[Air-L] small vacancy for SF research assistant at Sussex

Kate O'Riordan K.ORiordan at sussex.ac.uk
Tue May 22 05:51:46 PDT 2012

Science Fiction and Innovation

Research Assistant needed - to contribute to a NESTA-funded study of Science Fiction and innovation. The research is based at Sussex University (School of Media and Film and SPRU). 
The person appointed will need to be able to generate concepts, find ways to represent complex ideas, and be able engage with the material of study (science fiction). We are not looking for fan identification but do seek people interested in science fiction productions of all kinds (visual, literary, and digital) and prepared to consider their connections with other cultural formations (politics, style, technology). The candidate must be able to see patterns, write lucidly and be able to produce work designed both for academic (journal outputs targeted at various areas) and industrial/creative industry (NESTA) audiences. 

The RA will be employed on a day rate for around 30 days over a six-month period. They will assist with developing framings, with necessary desk research and critical analysis, be responsible for web outputs, and will also be involved in some interviewing. 
You may come from areas including English, media and film, cultural studies, innovation studies, new media and sociology, digital humanities. You will be a post-doc or equivalent and will be employed at a Grade 7 hourly paid Associate Researcher level. 

Applicants need to be available to begin work in June. To apply please send a C.V, letter of application, and one short article/example of writing (this may be a review, or other piece) to Sarah Maddox at s.maddox at sussex.ac.uk. Please mark the email: SF Post-Doc. 
Closing Date: May 30th, 2012. 

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