Research Associate: Jewish Lives, Scottish Spaces

University of Glasgow - School of Critical Studies

Job Purpose
To join the AHRC research project, "Jewish Lives, Scottish Spaces: Jewish Migration to Scotland, 1880-1950", in order to carry out archival research along with the PI (based at the University of Edinburgh) and the Co-I (based at the University of Glasgow). The RA will be based in Glasgow and play a key role in analysing, publicising, and presenting relevant materials on twentieth-century Scottish Jewish life and culture, both available at the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (SJAC) and related repositories in the UK. The RA will contribute their own research, including conference papers, and articles, under the thematic umbrella framed by Jewish Lives, Scottish Spaces.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To contribute to the organisation and analysis of archival resources for Jewish Lives, Scottish Spaces.
  • To develop the project’s information website and social media presence in order to advertise the project’s research.
  • To take day-to-day responsibility under the supervision of the Co-I to coordinate and monitor the delivery schedules of the project and identify problems which may cause consequential delays.
  • To take a lead role in contributing to the direction of the public-facing activities of the project.
  • To identify and carry out appropriate avenues for public dissemination of the project outputs with a specific emphasis on resources for education.
  • To contribute to the Project Colloquium in April 2017 in Glasgow and assist with the organisation of the British Association for Jewish Studies Conference in 2017 in Edinburgh on the conference theme.
  • In order to carry out these tasks, to liaise regularly with the PI, Co-I, and project partners.
  • To arrange, attend, and take minutes of project meetings, both in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and elsewhere.
  • To assist the PI and Co-I in ensuring that the project is running within the timelines laid down in the project plan, and in highlighting elements that need attention in advance.
  • To produce and disseminate their own research relating to the project themes.
  • To take a lead role in the drafting of subsequent applications for funding with the PI and Co-I.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7.

This post is open ended with a funding end date of 31 August 2018.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

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