The R&KEO is proud to announce the opening of two new posts focusing on Public Engagement.
BU’s Vision & Values recognises public engagement as a key mechanism to ensure that our research is driven by societal need and that the knowledge created at BU is promoted to the general public in an accessible and meaningful way. The BU Research Themes were recently launched to encourage collaborative working to address society’s big challenges and will be the main vehicle through which our research is presented externally in future.
Academic Lead for Public Engagement – We are seeking an Academic Lead from within BU to drive the public engagement agenda forward. You will be responsible for leading BU’s public engagement strategy, for working with academic colleagues to identify and implement creative and innovative ways of engaging with public audiences, and for sharing good practice. You will be supported by a dedicated public engagement post within the Research Development Unit (RDU).
This post is offered as a career development opportunity for a Bournemouth University member of staff with a proven track record in undertaking public engagement activities.
This post is available as 0.2 FTE for up to 12 months on a fixed term contract and secondment basis.
Further details: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/jobs/uet11.html
Research Development Officer (Public Engagement) – We are seeking to appoint a creative, proactive and enthusiastic Research Development Officer to work alongside our academic staff to communicate complex research ideas with the public. Working across all six Schools, you will identify and implement creative and innovative projects to make our research exciting and accessible to public audiences. You will also promote the benefits of public engagement to our staff and manage public engagement initiatives, such as an annual research event.
This post is available on a 12 month fixed term contract in the first instance.
Further details – http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/jobs/uet10.html
For an informal discussion about either post please contact Julie Northam (ext 61208) in the Research Development Unit.