Research Assistant (Dialect and Heritage project)

United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Sep 07, 2020
Sep 22, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Do you have a track record of supporting high-quality research projects?

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and flexible individual to work on a project that aims to collect new research and engage new audiences with collections at the University of Leeds and at five partner museums across England. The partner museums are: Dales Countryside Museum, Ryedale Folk Museum, Weald & Downland Living Museum, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, and the Museum of East Anglian Life. The project is being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the University of Leeds's Footsteps Fund and other alumni donations, along with partner museum contributions.

The project centres around the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC). The LAVC is a unique and nationally important multi-media archive including the records of the Survey of English Dialects and the Institute of Dialect and Folk Life Studies. The collection is housed and accessible at the University of Leeds Special Collections .

As Research Assistant you will provide the academic voice on the project, co-developing the research methodology, analysing research data, providing subject specialist input into the interpretation, website content, and design and development of learning resources. Alongside the Project Lead, this postholder will undertake cutting-edge dialect research as part of the project. You will also support the project team in evaluating the quality of volunteer research contributions.

You will be managed by the Project Lead, Dr Fiona Douglas, and based at the University of Leeds, School of English.

To arrange to have a discussion with Dr Fiona Douglas, Project Lead, to explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Sarah Hughes, Project Manager


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