College of Humanities
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The College wishes to recruit for three posts:
i. Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of the project '1989 after 1989. Rethinking the Fall of State Socialism in Global Perspective' (http://1989after1989.exeter.ac.uk/). This full-time Leverhulme Trust-funded post is available immediately on a fixed term basis for 12 months. The research will address the fall of state socialism in Eastern Europe in global perspective, focussing on political, economic and cultural themes.
ii. Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK)-funded project 'Socialism Goes Global. Cold War Connections Between the 'Second' and 'Third Worlds'' (http://socialismgoesglobal.exeter.ac.uk/ ). This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis for 9 months, research will focus on the themes of gender and labour.
iii. Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK)-funded project 'Socialism Goes Global. Cold War Connections Between the 'Second' and 'Third Worlds'' (http://socialismgoesglobal.exeter.ac.uk/ ). This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis for 9 months, research will focus on the themes of war, peace and authoritarianism.
Please indicate in your application which post (s) you are applying for (candidates are welcome to apply for all three).
The successful applicants will have the skills to carry out research at historical archives; be able to carry out historical analysis on archival material (with guidance); possess a reading capacity in one or more languages of the region, to a high academic standard; be able to report effectively on research progress and outcomes; be able to write academic texts; and to communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically in academic English.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. They will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of research methods and techniques needed to work within these research projects. Experience of work in related research fields would be beneficial.
Interviews are expected to take place in late January 2018.
What we can offer you
- The opportunity to conduct research as part of a prestigious international project and to work collectively to produce internationally exciting research
- Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
- An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
- Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
- A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role. To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here
For further information please contact Natalie Taylor, Leverhulme Trust 1989 after 1989 Project Co-ordinator (works Monday-Wednesday), telephone 01392-726410 & email N.H.Taylor@exeter.ac.uk or Catherine Devenish, AHRC Socialism Goes Global Project Co-ordinator, telephone 01392-726419 & email C.Devenish@exeter.ac.uk (works Thursday and Friday); or Professor James Mark, telephone 01392-724295 & email J.A.Mark@exeter.ac.uk
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
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