Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Fabulous Femininities project)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7089541 (Ref.No. AHCPC1036)
Posted: November 22, 2021

Job Description

Are you a talented postdoctoral researcher? Are you passionate about women’s subcultural practices, costume, gender politics and questions of inclusivity and diversity? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Associate to work on a 3 year project, ‘Fabulous Femininities: Extravagant Costume and Transformative Thresholds’ that is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). 

You will be part of the core project team that will be led by Dr. Jacki Willson (Principal Investigator). Co-Investigators on this project will be Professor of Applied Theatre Alice O’Grady (PCI, University of Leeds) and Dr. Claire Nally (School of English, University of Northumbria). 

You will be joining Fabulous Femininities in its second year and will be responsible for the everyday running of the project. You will be based at the University of Leeds and will be mentored by Jacki Willson and Alice O’Grady. Primary responsibilities will be fieldwork activities, compiling and circulating secondary research to the team at monthly meetings as well as curating the archive and impact activities with the support of Claire Nally. 

You will possess a PhD in a subject that is relevant to the project such as: Performance and Performativity, Costume/Fashion, Cultural/Subcultural or Gender/Sexuality Studies. You may also have a wide network in a relevant cultural industry. You will hold a PhD that involves extensive ethnographic research and fieldwork activities. You may also have experience curating digital archives or an aptitude for undertaking such an activity. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a willingness to work independently. 

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

Dr Jacki Willson, Principal Investigator, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Performance & Cultural Industries (PCI)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
appointment will not be made above £34,304 due to funding restrictions on the role
Working Time:  Full time
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (From 4 January 2022 to 31 August 2023)
Release Date:  Friday 19 November 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 December 2021
Reference:  AHCPC1036

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