[URBANTH-L] Job Announcement: Senior Research Positions in Critical Tourism Studies

Simoni, Valerio V.Simoni at leedsmet.ac.uk
Tue Jun 5 14:43:52 EDT 2007

Centre fo Tourism and Cultural Change

Senior Research Positions in Critical Tourism Studies

Closing date: Monday 18 June


The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change is in the process of recruiting three new research staff and would be grateful if you could circulate the job announcement. 

With kind regards


Valerio Simoni 
PhD Researcher 
Centre for Tourism & Cultural Change 
Leeds Metropolitan University 
Old School Board 
Civic Quarter 
LS1 3ED 
Leeds, UK 

Tel:  +44 (0) 113 283 2600 Ext: 29017 
Fax: +44 (0) 113 283 8544


Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change

Faculty of Arts and Society

Leeds Metropolitan University

Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change

Leeds Metropolitan University is building on its long standing record in tourism, cultural education and research with major interdisciplinary initiatives. The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change provides exciting opportunities for talented academics wishing to innovate and lead in areas of research examining the relationships between tourism and culture(s). 


Based in the Faculty of Arts and Society and working across all Faculties, the Centre is an international, transdisciplinary group whose aim is to critically engage in the understanding of the multi-faceted relationships between tourism and culture(s) through research, consultancy, conferences, publications and the building of partnerships and global networks. Located in the historic Old School Board building in the heart of the City of Leeds, the Centre seeks to develop research, generate ideas, stimulate debate, inform policy and globally disseminate best practice.


Reader in Critical Tourism Studies

£36,675 - £46,114 pa Ref: FAS/R/PRF/CD/THES


Required to lead research in the broad area of tourism and culture. With a PhD in the humanities/social sciences, you will have an outstanding research profile exemplified by strong records in publications, attracting research funding and the supervision of PhD students. As well as developing your own research in the broad field of tourism and culture, you will assist in developing and managing new research projects with colleagues and partner bodies. You will also input into the development of the Masters programme.


2 Research Fellows/Senior Research Fellows -

Temporary for 3 years 

£26,199 - £39,033 pa Ref: FAS/RF/SRF/CD/THES


Required to contribute to the Centre's portfolio of international research and development activities. You must possess a PhD with recognised research profile or equivalent long standing research and publication experience relating to one or more of the following areas: the cultural politics of heritage tourism; migration, diaspora and borders; material cultures of/in tourism; tourist behaviours, encounters and contact zones; tourism and performance (ritual, festivals/festivity etc.), tourism aesthetics and visual culture (photography, film etc.); popular culture and tourism. 


There will be opportunities to supervise research/doctoral students and to contribute to, and develop, postgraduate teaching.


Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority groups, as they are under represented in this area of work. Selection will be on the basis of merit.


Application forms and further details can be downloaded from http://jobs.leedsmet.ac.uk


Alternatively, please telephone 0113 812 5917 

or e-mail: artsandsocietyapplication at leedsmet.ac.uk


Closing date: Noon - Monday 18 June 2007



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