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Research Assistant (2 posts)
£26,004 per annum
Fixed term appointment for 6 months
Ref: R2534

School of Music, Humanities & Media
University of Huddersfield

The Judaica Project seeks two full-time Research Assistants for the period 1 May - 31 October 2017 to participate in an intensive laboratory period of embodied research at the Centre for Psychophysical Performance Research, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Through embodied research, the project will engage with contemporary political questions of identity and heritage. You will work under the leadership of Dr Ben Spatz to develop new embodied 'song-action' technique based on archival Jewish sources. This technique will be shared through live presentations in the United Kingdom, United States, and Poland. The research will also be documented audiovisually and made available through print and multimedia publications.

You will have basic competency in both song (natural voice, extended vocal technique, traditional or folk singing, song-based theatre including opera and musical theatre or other theatres of musicality) and action (physical theatre, movement training, contemporary dance, martial arts, somatic bodywork, clown or circus arts, or other forms of physical culture), with a high level of expertise or mastery in at least one relevant area. Critical or creative writing skills, video editing skills, and postgraduate academic credentials are desirable but not required.

A Bachelors degree or equivalent is required, but citizenship or residency of the UK/EU is not. Applications from individuals representing ethnic, religious, national, gender/sexual, and (dis)abled populations that are underrepresented in the UK or in academia are strongly encouraged.

Application deadline: 31 October 2016
Interviews: 18 and 19 December 2016
Starting date: 1 May 2017

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