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Research Fellow (101373-059)

University of Warwick - Department of History

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th May 2019
Closes: 24th June 2019
Job Ref: 1807324
 

Fixed Term, Full-Time Contract for 3 Years

36.5 hours per week (100% FTE), Annualised Hours

The Warwick University History Department is one of the largest history departments in the UK, with teaching and research notable for its disciplinary range and geographical scope. The Department is comprised of 53 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral staff, 10 support staff, ~1,000 undergraduate students, and ~100 postgraduate students. The Department has a strong international reputation and high rankings in university guides and surveys, and was ranked first in the UK in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the Department. The Department is committed to maintaining and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion amongst its staff and student community.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Research Fellow for the fixed-term period of thirty-six months to conduct research as part of the Wellcome Trust funded project, What’s at Stake in the Fake? Indian Pharmaceuticals, African Markets and Global Health, under the co-supervision of Professor Julia Hornberger (Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand) and Dr Sarah Hodges (History, University of Warwick).

The successful candidate will have a first degree or equivalent, a PhD in Anthropology or a related field and experience of conducting ethnographic, archival and/or oral history research. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to conduct research in one or more indigenous South(ern) African languages (in addition to English). The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post in autumn 2019.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£29,515). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,395 pa).

All applications must be accompanied by a CV, covering letter and writing sample (of not more than 10,000 words). Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide names of two referees.

We welcome informal inquiries about this post. Please direct these to Julia Hornberger (Julia.Hornberger@wits.ac.za) and Sarah Hodges (S.Hodges@warwick.ac.uk).

Interview Date: Monday 22 July

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

   
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