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Research Associate - Commemorating and Constructing the Postcolonial Nation

The University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences

Location: Manchester
Salary: £36,024 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024
Job Ref: HUM-025937

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work on the H-SIF funded project Commemorating and Constructing the Postcolonial Nation, directed by Dr Meghan Tinsley in the Department of Sociology, University of Manchester (UoM).

The project starts on 1st July 2024 and the contract is for 18 months. The Research Associate will be based in the Department of Sociology, in the School of Social Sciences.

Working under the guidance of the PI, you will have responsibility to conduct archival research in order to construct a comprehensive database of every statue erected by the state between departmentalisation (in Martinique) or independence (in Barbados, Ghana, and Guinea) and the present day. This will entail accessing digitised government archives and working in collaboration with external partners. To the extent that such information is available, the database will include information about the location and physical context of the statue, its material form and informational plaque, and links to primary sources. You will also be expected to travel to Conakry to conduct archival research at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Guinée.

In collaboration with the PI, you will play an active role in analysing the data, presenting the findings at conferences, and publishing co-authored academic articles.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

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

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Megan Tinsley

Email: meghan.tinsley@manchester.ac.uk

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