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Research Fellow (688-E)

  • Location: England
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  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Category: Academic | Faculty/Office: Vice Chancellor's Office | Department/Division: Vice Chancellor's Office | Campus: Greenwich | Closing Date: 01 Dec 2014 |
Would you like to design exciting new Internet of Things applications for Cultural Heritage?

If so, you should consider this promising new opportunity to further your research career by playing a key role in our new Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) fundedresearch project, Sound and Vision Scapes (SViS), led by the University of Greenwich collaborating with the BBC and The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London.

The University of Greenwich is one of the largest universities in the UK and is highly ranked in London for student satisfaction. With breath-taking heritage campuses, it combines the old with a new, dynamic vision for the future: high quality curriculum design and delivery, research-informed teaching, technology-enhanced learning, student engagement, and student success within a cross-cultural context.

We are seeking to appoint a high-calibre individual, for a fixed 9 months term, who would play an active role in the SViS project, which aims to transform how people engage with cultural heritage within an Internet of Things context. The SViS research is funded through a Digital Transformations Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. You will work within the University's Educational Development Unit (EDU) and the University of Greenwich's eCentre, which are internationally renowned for their work in technology-enhanced learning and digital technology innovations. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the UCL Centre For Advanced Spatial Analysis and BBC learning which provide further exciting opportunities for networking and interdisciplinary research. Prior research of this group includes for example the Tales of Things ######.###) project.

The post holder will play a major role in the effective implementation of the SViS research. You will work in partnership with collaboration partners to design novel digital cultural heritage and informal learning activities that capture people imagination and that add value to peoples' experiences of local heritage. In light of the latest trends and increased availability of ubiquitous computing and Internet of Things technology. Applications are welcomed particularly from well-qualified and experienced researchers who have a strong record in designing human-computer interactions with mobile and physical computing technologies.

The post holder will have a successful track record of involvement in innovative research projects and well-rounded technical and development skills in order to create and evaluate research prototypes. You will be able to work well in a creative team with a range of stakeholders to achieve impact, within the context of sustainability, technological, policy and cultural change.

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