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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Music Culture in the Age of Streaming (Position 2: Users, Experiences, Emotions, Pleasures)

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you want to participate in a major project analysing the ways in which music culture, musical experiences and the music industries are changing in the age of streaming platforms? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities? 

The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds is a highly ranked department with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. We are ranked 2nd in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (Complete University Guide 2021) and 32nd in the world for Communication and Media Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we ranked in the top ten departments in the UK with 82% of our research judged to be either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. 

The School of Media and Communication wishes to recruit three fixed-term Post-Doctoral Research Fellows working full-time from 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2026.  You will join Music Culture in the Age of Streaming (MUSICSTREAM), a research project funded by an Advanced Research Grant from the European Research Council, awarded to Professor David Hesmondhalgh. The project runs from December 2021 to December 2026.

This candidate brief is for the role of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Music Culture in the Age of Streaming (2): Users, Experiences, Emotions, Pleasures. The candidate briefs for two further Research Fellow roles on this project can also be found, and applications submitted through the following links:

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

Professor David Hesmondhalgh


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Music
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (from 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2026)
Release Date:  Wednesday 24 November 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 14 December 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  AHCMC1067
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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