New Ph.D. Studentship in Cultural Heritage Law at the University of Glasgow & CREATe – in partnership with the National Library of Scotland

₤ 51,966 (including bursary and fee remission; ₤6000 travel allowance)

This position is funded until September 2017.

Start Date: September  2014

CREATe (www.create.ac.uk), a multidisciplinary centre for copyright research, in partnership with the National Library of Scotland, is in search of a PhD candidate to study the challenges facing museums, libraries, and other public sector cultural institutions in the digital environment. Areas of interest include: sustainable approaches to the digitization of collections, new business models for the dissemination of culture, the social role and continued relevance of cultural institutions, the protection and promotion of the public interest, the preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage, and the exploration of user perspectives, including public expectations of cultural institutions. Candidates from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including law, the social sciences and humanities, anthropology and archeology, media studies, library science, music, and the fine arts. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a strong potential for academic excellence.

Candidates should submit a synopsis of their proposed research project (max. 2 pages) and a detailed CV to Mira.SundaraRajan@Glasgow.ac.uk. References may be requested at a later date. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Closing date: May 1, 2014