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Research Fellow (101376-059)

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: 21st May 2019
Closes: 15th July 2019
Job Ref: 1809376

Full time (36.5 hours per week), fixed term contract for 3 years.

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 direction of Dr Sarah Hodges.

You will have a first degree or equivalent, a PhD in History, Anthropology or a related field, and experience of conducting archival, oral history and/or ethnographic research. You will have the ability to conduct research in Gujarati and/or Kiswahili. Applicants may be given preference who have research expertise in any of the following areas: Indians in Africa, trade networks, or the history and anthropology of health and medicine.

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

Please direct all informal inquiries to the project PI, Sarah Hodges, at

Interview date: 12 August 2019.

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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