POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW, LABORATORY FOR INNOVATION IN GLAMS, UNSW

This Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, within the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), College of Fine Arts, is located at the newly created Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (iGLAM), University of New South Wales, Sydney. iGLAM researches at the intersection of emerging technologies and tangible/intangible and natural heritage. Through collaboration with GLAM communities, iGLAM develops applied outcomes at the forefront of visitor experiences.

The Post Doctoral Research Fellow will contribute to the research trajectories of iGLAM through excellent theoretical and practised-based research.  Researchers interested in the following could apply:

  • Establishing your own visionary research initiatives within iGLAM that are
    complimentary to existing research.
  • Supporting iGLAM through research on major grant initiatives.
  • Contributing to the overall research activities of iGLAM including workshops,
    demonstrations, seminars, conferences and public speaking.
  • Contributing to the overall research outputs of iGLAM through publications,
    installations, products and services together with and for the GLAMs
    communities.
  • Undertaking promotion of iGLAM within the sector both in Australia and overseas.
    Maintain a keen and high-level interest in both technologically enabled iGLAM
    activities and their theoretical and practical implications
  • Developing lasting and sustainable relationships with iGLAM organisations both
    within Australia and overseas.

The position will be of interest to those with:

  • PhD in any relevant area (of this diverse field)
  • Strong publication record
  • A track record of innovative theoretical or practical research in one or more of the GLAM domains
  • Excellent grant research and writing skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ongoing relationships with GLAMs sector whether international or national

iGLAM is offering a full time (35 hours per week) fixed term position available for three years to a pioneer in the iGLAMs sector.

A$81K – A$87K per year (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)

For further information about the position, please contact the Professor Sarah Kenderdine, on email s.kenderdine@unsw.edu.au or phone (+61 (0) 402 956 432).

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About Sarah Kenderdine

Prof. Dr. Sarah Kenderdine creates powerful interactive experiences for museums—pioneering new possibilities for visitors’ engagement using emerging technologies. In widely exhibited installation works, she amalgamates cultural heritage with new media art practice through interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. Sarah is Professor at the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), University of New South Wales and head of Special Projects, Museum Victoria, Australia. She is also the Director of Research at the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE), City University of Hong Kong. In 2013 she received the International Council of Museum Award (Australia) and, the Australian Arts in Asia Innovation Award—for the PLACE-Hampi Museum, a collaboration together with the Jindal Foundation at the new cultural precinct at Kaladham, Karnataka. In addition, she was awarded the Tartessos Prize 2013 for contributions to virtual archaeology, worldwide and, 2013 Digital Heritage International Congress & IMéRA Foundation Fellowship. Recent books include Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: a critical discourse, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007 and PLACE-Hampi: Inhabiting the Panoramic Imaginary of Vijayanagara, Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag, 2013. Many of Sarah’s most recent projects can be viewed here