BU2025 sets out ambitious plans and targets for research at BU. In support of these, an exciting new opportunity has been developed.
In recognition of the important contribution that early career academics play in driving research for the future, we are delighted to be launching the BU Academic Targeted Research scheme to attract and recruit talented individuals in targeted research areas. We will employ up to six new Senior Lecturers with significant postdoctoral expertise (or of comparable experience) with outstanding potential in alignment with one of six targeted research areas:
- Technology for behavioural change
- AI – with a focus on medical imaging
- Evidence-based persuasive communication for public health
- Immersive environments for disaster
- Sustainability consumption and impact
- Sport and Sustainability
We wish to recruit a diverse cohort of individuals with the motivation to become future academic leaders in their field. As an academic at BU, successful candidates will develop their career in exciting work environments, be provided with a high level of dedicated time to drive research activity and build capacity, and have the freedom to develop their research interests within the targeted areas. BU is committed to Fusion and as such successful candidates will also have the opportunity to contribute to the education and professional practice activities within their Department.
To support these roles and accelerate their careers, BU will provide three years of full-time salary (or part-time equivalent) and reasonable costs directly related to the proposed programme of research activities (up to £10k per year). The standard Academic Application Form must be completed and in all cases accompanied by the BU Academic Targeted Research scheme application form, which will propose the research activities and request funding.
To find out more about these exciting opportunities, please read the scheme guidance and visit the BU website.
Any enquiries about the scheme should be directed to email@example.com. If your enquiry is about applying under one of the targeted research areas and you want to know more about this then please go to our website to find the academic contact for each area.
The Festival Impact Monitor project is currently recruiting students wishing to get involved with this 18-month long project which seeks to harness data available in social media networks to evaluate festivals. Its most recent vacancy is for a Social Media Manager. Interested students are asked to e-mail Nicole Ferdinand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.