over four years, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have made over 200 awards under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton portfolio. These awards have drawn on AHRC’s research base to address development challenges that are ultimately global challenges, including poverty reduction, global health, climate change, resilience, conflict, displacement, inclusive education, and rapid urbanization.

Praxis, based at the University of Leeds, aims to champion the distinctive contribution that Arts and Humanities research can make to tackling a range of urgent development challenges. For its first major event, in Lebanon in February 2020, Praxis will bring together AHRC-GCRF and Newton research projects that address the theme of heritage in development contexts, to draw out synergies, collate knowledge and learning, shape policy impacts, and discuss where can/should heritage research for global challenges go next. The event builds on and is informed by conversations with project PIs and partners, and it champions an expanded and nuanced conceptualization of heritage that has emerged from within the AHRC-GCRF and Newton Fund portfolios.

We are currently seeking to recruit a four-month Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work with Dr Deena Dajani and Professor Stuart Taberner on this event (and one related ‘learning event’). Specifically, and in addition to logistical and administrative tasks relating to the events, we are looking for a well-qualified individual with expertise in Heritage and Global Development, who will prepare detailed analyses of relevant GCRF projects and a report based on these analyses and on the Lebanon event, that can be variously used with researchers, research funders, NGOs, and policy-makers.

More information on Praxis can be found at: https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/projects/praxis-arts-and-humanities-for-global-development/

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Deena Dajani 

Email: D.S.Dajani@leeds.ac.uk

or

Prof. Stuart Taberner

Email: S.J.Taberner@leeds.ac.uk


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  18 hours per week
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (02 January 2020 to 30 April 2020)
Release Date:  Friday 04 October 2019
Closing Date:  Friday 18 October 2019
Reference:  AHCLC1102
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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