About the vacancy: Launched in April 2021, MyWorld is a brand-new five-year programme, the flagship for the UK’s creative technology sector, and is part of a UK-wide exploration into devolved research and development funding (UKRI video). Led by the University of Bristol, with the Universities of Bath, Bath Spa and UWE Bristol, MyWorld will position the South West as an international trailblazer in screen-based media. This £46m programme will bring together 30 partners from Bristol and Bath’s creative technologies sector and world-leading academic institutions, to create a unique cross-sector consortium. MyWorld will forge dynamic collaborations to progress technological innovation, deliver creative excellence, establish and operate state of the art facilities, offer skills training and drive inward investment, raising the region’s profile on the global stage.
About you: You will have a track record of mapping and contextual research into evolving media practices, production processes and cultures, and the delivery of high-quality research outputs. Based within UWE’s Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) and working closely with industry and academic partners, you will support the development of creative content that showcases the R & D work of the MyWorld programme and highlights challenges that inform R & D priorities.
Where is this role based?
This post is based at our City Campus in Bristol city centre which comprises of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed and is home to UWE Bristol's creative and cultural subjects. Through a combination of University sites and partnerships with creative and cultural organisations in the city, we have developed a network of cultural and creative spaces. These enable our students and staff to develop their professional practice in inspiring learning environments as well as provide opportunities for creative collaboration and networking.
Bristol is a city that’s famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking, unique style and edgy creativity. Home to over 460,000 people hailing from 187 different countries – you can find over 91 different languages spoken here, and 45 religions practised. Topping polls on a regular basis, Bristol isn’t just a great place to live, but a great place to work.
Why UWE Bristol?
We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.
We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.
We are an ambitious and values led university. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims.
With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.
In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:
If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Professor Mandy Rose via email: email@example.com
This is a fixed-term post for four-years, working four days per week (0.8FTE).
The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end therefore you will be expected to work on campus for part of your working week. Exact days will be agreed with your line manager.
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made on merit.
Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.
We may be able to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. If we are unable to sponser you, candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.
Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview. Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable.
Any candidates wishing to apply who are subsequently appointed to this role without current Right to Work in the UK can be supported to obtain the Global Talent Visa (Academics and Researchers). This will involve a self-application which is a two stage process and we recommend you read the information about each stage on the following links: https://www.gov.uk/global-talent-researcher-academic.
You may also wish to explore other visa options which you are eligible for which will allow you to work in the UK.
Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.
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