Research Associate (Work and After) - B89202R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - 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 explore the history of engineering, deindustrialisation and attempted regeneration in the North East of England. Areas of particular interest to the development of oral history that the project will address include the relationship between remembering and past visual representations of work, changes in dialect over working lives, and the use and reuse of visual and oral sources in public oral histories. You will 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 Graham Smith (, Violetta Hionidou ( or Sam Turner (

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.

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

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