Job: Research Fellow in Digital Cultures: The Automation of Everyday Life – Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol

Software agents, predictive systems and recommendation services, robotics, drones, and artificial companions, non-player virtual characters, automated text and design experiments, the internet of things – all indicate that the automation of choices, actions and production is already a crucial theme in the emergence of 21st century digital culture.

Job: Research Fellow 0.5 in Digital Cultures: The Automation of Everyday Life*
Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol

(Fixed term one-year and 0.5 FTE)

£31,342 to £37,394 (pro rata)

Ref: 1470539



As a result of a significant expansion of the Digital Cultures Research Centre activities in this rapidly emerging area, we are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow 0.5. In this role you will play a key part in developing the DCRC’s research and knowledge exchange programme in the area of the automation of cultural production and practices.

Working across the DCRC’s local community, through regional, national and international connections, you will develop interdisciplinary dialogues and partnerships with researchers and digital producers on projects that address and/or experiment with critical or creative responses to the automation of everyday life. You will help to grow the DCRC network of media, arts, robotics and software researchers and practitioners around this area, supporting and initiating the development of proposals to a variety of external funding bodies.

Assisting on increased DCRC initiatives across this theme, you will take 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 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 1470539 in any communications.

UWE is an equal opportunities employer.


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