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Research Associate - Recognition and Reparation in Philanthropy

UCL - History

Location: London, Work from home
Salary: £38,308 to £46,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th November 2022
Closes: 12th December 2022
Job Ref: B03-01380

UCL History, which dates back to 1830, is consistently ranked as one of the best history departments in the world for quality of both its research and teaching. The department has around 50 permanent academic staff complemented by a team of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Research Fellows working on a range of funded research projects. All aspects of departmental activity are facilitated and supported by a professional services team of 10. Departmental life is enriched by a number of Research Associates working on specific funded projects. We also host early career researchers. We are based in four fine mid-Victorian town houses. For further information, please see our website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history

About the role

This post provides an opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to participate in a new project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation entitled Recognition and Reparation in Philanthropy, working with the Project Leader Dr Aaron Graham. As philanthropy enters a new age of scrutiny, there is a growing focus on the source of funds and how they were generated. This project will bring together a small group of representatives from the worlds of academia and philanthropy for a convening at The Bellagio Center in April 2023 for discussions to develop the tools and methods for such institutions to acknowledge and address the contested periods in their histories and how they intersect with their current programmes.

The Research Associate will work with the Project Leader to facilitate this proess by developing the framework and materials for discussion, will assist in running the convening, and will produce outputs to help disseminate its findings to the wider community.

Interview date: Thursday, 5th January 2023

About you

We are looking for someone with PhD or equivalent qualification in an historical subject or topic relevant to the issues of contemporary reputation and/or reparation that are addressed by the project.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)

  • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
  • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Immigration loan
  • Relocation scheme for certain posts
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
  • Discounted medical insurance

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

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