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Research Associate Project ‘Digital Media, Democracy and the ‘Movements of the Squares’ (Fixed Term)
Ref. 50048493

Salary: £ 13,538 p.a. (incl. L.W.A.) – pro rata

Department: Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design – Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI)

Location: Central London


The University of Westminster is well-known for its academic excellence in the study of media and communication and its vibrant and diverse research environment. 

The Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) has been a leading centre of media and communications research in the UK for almost 30 years. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 52 per cent of our research was judged to be "world-leading", with 87 per cent of the total rated "internationally excellent". 

This part-time fixed term Research Associate post is attached to the project ‘Digital media, democracy and the “movements of the squares”’. The project investigates the use of digital media applications by social movements like Occupy and Nuit Debout. The post will involve interview transcriptions, analysis of social media material, as well as assistance with the project blog and with literature reviews. 

Successful applicants will have an MA or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience. A high level of analytical capability, as well as the ability to communicate information clearly are also essential.

Fixed Term: 1 September 2017 – 31 December 2017

Job reference number: 50048493

Closing date:  7 August 2017

Interviews are likely to be held on: 22 August 2017

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