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Mat Wright

What is the opportunity?

Apply for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with De Montfort University by 28 February 2023. This full-time, paid fellowship is part of and funded through the British Council's What Works approach in International Cultural Heritage Protection. 

Fellowship objectives

As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, you will be responsible for developing and bringing to completion the research project “Cultural Heritage in The Occupied Territories as a Means to Peace”, exploring the potential of Palestinian heritage as a means to peace through tourism, under the supervision of Dr Giuliana Tiripelli and Dr Rami Isaac. The fellowship is part of the International Heritage Protection and Sustainable Development Research Fellowship Scheme funded by the British Council and DCMS. This post is a 12 month paid fixed-term contract.

Qualifications required

You will:

  • have been awarded a PhD in a relevant discipline
  • demonstrate your experience within qualitative research
  • have the ability to speak Palestinian Arabic and speak and write in English
  • have familiarity with conflict areas
  • have experience of fieldwork in divided or oppressed communities

Women and those from underrepresented backgrounds are welcomed to apply, including those with maternity and caring responsibilities. The contract can cover some costs related to family members of the Fellow.

About What Works

The British Council’s What Works approach in International Cultural Heritage Protection aims to support better outcomes for cultural heritage protection and local communities by bringing the best available evidence and learning to practitioners and other decision makers across the international sector. 

By sharing and translating informed research, decision-making approaches, best practices and lessons learnt, the What Works approach aims to promote further collaboration, contributing to more coordinated impact across the cultural heritage protection and development sectors.  

How to apply

Visit the De Montfort website to find out more and to apply