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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Jewish History)

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP)

Location: London
Salary: £20,000 for the duration of the fellowship
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th October 2019
Closes: 20th October 2019

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Jewish History)

Location: HM Tower of London

Job type: Full Time, Fixed term contract of 12 months

Hours: 36 hours per week

Estimated Start date: 1 January 2020

About the role:

Historic Royal Palaces are offering a 12-month Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to the value of £20,000 funded by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe to conduct research into the Jewish History of the Tower during the medieval period. The Fellowship is designed for postdoctoral researchers who have already completed a PhD. The successful applicant will join HRP’s Research Team and be based at the Tower of London for 12 months commencing in January 2020.

Research undertaken during the Fellowship will be carried out in consultation with the Head of Research and in association with the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism, Birkbeck, University of London. The Research Fellow will be expected to compile a catalogue of relevant archival evidence relating to the Jewish community of the Tower of London and City for the medieval period and produce a full dataset of all known members of the Jewish community either in sanctuary or held prisoner in the Tower in the Middle Ages. Successful applicants will also be expected to contribute to a new book on the diverse communities of the Tower of London and present their research at conferences and / or seminars on behalf of HRP.

About you:

Please ensure that you combine your CV document with a proposal for research to be conducted during the Fellowship and a statement about how your proposed research will contribute to the interpretation of HRP’s palaces, collections, and / or estates.

Applications for Fellows who would prefer to conduct their research part-time over two years are welcome and should stipulate their intention to do so in the application.

Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.

You may have experience of the following: Researcher, Research, Data Analyst, Data Analysis, Research Officer, Historical Research etc.

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