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Research Fellow in Performance Science (Maternity Cover)
Closing date: 12pm Tuesday 1 May 2018
Interview date: w/c 14 May 2018
Salary: £46,236 - £52,965 per annum
Job ref no: 502-18
This is a Full Time (1FTE) role offered on a Fixed Term (Maternity Cover) contract for 12 months from June 2018.
Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, leaving the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. The RCM was named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe and second in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.
The Centre for Performance Science takes a strongly interdisciplinary approach to investigating performance, accessing expertise and facilities across the RCM and Imperial College London. The Centre is directed by Professors Aaron Williamon (RCM) and Roger Kneebone (Imperial). Further information is available at www.PerformanceScience.ac.uk.
The CPS is seeking to engage a fixed-term (12-month) Research Fellow to join the Centre. Based at the RCM, this full-time Research Fellowship is in the field of Arts in Health. You will be well positioned to forge partnerships in performance science throughout the RCM and Imperial College, including (but not limited to) Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine and affiliated hospitals. In addition, you will teach on the RCM’s MSc in Performance Science, contributing to a new module in Performing Arts in Health and Wellbeing.
You will also play a key role, as an investigator, in shaping and delivering HEartS, a £1 million public health project funded by the AHRC examining the impact of the arts and culture on health and wellbeing, from individual, social and economic perspectives. The project is led by Aaron Williamon, Head of CPS, in collaboration with Marissa Miraldo (Imperial), Robert Perneczky (Imperial), Rosie Perkins (RCM) and Daisy Fancourt (UCL). Further information is available at www.PerformanceScience.ac.uk/HEARTS.
We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:
- You will have an extensive track record of research in Performance Science or a related field
- You will have expertise in research design, project management and the collection, processing and analysis of large datasets and/or qualitative data
- You will have experience of teaching, examining and research supervision at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels
- You should have a global perspective and significant international contacts.
Consideration will be given to requests from applicants who wish to apply to undertake this role on a Job Share basis. If you are applying on this basis, please make this clear in your application / supporting statement.
Please complete our 1) Application Form and 2) Equal Opportunities Form (available to download further down this page) and submit in PDF or Word format before the closing deadline for the post.
Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.
CVs without an application form will not be accepted.
For full details of this position please read the Job Description and Further Particulars documents:
Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS
020 7591 4784
If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.
The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.
All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.