The research project “Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for?” (EURO-EXPERT) is looking for Data Collectors in the field of cultural expertise in judicial and pre-judicial proceedings with thorough expertise on AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, FINLAND, SPAIN or SWEDEN. This project develops around a new integrated concept of cultural expertise and is empirically investigating its use and impact in several European countries. The Data Collector(s) do NOT need to be in the UK, and will work independently to collect data concerning the use and impact of cultural expertise in one or more of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Spain and Sweden. The role is suitable for a recent graduate in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences with demonstrated fieldwork experience in socio-legal studies. Data-collectors will have the opportunity of receiving specialised training and international exposure.
Duties and responsibilities of the Data Collector are:
Planning country specific quantitative data-collection in conformity with the general project design and in collaboration with EURO-EXPERT team.
Collecting a representative sample of court and out of court cases including considerations and arguments that are broadly perceived as connected with notions of culture (i.e. expert witnessing and country expertise, cultural mediation, translation, ADR).
Collecting a representative sample of decisions including considerations and arguments that are broadly perceived as connected with notions of culture.
Administering a representative sample of questionnaires to various members of the legal profession and to the parties of in court and out of court cases including considerations and arguments that are broadly perceived as connected with notions of culture.
More information on the Data collectors’ roles
Please contact Dr Livia Holden for further information. We can further explain the data collector’s roles or offer a presentation of the project through Skype.
How to Apply
Further particulars can be found here. The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
A brief description of why the candidate considers her/himself the most suitable for the assignment; and
Personal CV indicating all past experience from similar projects and specifying the relevant assignment period (from/to)
Email and telephone contacts of at least (two or three) professional references.
Note: The above documents need to be scanned into one file and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the EXTENDED closing date (31 July 2018).