College of Humanities
This post is available from 30 June 2022 to 29 March 2024 to support the work of Prof. Elena Isayev on the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Imagining Futures Through Un/Archived Pasts project, funded by UKRI/ Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Drawing on existing and ongoing initiatives within Imagining Futures (IF), and knowledge beyond it, a primary role of the Imagining Futures (IF) Research Fellow will be to harmonise the co-creation of a Manifesto that would inform policy and wider practices concerning legacies from difficult pasts and their transmission (for example by amplifying divergent viewpoints; using dissensus methodologies), incorporating archival practices of people who have been displaced and marginalised.
You will address the challenges of multivocality, dispersed, dissenting and dominant narratives, while developing egalitarian archival practices, where archives are understood in the broadest possible sense – incorporating traditional documentary collections, oral histories, material remains that may be whole landscapes, and diverse practices from daily rituals to collective celebrations. Together with the Imagining Futures team, you will seek to capture and articulate modes of archival practice that allow for co-existence and recognition of multiple experiences of the past through dialogues across generations, gender, class and stakeholders. You will work with the international team of the Imagining Futures, project, which has a decentralised structure and consists of five ‘Labs’ alongside a portfolio of smaller initiatives across a wider geo-cultural area.
You will be mentored by Professor Elena Isayev (University of Exeter) and Professor Mick Finch (Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London). You will therefore also have the potential to be a non-Stipendiary Research Fellow at Central St. Martins.
This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
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For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Elena Isayev firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews are expected to take place in early June.
To apply, please upload a CV and covering statement alongside your application form.
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