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Research Associate for Arts and Humanities Research Council Project - The Other from Within: Indian Anthropologists and the Birth of the Nation

The University of Manchester - Humanities, History

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,816 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th October 2019
Closes: 11th November 2019
Job Ref: HUM-14688

Job Reference: HUM-14688
Location: Manchester
Closing Date: 11/11/2019
Salary: £32,816 per annum 
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Division: History
Hours Per week: Full time
Contract Duration: Fixed term starting 1 January 2020 until 30 June 2021

The Research Associate, who will be based in Manchester, will work closely with Dr, Cháirez-Garza and the rest of the project team to conduct archival and interview based research in Britain and India, contribute intellectually to the development of this project, produce high quality research outputs and help to co-ordinate events, publications and partnerships in India relating to the successful completion of the project. You should have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline, with experience of archival or anthropological research in the field of South Asian history, and excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. A demonstrable interest in the history of anthropology, caste or ‘tribe’ in South Asia would be an advantage, as would language skills in either Hindi or other Indic language.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications: 

  • PhD or equivalent in History, Anthropology or a cognate discipline (to be completed by start date of post)
  • Experience researching the history of anthropology in India and the history of caste and ‘tribe’
  • Excellent archival skills and experience of archival research and analysis
  • Experience of archival research in India
  • Willingness to work collaboratively to devise a research plan and produce joint academic and non-academic research outputs
  • Expertise in South Asian History

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Jesus Chairez-Garza

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more.

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