Four Institute of Advanced Studies Junior Research Fellows

University College London - Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences Institute for Advanced Studies London

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The IAS is seeking to appoint four Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) starting on 1 October 2018 on appointments of 24 months each. Candidates should have recently completed a PhD in one of the subject areas of either the Faculty of Arts & Humanities or the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, and should be able to contribute to one of the following research themes: Laughter or Turbulence.   During Year 1, the JRF will be responsible for pursuing their own research and contributing to the culture of the IAS.  In particular, they will convene a series of high profile academic and public engagement events in relation to their chosen theme. 

During Year 2, the JRF will continue pursuing their own research whilst undertaking undergraduate teaching in a related discipline.  In addition, they will be required to co-edit an appropriate special issue, anthology or online platform related to the programme of events convened in Year 1.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent with expert knowledge within their chosen area of research and the ability to contribute to one of the aforementioned research themes, which should be reflected in the authorship of one or more high quality publications. They will be required to conduct their own research but also facilitate wider disciplinary research on the theme, and be able to demonstrate how their research fits into a broader understanding of the theme.  Candidates should also have the ability to give public presentations, work collaboratively and have previous experience of active involvement in research at a university level.

UCL vacancy reference: 1714955
Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Please complete only the essential fields of the online application form and upload the following as PDF files:

1.    A CV of no more than two pages, including the contact details of two referees.  
2.    A research proposal of no more than 500 words outlining the project, its relationship to the recently completed PhD and the envisaged outcomes (conceivably a couple of articles OR a significant and well-grounded research application in a new area of research, OR a book of the thesis OR other relevant outcome such as an edited volume). 
3.    A 250-word statement on how the candidate’s research relates to the chosen theme.  
4.    A 250-word proposal for activities based in the Institute of Advanced Studies that the JRF will generate: ideas for a series of seminars/workshops; an idea for one conference/event; one public engagement activity that will attract new publics/audiences.

Sections 2, 3 and 4 should be submitted as one document, with clearly labelled sub-headings.  The theme and the chosen UCL department must be clearly stipulated at the top of the document.  If you fail to do this, your application will not be considered.   Applications will be assessed on the quality of the research proposal, relevance to the chosen theme AND the nature of the research-based activities proposed.

Closing Date: 8 April 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.
Interview Date: TBC

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