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Research Assistant at the Centre for Tourism And Cultural Change

Due to staff research leave, the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC) of the Sheffield Hallam University offers a dynamic and motivated person with proven research abilities and demonstrable organisational skills the opportunity for one-year fixed-term work with the Centre, in managing and delivering its range of research, consultancy and conference projects.

The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change is an international research and development organisation pursuing both fundamental and applied research in the field of tourism studies and theory. Through active research agendas, conferences, publications, consultancy and development cooperation, and postgraduate teaching, the CTCC aims to create new understandings of the relation between tourism and culture in a broad sense and develop new tools for cultural and sustainable development strategies.

In addition to supporting the CTCC's research team on a day to day basis, the successful candidate will be expected to take a lead role in assisting in the organisation of international conferences and related publications. The researcher will further assist in the organisation and management of ongoing research programmes and events and contribute to the preparation of cutting edge research outputs (publications, exhibitions, visual outputs, etc.).

Candidates should have a good Masters degree in tourism or a related topic (e.g. in anthropology, sociology, cultural geography etc), a completed PhD would be desirable. Experience in working on research projects and in project management is expected. Furthermore, the ability to contribute to and develop funding bids and to produce published outputs is desirable, as are good organisational and communication skills and the ability to work with databases (access), spreadsheets (excel) and websites. Fluency in one or more European languages is desirable.

The deadline for appointment is December 2005. To download an application form, please go to the HR section on the SHU website.

For an informal discussion, please contact: David Picard, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC), Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street - Owen Building, Sheffield S1 1WB, United Kingdom; tel.: ++44 114 225 [3973]; e-mail: d.picard@shu.ac.uk; www.tourism-culture.com