Research Associate (Oral History)

Newcastle University - History, Classics and Archaeology

The University continues to build on in its commitment to oral history and has recently appointed a new Professor of Oral History. We are seeking applications for a post created to support the new Professor and to contribute to a growing programme of research relating to oral history. The post will include recording life history interviews that will provide new contexts to an existing longitudinal epidemiological study as well as generating oral history data about the history of the family, employment and after, health and inequalities in Britain since the Second World War. Areas of particular interest to the development of oral history are life course narratives and social remembering. You would also participate in the oral history unit’s other initiatives, including digital technologies and linking to oral historians beyond the university. The three year post is suitable to applicants skilled in oral history.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Violetta Hionidou ( or Sam Turner (

This post is fixed-term for 3 years.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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