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Research Associate: Film Studies with Archival Research

Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236 pro rata
Closing Date:   Sunday 14 July 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 13 August 2019
Reference:  A2719

Lancaster University seeks to appoint a Research Associate in Film Studies and / or Archival Research to work on an AHRC-funded project titled ‘Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive: 1930s Britain and Beyond’. The project will properly organise and store, as well as develop a website for, the ‘Cinema Culture in 1930s Britain’ archive currently stored at Lancaster University Library. The project also involves a number of research and public engagement events relating to archives, cinema memory and audience research.

The role will involve a range of tasks relating to the project, working closely with the project’s team, including its Principal Investigator, Dr Richard Rushton (Lancaster University), and Co-Investigators, Professor Annette Kuhn (Queen Mary, University of London) and Dr Sarah Neely (University of Stirling). You will be based in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA).

You will work closely with staff on the project as well as with staff at Lancaster University Library. You will assist in accessioning, organising and cataloguing the physical archive materials which includes CDs, audio cassettes, interview transcripts, questionnaires, fan magazines, posters, etc. The materials will be catalogued and added to the digital collection that forms Lancaster’s Digital Library, and you will assist with these aspects of the project. You will also be involved in filing and storing the physical materials in an appropriate manner.

You will also produce one scholarly article in a peer-reviewed journal on a topic related to the ‘Cinema memory and the Digital Archive’ project. 

You will possess a PhD (or near completion of a PhD) in a relevant field, such as Film or Archive studies and will be expected to possess skills and experience in archival research.

This is a fixed term, part time position working 2 days per week for a minimum of 12 months in the first instance. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Richard Rushton ( For general information about Lancaster University please see, or for more information about LICA please see

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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