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UCD is hiring a Research Coordinator for 'Archiving the 8th: Academic, Archivist, Activist Network'


Research Coordinator, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD, 20 hours per week

UCD is hiring a part-time (0.5 FTE) Research Coordinator for a nine-month period (December 2020 – September 2021) to support, develop, and extend the activities of the Archiving the 8th Network, funded by the Wellcome Trust Foundation. Under the supervision of project PI Associate Professor Emily Mark-FitzGerald, the Research Coordinator will consolidate and develop research resources, in particular a new Archiving the 8th website, working primarily online and remotely. The candidate will also collaborate with the Digital Repository of Ireland research project 'Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th', which is also funded by Wellcome Trust. The Research Coordinator will attend relevant training sessions, group meetings, and workshops, to improve the website and disseminate key findings and project activities. This is a flexible position that can be adapted to the candidate's research/work schedule, and is ideally suited for an experienced researcher with an interest and/or experience in activism, women's rights and/or collections, archiving, and public history.

The purpose of the Archiving the 8th Network is to support and coordinate nationwide efforts to archive, collect, and research the 8th Amendment referendum and related outputs concerning women's reproductive health and rights. These include collections and research on political ephemera, organisational records, websites and digital material, photography, visual and material culture, and oral histories. This project is a non-partisan and voluntary network, and currently includes more than 50 nationwide academic, archivist, and academic members (including national and regional cultural institutions) led by a steering group.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. They encourage applicants to consult those policies here UCD welcomes applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Fixed salary: €50,029 per annum, pro rata

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 30 November 2020

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. UCD are unable to accept late applications. 

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

Applications may be made online through the UCD HR portal: 

Informal enquiries only can be sent to Dr Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, Associate Professor and Head of School, Art History and Cultural Policy, at

Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 10th December 2020.