Research Fellow: Conflict, Memory and Legacy

University of Hertfordshire - School of Humanities

Salary: £32,004 - £38,183 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Grade: UH7

FTE: Full Time, working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Duration of Contract: 5 years from October 2017

Qualifications required:
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in History and/or Heritage, and will have experience of, or enthusiasm for, research engagement beyond academia.

Description of the research activity and area:
The Fellow will be working in the field of the everyday experience of conflict. Conflict is broadly defined to include social, economic, cultural and political, but not military, experiences, commemorations and resolutions. Candidates working in the field of twentieth-century history and with experience of conducting oral history projects are particularly welcome.

The Fellow will bolster the research base of the History Group, contribute to its Public History and Heritage initiatives, and actively support the work and future development of, and legacy planning for, the University’s AHRC-funded Everyday Lives in War Centre. The successful candidate would also be expected to contribute to the work of the UH Oral History Team.

The successful candidate will undertake a light teaching load. They will be expected to be proactive in seeking external funding to develop and expand their research. The successful candidate will also produce a portfolio of publications for the next REF that meets the high standards expected by the History Group.

Skills and experience needed:
The Fellow should have relevant conceptual and methodological knowledge, should be conducting research in the field of the everyday experience of conflict and should have a clear and developed plan for future research and grant capture. The Fellow will have the skills to contribute to the research culture of the History group through the organization of events and the development of collaborations with colleagues and external partners. The Fellow should have experience of disseminating research findings in oral and written formats and to scholarly and general audiences. Experience of engaging directly or working with public audiences would be desirable. Training in oral history techniques would be an advantage. We will expect the successful candidate to contribute to the teaching of modules covering twentieth century political and social history. All colleagues in the History Group must demonstrate an ability to teach across a broad range of historical topics. At a personal level, the Fellow must be approachable and will be able to establish good working relationships with colleagues, collaborators and students.

Contact: Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Anne Murphy, Associate Dean Research, School of Humanities, email: or tel: + 44 (0)1707 285639.

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

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