Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Positions Available: AHRC and ESRC funded Research Fellow and PhD Studentship at University of Liverpool

AHRC/ESRC Impact Fellowship: Cultural Sustainability? Liverpool 2008: the theory and practice of cultural policy

The University of Liverpool has been awarded an AHRC/ESRC fellowship in Impact Assessment for three years, starting in October 2007. The research is led by Dr Beatriz Garcia, Dr Steven Miles (School of Sociology and Social Policy) and Dr Alan Southern (Management School).

We are currently seeking to appoint for two posts: a full time Research Fellow and a PhD studentship. The deadline for applications is the 21st September 2007.

Please follow the links to access further particulars and an application pack. You can find all of this information at:

Find also below a brief description of each post.


£28,289 - £29,139 pa

You will be responsible for designing and implementing research to examine the urban cultural policy implications of hosting the 2008 European Capital of Culture. The project requires expertise in qualitative methodologies to assess the role that culture plays in connecting or disconnecting local communities with their sense of place.

You should have a PhD in a relevant field and will be part of a growing team of researches into cultural policy and regeneration with excellent links across departments and faculties. The post is available for 2.5 years, commencing October 2007.

Job Ref: R-566324 Closing Date: 21 September 2007

Download further particulars. For full details, or to request an application pack, visit or e-mail

Tel 0151 794 2210 (24 hr answer phone), please quote Ref: R-566324 in all enquiries

PhD Studentship

AHRC/ESRC funded research: ‘Cultural Sustainability? Liverpool in 2008’
£12,600 tax free stipend

An opportunity has arisen for a fully funded research studentship leading to the qualification of PhD based on research into the theory and practice of cultural policy. This research, focused on culture-led regeneration on Merseyside in the context of Liverpool as European Capital of Culture 2008 and associated with the research programme Impacts 08, will develop as an ethnographic study into the definition of creative industries. The studentship will seek to uncover new and unique ways of defining what it is to be a creative industries entrepreneur and how this perception supports or contradicts policy-oriented definitions of the sector, what happens within the sector and the importance of the sector to locality. Funding will cover student’s fees and a maintenance grant as above.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a 2 page summary of the nature of their personal interest/expertise in the research as outlined in the further particulars. Submissions should be submitted to Alan Southern by 4pm on Friday the 21st September.

For informal enquiries please contact:

Applicants should download further particulars from here, where further details about the application procedure are available.
The application form can be downloaded here.

Closing Date: 21 September 2007

Dr Beatriz Garcia


Impacts 08 - The Liverpool Model

European Capital of Culture Research Programme


Culture @ the Olympics: Issues, Trends and Perspectives


School of Sociology and Social Policy

University of Liverpool

Eleanor Rathbone Building

Bedford St South


L69 7ZA

Tel: +44 (0)151 794 2540

Mob: +44 (0)785 484 8186

Fax:+44 (0)151 794 2997

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