Job: Research Fellow in Digital Cultures: Interactive Documentary – Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol

From webdocs to Virtual Reality, docugames to data storytelling and personalisation; digital culture has seen a proliferation of interactive and participatory documentary forms. These have emerged within a context of transformation within twentieth century modes of documentary production, exhibition and reception, and a blurring of boundaries between documentary and other genres – most notably journalism.


(Fixed term one-year and 0.5 FTE)

£31,342 to £37,394 (pro rata)

Ref: 1470542


The i-Docs group within the Digital Cultures Research Centre explores these developments and their potential for documentary’s role within the public sphere. We now seek a Research Fellow (0.5) to play a key part in developing the DCRC’s research and knowledge exchange programme in the area of interactive documentary.

You will contribute to the DCRC’s i-Docs research, building on the local, regional, national and international dialogues that have been developed through the i-Docs Symposia 2011,’12 and ‘14, the website and facebook community. You will work in partnership with researchers and creative practitioners on projects that address and/or experiment with the critical or creative potentials of interactive documentary. You will support and initiate the development of proposals to a variety of external funding bodies.

Assisting on increased DCRC initiatives across this theme, you will a lead in co-ordination and organisational support of externally facing research and knowledge exchange activities with a view to maximising impact. In addition to developing and extending your own specific programme of research, you will be expected to publish at an international level. Acting as a member of the editorial team for the DCRC website, you will play an important part in the promotion and external communication of DCRC research.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and focused researcher to develop research in this emerging field as part of a highly engaged critical and creative community.

You’ll be based in the West of England’s leading media innovation lab, the Pervasive Media Studio, where the DCRC is a lead partner. Located in Watershed on Bristol’s Harbourside, the Studio is a diverse and stimulating environment where designers, artists and engineers share expertise to produce new experiences for media audiences.

You will have experience of:

  • Publication of research in relevant areas
  • Facilitation of large scale research events
  • Project Management

and in addition, you will have:

  • PhD qualification in a relevant discipline


How to Apply

If you are interested in playing a major role in the continuing development of an internationally recognised research centre, and keen to work with an innovative and challenging programme of activity, visit and for further information and application instructions.

For an informal discussion please contact DCRC Director Mandy Rose on 0117 370 8874 or via email to

Please submit your completed application by 3 August 2015.

The post is available as a one-year fixed term contract within the salary range of £31,342 to £37,394 per annum (pro rata), commensurate with experience and achievement.

Applications for this post must be submitted using the UWE online eRecruitment system, which can be accessed via the job vacancies website: Please quote reference number 1470542 in any communications.

UWE is an equal opportunities employer.


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