|Salary:||£38,308 to £46,155|
|Placed On:||12th December 2022|
|Closes:||5th February 2023|
The Institute of Advanced Studies is a space dedicated to intellectual freedom where disruptive thinking is not only allowed but encouraged and supported. It is a centre of advanced research, debate and dialogue across any kind of boundary, intellectual or institutional. It’s a forum where difficult, even intractable, social questions can be exposed to the scrutiny of rigorous critical enquiry from a variety of perspectives. Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the History of Socialist Science within the framework of ‘The Socialist Anthropocene in the Visual Arts’, a five-year interdisciplinary research project awarded in the ERC Consolidator Grant competition and funded through a UKRI Frontier Research grant.
About the role
The successful candidate will be required to contribute through individual and collaborative research to discussion of the Socialist Anthropocene. They will participate in regular group meetings and play an active role in biannual research weeks by contributing to the planning and realization of seminars, conferences and other public programmes. They will take advantage of the opportunity provided by the project to undertake individual fieldtrips to conduct their research in relevant archives and collections. They will also join the other members of the SAVA team on annual group field trips to sites of the Socialist Anthropocene. This job is at 50% FTE (18.25 hours per week). The salary is at UCL Grade 7 - £38,308 - £46,155 (pro-rata) per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
The Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Socialist Science will hold a PhD in the history of science and technology, science and technology studies, history, anthropology, environmental humanities or a related field in the humanities and social sciences, awarded within the last three years. They should have a research background in the history of science in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, or any other non-western country or region that was aligned with the socialist world. Research projects dealing with an aspect of the history of earth and life sciences, and which relate to the SAVA thematic focus on extractivism, infrastructures or the countryside, are likely to be of particular relevance. The successful candidate will have a record of peer-reviewed publications or other equivalent research outputs. They will be expected to demonstrate an openness to interdisciplinary methodologies, as well as skills in the dissemination and communication of resear! ch.
What we offer
Please apply through the UCL online recruitment page (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/). Interviews will be held (online) in February 2023. We will offer feedback to all interviewees, but we regret that we are unable to provide feedback at any earlier stage of the application process. References will only be required for shortlisted candidates. Please ensure that your referees are aware and will be able to provide references at short notice in February if requested.
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