AHRC LDoc Fellowship - LDoc & The Creative Economy
This design research fellow post is to contribute to Kingston’s School of Art ‘Design for Health Interactions’ initiative with a focus on enabling the co-exploration of opportunities within the service design and experience economy through the use of VR/AR/MR as tools in solving problems within the healthcare industrial challenge theme - with the support of coders, gamers, programmers and KSA students in conjunction with the Sony Interactive Entertainment Playstation First initiative. As a researcher in The Centre for Research Through Design, the post will be based at Kingston School of Art.
The post-holder will be an excellent communicator, able to work with a wide range of people. S/he will have a background in design, experience of using VR/AR/MR as tools in solving problems, and a keen interest in facilitating change in the health sector and contributing to the healthcare industrial challenge theme. As an early career researcher, holding a PhD, she/he will have experience of working in a team and also working independently.
Eligibility We will need to see proof of eligibility to work in the UK before any offer of employment can be made.
The AHRC defines an Early Career Researcher as: an individual who is within 8 years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training, or within 6 years of their first academic appointment. These durations exclude any period of career break. The first academic appointment is defined as the first paid contract of employment, either full-time or part-time, which lists research and/or teaching as the primary functions
Kingston School of Art is the recently renamed Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture within Kingston University. The teaching of art and design began in Kingston in 1870. Kingston School of Art was established in its own building on the current Knights Park site in 1939.
Kingston School of Art has a well-established and internationally renowned research culture that encourages and supports high quality, innovative research through practice, history and theory. This rich spectrum encompasses the critical practices of designers whom have extensive professional, industrial and commercial links.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
Proposed interview date 1 December 2017
Applicants to complete the application form attached.