Job: Bridge Fellow in Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Economic Development

Bridge Fellow in Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Economic Development

Deadline for applications: 1st November

The BRIDGE Fellowship in Cultural Heritage Studies builds on strong existing collaborative research and cooperative educational activities in this broad, multi-disciplinary area. The successful applicant will work in the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH) at UoB and the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management Policy (CHAMP) at Illinois. The BRIDGE Fellow will enhance existing academic strengths at both universities and contribute to the growing culture of collaboration and interdisciplinary working that exists on both campuses.
Specifically the successful Fellow will be expected to define and develop research into how cultural heritage can contribute to the revitalisation of local communities. In both urban and rural environments, impacted by social and economic change – de-industrialisation shifts in agricultural practices, in and out-migration etc. – cultural heritage, configured in both its tangible and intangible forms, has increasingly been viewed as a resource to aid regeneration and revitalisation of local communities with varying degrees of success. Through working with CHAMP and IIICH researchers the Fellow will further develop this field in both a national and international context. The Fellow will also be expected to contribute to and further develop teaching and PhD supervision and opportunities related to cultural heritage through the well-established programmes on both campuses.

We welcome applications from candidates who feel their research fits within this area and meet the requirement documented in the role profile and person specification.

If candidates would like to get in touch for an informal chat or more information please contact Professor Mike Robinson (M.D.Robinson@bham.ac.uk) at the University of Birmingham or Dr Helaine Silverman (helaine@illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois.

Full role profile and job description: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/excellence/fellows/bridge-fellows/cultural-heritage.aspx

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