Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Humanities - History

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. 

The post
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in developing a programme of interdisciplinary research into the historical, social and cultural factors shaping stress and burn-out among doctors and medical students. This Wellcome-Trust funded full-time, fixed term post is available from 1st October 2017 to 31st December 2018 (15 months). The successful applicant will contribute to the development of the project, identify appropriate sources and methods, build networks with academics and health practitioners nationally and internationally, and author high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals.

About you
The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding; contribute to the process of securing funds; and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in the medical humanities and/or social sciences and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies relating to the project. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively (particularly with colleagues in the Medical School), supervise the work of others, and act as team leader as required.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines 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.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing Monday 11th September 2017.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, free yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website ( for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

To view the Job Description/Person Specification document please click here.

The starting salary will be from £33,943 - £38,183

For further information please contact Professor Mark Jackson, e-mail or telephone (01392) 723003.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please press the apply button below. Please quote reference number P57891 in any correspondence.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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