Postdoctoral Researcher - Creative and Cultural Economy School of Geography and Archaeology and Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway Ref. No. NUIG 093-15 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher - Creative and Cultural Economy, with the School of Geography and Archaeology and the Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by INTERREG through the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme and is available from September 1st 2015 to contract end date of 28th February 2018. Creative Momentum is a three year transnational project to support the creative industries sector in Europe's northern periphery. It is funded by the EU's Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme. The project aims to address the common challenges faced by artists, entrepreneurs and crafts people located in remote areas such as limited networking opportunities, low export activities and inadequate public support. Job Description: The successful candidate will be tasked with contributing to the intelligence and influence work package of the CM project. Key requirements will involve literature and policy analysis, data gathering and economic modelling as well as producing quarterly reports on the capacity of this under researched sector in Europe's Northern Periphery. Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a track record in research and strong social innovation experience is essential. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the social sciences, with a focus on economic geography and/or spatial economics as well as having experience of working in a multidisciplinary and/or culturally diverse environment. The ideal candidate would have an emerging peer-reviewed publication record and early stage project management experience. Knowledge and/or experience of the culture-economy interface and regional development research would be desirable. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about social, economic and cultural change; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. Salary: €37,750 - €40,003 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply) Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2015. Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Patrick Collins, [email protected] To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to [email protected] Please put reference number NUIG 093-15 in subject line of e-mail application. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 7th August 2015. National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.