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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Developer (Diversity and Student Success)

Salary:  £37,582 to £44,107 p.a. pro rata (Including LWA)
Post Type:  Part-time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Hours:  21
FTE:  0.6
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 24 November 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 05 December 2019
Reference:  120-19

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a forward thinking, contemporary and worldclass Higher Education Institution with a vision to redefine the conservatoire for the 21st century. At the leading edge of music and dance training, it provides specialist education of the highest quality, which reflects the increasingly collaborative world of artistic practice and supports the lifelong career development of students and professional performing artists.  

This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher-developer to join the Conservatoire in order to develop and deliver research and research-informed intervention activity in order to enhance diversity and student success within its music, dance, and musical theatre programmes. The 0.6 FTE post will commence as soon as possible, and will be based in the Planning Office at Trinity Laban, with close collaboration with Faculties of Dance and of Music, Learning & Participation teams, and the Research Department.


Trinity Laban’s vision, mission and core values set out a fundamental commitment to engage the widest possible range and number of people in our art forms of Music and Dance, and to identify and support the most gifted creators and performers, whatever their background or circumstances. Our long-term strategic approach to widening participation in HE and in our art forms targets interventions along the spectrum from first access and early years to higher education study to research and professional practice.

Trinity Laban wishes to appoint a researcher-developer to design and implement research and research-informed intervention activity relating to improving diversity, inclusion and student success across our higher education provision. The post will commence as soon as possible.  

The Trinity Laban Postdoctoral Researcher and Educational Developer (Diversity and Student Success) will work in collaboration across various departments within the Institution including the Faculties of Music and of Dance, Learning and Participation teams, the Research Department, Student Services, and relevant faculty staff in the planning and delivery of researchinformed approaches to understanding and removing barriers to student success. The focal areas for investigation include the impact of ethnicity, disability, and socio-economic background on retention, progression, and attainment, primarily within an undergraduate context, but with reference to progression into postgraduate study and graduate employment.   

You will be an experienced researcher who will undertake in-depth qualitative and quantitative research, with project management responsibility.  You will have a PhD or equivalent (or nearing its completion) and an emerging publications record and/or research experience in a related field. You will have exceptional skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods that you can link to the development of solution-orientated interventions. You will be able to employ these in contexts and activities that directly enhance the student experience in higher education by provide insights into barriers to student success, particularly those from communities underrepresented within higher education. An understanding of the performing arts in education would be helpful.

As an equal opportunities employer we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

If you think this might be just the job for you, please click on ‘Apply online’ to complete and submit an application from. 

For any queries about this role that are not covered in the job pack, please email or call Katerina Filosofopoulou, People Services and Resourcing Officer on 0208 305 9476.

You can download a job pack by clicking on the ‘Job Pack’ link below:                                   


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All of our taught programmes are validated by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Research degrees are validated by City, University of London. 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales Company No. 51090. Registered Charity No. 309998.

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