Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heritage Studies - The University of Stirling

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heritage Studies

Fixed term for 12 months

Start date: February 2017

The closing date is midnight on Sunday 05 February 2017.

We wish to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heritage Studies to a new full time post on a fixed term contract for twelve months. The post will be based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH). The successful candidate will have an established research focus on heritage in Asia, ideally with direct expertise in China and/or South East Asia. Preference will be shown for applicants with a background in heritage studies, and an understanding of the political and economic contexts of heritage in Asia. Research interests in one or more of the following themes would also be of benefit: heritage conservation; heritage tourism; ‘heritage diplomacy’; World Heritage; community engagement and education; heritage sustainability in the context of rapid development.

The appointee will assist with the establishment of a new Chinese partnership, and an associated research centre. He/she will also take the lead on the organisation of an international heritage conference, which will provide a launch for the new partnership. The successful candidate will actively pursue research funding and assist in writing bids for the Centre. The appointee will also undertake a personal programme of internationally excellent research and publication. He/she will pursue other duties as presecribed by the Dean of Faculty, Professor Richard Oram. Mentoring will be provided by Professor Siân Jones.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see: http://www.stir.ac.uk/about/jobs/details/index.html?id=QUUFK026203F3VBQB7V79V7NE&nPostingID=1334&nPostingTargetID=1266&mask=extstirling&lg=UK