Research Fellow in Water Research and Culture

University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Are you an ambitious early career researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in water related research and culture?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Assistant to work with the Water Value Research Group at the University of Leeds on the cultural value of water (recreational, health & wellbeing, artistic, spiritual). How might communities and cultural practices drive real change in water policy, law and governance? What are some of the main cultural values and priorities for water research innovation and sustainability in the UK and internationally? You will join a vibrant interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners working in world-leading research hubs, including [email protected], The Water Hub, the Centre for Cultural Value, Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute and NEXUS. 

You will be a team player with an understanding of interdisciplinary collaboration, as you will be working closely with colleagues across the School of Performance and Cultural industries, the School of Law, the School of Earth and Environment, and the School of Politics and International Studies. As a highly motivated individual, you will co-author a literature review and a survey of critical cultural practices. You will also have demonstrable potential to support bid writing based on the literature review and survey. 

We are especially keen on candidates from minority groups, who can help us develop a proposed multinational and cross-sector bid. With a PhD degree or equivalent in Policy, Politics, Environmental Law, Cultural Studies or Landscape Art and Design, you will have experience of place-based and culturally informed perspectives on water, and its value beyond economic agendas.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr. Nicolas Salazar Sutil, Associate Professor in Transformational Performance Practices, School of Performance and Cultural Industries  Tel: +44 7713757591

Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft TEAMs.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.