Knowledge Exchange Associate - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Scottish Heritage (352855)
 

Salary:  £32,817 per annum 
FTE:  0.8 
Term:  Fixed Term (12 months) 
Closing date: Thursday, 4 March 2021 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within English, School of Humanities for a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Associate to join our team to work on an AHRC funded project. The KE Associate will work with Dr Churnjeet Mahn (AHRC EDI Leadership Fellow) to deliver a collaborative programme of engagement with Scottish heritage organisations around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The KE Associate will be part of a unique opportunity to engage Scottish organisations with a topic with heightened visibility in public discourse about heritage, but near invisibility in the sector’s workforce. This AHRC fellowship is designed to create vital capacity to address EDI issues (with a special focus on race) in some of Scotland’s largest and most influential heritage organisations (including Museums Galleries Scotland, the Chartered institute of Archaeologists and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland). By working with the heritage sector to map challenges and address inequalities, build links with diverse communities, and involve young people (and potential future employees) directly with decision-making mechanisms, the overall fellowship programme provides the opportunity to embed better working and engagement practices and policies across the heritage sector in Scotland. 

The KE Associate will be supported by the Dr Churnjeet Mahn and staff at Museums and Galleries Scotland to deliver the three main strands of the project:

 ·   Strand 1 will involve using the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Museum and Galleries Scotland’s extensive networks to facilitate a large survey of heritage professionals about EDI awareness and challenges to identify specific gaps in knowledge and practice.
 ·   Strand 2 will focus on delivering two pilot case studies which will recruit 4 work placements each (these pilots are designed to generate impact through creating templates for future EDI-focused placements run by heritage organisations).
 ·   Strand 3 will focus on dissemination. A part of this will involve showcasing material about the pilot studies on the Museums and Galleries Scotland website and sharing a suite of resources (toolkit) for BAME-focused community heritage projects. As a Knowledge Exchange Associate, you will develop knowledge exchange objectives and proposals  and play a lead role in relation to the project, with guidance from senior colleagues as required. You will conduct individual and collaborative knowledge exchange activities, including determining appropriate methods and contributing to the development of new knowledge exchange methods, continually reflecting on practice/methodology to enhance delivery to partners. 

To be considered for the role, you will have a good honours degree and PhD / higher degree (or equivalent professional experience) in an Arts and Humanities (or heritage-related) subject with evidence of research in theories related to racial inequality. You will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in the relevant discipline/s to contribute to knowledge exchange programmes and to the development of knowledge exchange activities. You will have the ability to conduct individual knowledge exchange projects, work directly and independently with clients, and to prepare new knowledge exchange proposals. 

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with: membership/working towards membership of a relevant Chartered/professional body (including the Higher Education Academy), experience of relevant student supervision and teaching activities.

A soon as possible start date is sought. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Churnjeet Mahn, Principal Investigator (Email: Churnjeet.mahn@strath.ac.uk). 

Formal interviews for this post will be held week commencing 08 March 2021. 

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Faculty
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department/School
School of Humanities
Staff Category
Knowledge Exchange
Type of Employment
Fixed-term
Working Hours
Part-time
 
Salary:  £32,817 per annum 
FTE:  0.8 
Term:  Fixed Term (12 months) 
Closing date: Thursday, 4 March 2021 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within English, School of Humanities for a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Associate to join our team to work on an AHRC funded project. The KE Associate will work with Dr Churnjeet Mahn (AHRC EDI Leadership Fellow) to deliver a collaborative programme of engagement with Scottish heritage organisations around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The KE Associate will be part of a unique opportunity to engage Scottish organisations with a topic with heightened visibility in public discourse about heritage, but near invisibility in the sector’s workforce. This AHRC fellowship is designed to create vital capacity to address EDI issues (with a special focus on race) in some of Scotland’s largest and most influential heritage organisations (including Museums Galleries Scotland, the Chartered institute of Archaeologists and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland). By working with the heritage sector to map challenges and address inequalities, build links with diverse communities, and involve young people (and potential future employees) directly with decision-making mechanisms, the overall fellowship programme provides the opportunity to embed better working and engagement practices and policies across the heritage sector in Scotland. 

The KE Associate will be supported by the Dr Churnjeet Mahn and staff at Museums and Galleries Scotland to deliver the three main strands of the project:

 ·   Strand 1 will involve using the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Museum and Galleries Scotland’s extensive networks to facilitate a large survey of heritage professionals about EDI awareness and challenges to identify specific gaps in knowledge and practice.
 ·   Strand 2 will focus on delivering two pilot case studies which will recruit 4 work placements each (these pilots are designed to generate impact through creating templates for future EDI-focused placements run by heritage organisations).
 ·   Strand 3 will focus on dissemination. A part of this will involve showcasing material about the pilot studies on the Museums and Galleries Scotland website and sharing a suite of resources (toolkit) for BAME-focused community heritage projects. As a Knowledge Exchange Associate, you will develop knowledge exchange objectives and proposals  and play a lead role in relation to the project, with guidance from senior colleagues as required. You will conduct individual and collaborative knowledge exchange activities, including determining appropriate methods and contributing to the development of new knowledge exchange methods, continually reflecting on practice/methodology to enhance delivery to partners. 

To be considered for the role, you will have a good honours degree and PhD / higher degree (or equivalent professional experience) in an Arts and Humanities (or heritage-related) subject with evidence of research in theories related to racial inequality. You will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in the relevant discipline/s to contribute to knowledge exchange programmes and to the development of knowledge exchange activities. You will have the ability to conduct individual knowledge exchange projects, work directly and independently with clients, and to prepare new knowledge exchange proposals. 

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with: membership/working towards membership of a relevant Chartered/professional body (including the Higher Education Academy), experience of relevant student supervision and teaching activities.

A soon as possible start date is sought. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Churnjeet Mahn, Principal Investigator (Email: Churnjeet.mahn@strath.ac.uk). 

Formal interviews for this post will be held week commencing 08 March 2021. 

Click here for full details