Call for applications: P/t Project Co-ordinator, ‘The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa, 1880-present’

Based at the University of Sussex, School of English.
Principal Investigator – Professor Steph Newell.
Fixed term for 5 years, 18.25 hours per week
Closing date for applications:  15 September 2013
Expected start date: As soon as possible

aquotesThis European Research Council (ERC) funded post will provide the administrative support for the dissemination and transfer of research findings from the ERC project ‘The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa, 1880-present’. This five-year project will focus on the ways in which urban encounters and identities are represented and interpreted through English and local-language categories denoting dirt in Africa. Three teams—one in the UK, one in Lagos and one in Nairobi—will conduct interviews, archival research, media studies and content analyses of African popular art forms.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on an international project focussing on Africa. The successful candidate will require excellent organisational and IT skills. Central tasks will include organising annual project meetings and travel for the project team between Nigeria, Kenya and the UK, and the development and maintenance of the project website.

The project is based at the University of Sussex for 5 years until August 2018. The Principal Investigator is Professor Steph Newell.

The post will provide an opportunity for working with African teams. Some experience of working in African cross-cultural contexts is an essential requirement of the post, and the successful candidate must have excellent communication skills.

For full details and how to apply see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/293.

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