Research Associate for Museum Lab

VACANCIES / Research Associate for Museum Lab


Research Associate Positions: Research Associate for “Museum Lab” Multidisciplinary Research Team
Number of Positions: one (1) full-time or part-time
Positions Category: a one-year employment contract will be offered with potential renewal for up to three (3) years which includes a very attractive remuneration according to qualifications and expertise.
Location: Full-time physical presence at RISE, Nicosia, Cyprus
 
The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies (RISE) is a newly founded research and innovation Centre of Excellence in Cyprus designed to integrate academic research and industrial innovation towards sustainable fuelling of the scientific, technological and economic growth of Cyprus and Europe. For further information about the Centre, please visit www.rise.org.cy.
 
The Museum Lab focuses on the interdisciplinary exploration of interactive technologies inside and outside museums and other heritage sites. The first goal of the Museum Lab is to investigate how technology can help expose different layers of history in places of contested heritage and help visitors/users negotiate difficult or awkward heritage. Difficult heritage consists of elements of a past that are considered important but can also be contested and awkward. Representing difficult heritage in and outside museums is a timely challenge many museums face today, especially in countries dealing with social or political conflict such as Cyprus.
 
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct fundamental and/or applied research in the aforementioned areas. Where applicable, the position holder might also participate in the preparation of project reports and deliverables, research proposals for funding and travel abroad for dissemination activities. Furthermore, the position holders are encouraged to publish/present their research results in prestigious international conferences and journals.
 
Qualifications

  1. Postgraduate degree (MA or PhD) in museum or heritage studies, history, citizen science, digital heritage or cultural management from an accredited institution.
  2. Excellent knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  3. Demonstrated experience with archival research and/or qualitative research methodologies
  4. Previous research experience and high impact research publications will be considered an advantage
  5. Previous relevant industrial experience will be considered an advantage
  6. Previous knowledge and experience with interactive media will be considered an advantage
  7. Previous grant-writing experience will be considered an advantage
Interested candidates should submit the following items online at https://form.jotform.me/81153442468457 by the 17th of December 2018
  1. A cover letter which clearly specifies (i) employment availability date, (ii) part-time or full time availability, and (iii) areas of interest in order of priority.
  2. Description of their academic and research experiences as well as any relevant industrial experience where applicable (500 words maximum)
  3. A detailed CV.
  4. Copies of degree certificates (BSc/MSc/PhD)
  5. Two representative publications (if applicable)
  6. Contact details of two referees, either two University professors or one University professor and one industry referee who will provide reference letters will need to be included in the online application. The reference letters should be sent from the referees to vacancies@rise.org.cy before the deadline.
Applicants may address any inquiries to the Multidisciplinary Research Team Leader Dr. Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert at email theopisti.stylianou@cut.ac.cy or telephone +35725002665




Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 739578


This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.