Postdoctoral Research Fellow - V&A Research Institute Pilot Project
The V&A is the world's leading museum of art and design. We enrich people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is seeking to appoint a fixed term, full-time postdoctoral fellow in association with the Pilot Project for a V&A Research Institute. The Project is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Project is designed to experiment with new models of collaborative, cross-disciplinary object-based research, providing a strong base for the establishment of the V&A Research Institute. The fellow will be based in the V&A Research Department and be expected to participate in the vibrant research culture across the Museum. Managed by the Director and Head of Collections, with support from the Head of Research and the Head of Postgraduate Programme, the fellow will take a leading role in the running of the Pilot Project. This will include organising a series of collaborative research workshops and the concluding forum; contributing to the research undertaken by the project team; co-editing the subsequent publication and developing digital research outputs.
The successful candidate will be expected to have a proven research interest in the interface between history, theory and practice and to show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications and other achievements. Expertise in the field of textiles history, practice or conservation and experience with the creation of digital resources will strengthen the application, but are not required.
This is a fixed term position for 15 months.
The fellow will be expected to be in post and have a PhD in hand by July 1st 2014.
Interviews to be held in early May 2014.