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Recruitment: Two Research Fellows for the project "What’s at Stake in the Fake? Indian Pharmaceuticals, African Markets and Global Health"

The Warwick University History Department seeks to appoint two full-time Research Fellows for the fixed-term period of thirty-six months to conduct research as part of the Wellcome Trust funded project, What’s at Stake in the Fake? Indian Pharmaceuticals, African Markets and Global Health.

The Warwick University History Department is one of the largest history departments in the UK, with teaching and research notable for its disciplinary range and geographical scope. The Department is comprised of 53 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral staff, 10 support staff, ~1,000 undergraduate students, and ~100 postgraduate students. The Department has a strong international reputation and high rankings in university guides and surveys, and was ranked first in the UK in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the Department. The Department is committed to maintaining and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion amongst its staff and student community.

You will have a first degree or equivalent, a PhD in History, Anthropology or a related field, and experience of conducting archival, oral history and/or ethnographic research. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to conduct research in Gujarati and/or Kiswahili.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£29,515). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,395 pa).

All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide names of two referees as well as a writing sample (of not more than 10,000 words). For the full advert, job description, and a link to the application form, please see the Warwick University HR website. Please direct all informal inquiries to the project PI, Dr Sarah Hodges, at S.Hodges@warwick.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 23:59pm on Thursday 11th April

 

Wed 13 Mar 2019, 10:59 | Tags: Postdoctoral, Research, Recruitment

Recruitment: History Department Postgraduate and Research Coordinator

The Warwick University History Department seeks to appoint a Postgraduate and Research Coordinator on a full-time indefinite contract.

The Warwick University History Department is one of the largest history departments in the UK, with teaching and research notable for its disciplinary range and geographical scope. The Department is comprised of 53 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral staff, 10 support staff, ~1,000 undergraduate students, and ~100 postgraduate students. The Department has a strong international reputation and high rankings in university guides and surveys, and was ranked first in the UK in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the Department. The Department is committed to maintaining and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion amongst its staff and student community.

We are seeking to appoint a Postgraduate and Research Coordinator, responsible for the management and coordination of the support for postgraduate study in the History Department, including direct support to the Director of PGR Studies and the Director of PGT Studies, and for contributing to the support for research in the History Department. The successful candidate will possess relevant experience of working in an office environment within the HE sector, excellent interpersonal skills, strong organisational and planning skills, and the ability to use initiative and to work quickly and accurately under pressure to cope with competing priorities.

All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. For the full advert, job description, and a link to the application form, please see the Warwick University HR website. Please direct all informal enquiries to Jennifer Spalding at J.J.Spalding@warwick.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 8th April 2019.

 

Fri 08 Mar 2019, 12:38 | Tags: Postgraduate, Recruitment

Recruitment: History Department Administrator

The Warwick University History Department seeks to appoint a Department Administrator on a full-time indefinite contract.

The Warwick University History Department is one of the largest history departments in the UK, with teaching and research notable for its disciplinary range and geographical scope. The Department is comprised of 53 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral staff, 10 support staff, ~1,000 undergraduate students, and ~100 postgraduate students. The Department has a strong international reputation and high rankings in university guides and surveys, and was ranked first in the UK in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the Department. The Department is committed to maintaining and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion amongst its staff and student community.

We are seeking to appoint a Department Administrator with experience of successful administration and management in a complex, customer-facing environment, ideally in higher education. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Department’s management team, working across the full breadth of the Department’s operations, supporting the Head of Department in developing the strategic priorities of the Department, and having lead responsibility for all administrative operations of the Department. This role represents an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to hone and expand their existing skills, and to further their professional development in a busy and stimulating environment.

All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. For the full advert, job description, and a link to the application form, please see the Warwick University HR website. Please direct all informal enquiries to Robert Horton at R.S.Horton@warwick.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: 25th March 2019

 

Tue 19 Feb 2019, 17:58 | Tags: Recruitment

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2019

The Leverhulme TrustThe Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick (https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/) encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to The Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships scheme, for Fellowships hosted at Warwick starting in the 2019/20 academic year. The Fellowship, which lasts for three years, contributes 50% of the Fellow’s salary, with the balance being paid by the University. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during the funded period. Appointments at the University of Warwick are dependent on the award of the Fellowship.

The Faculty of Arts is one of the world’s top 50 Arts and Humanities faculties and is home to a thriving research culture spread across eight Departments and Schools and two independent Research Centres. These are Classics and Ancient History; English and Comparative Literary Studies; Film and Television Studies; History; History of Art; the School of Modern Languages and Cultures; the School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies; the School for Cross-Faculty Studies; the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies; and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance. Further information about the Faculty’s research can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/research/.

The Faculty will run an internal selection process to identify the candidates that it wishes to put forward. To be considered for this, prospective applicants must submit an Expression of Interest containing the following information to James Green, Research Strategy and Development Manager for the Faculty of Arts (James.Green@warwick.ac.uk) by 5pm on Friday 11th January 2019:

  • A short description of their proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages);
  • A copy of their CV (maximum 2 A4 pages);
  • A one-page outline of an undergraduate second-year module, based on their field of research, that could be taught in the second year of the Fellowship;
  • The name of an academic in their proposed host Department at the University of Warwick who would be willing to endorse their application. Candidates should approach this member of staff to discuss the project at the earliest opportunity, and in advance of submitting the Expression of Interest;
  • The name of three referees.

All candidates must consult the Leverhulme Trust’s guidance (https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships) prior to submitting an Expression of Interest, and in particular must carefully check the eligibility criteria.

Following the internal selection process, the University will be able to support successful candidates in the development of full applications through our Research and Impact Services team. The deadline for submission of the full application is 28th February 2019. For more information about this and for any other enquiries about the scheme, please contact James Green on the above email address.

 

Mon 19 Nov 2018, 12:39 | Tags: Postdoctoral Recruitment Funding

Recruitment: Research Fellow for the project "What’s at Stake in the Fake? Indian Pharmaceuticals, African Markets and Global Health"

The Department of History seeks to appoint a full-time Research Fellow for the fixed-term period of twelve months, starting in early 2019, to conduct research as part of the Wellcome Trust funded project, What’s at Stake in the Fake? Indian Pharmaceuticals, African Markets and Global Health, under the direction of Dr Sarah Hodges.

You will have a first degree or equivalent, a PhD in history or a related field, and experience of conducting archival research. Preference may be given to candidates with familiarity with WHO archives or experience in the anthropology of pharmaceuticals.

All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. Please see the full advert and job description for more details, including how to apply. Please direct all informal inquiries to the project PI, Dr Sarah Hodges, at S.Hodges@warwick.ac.uk.

Closing Date for Applications: 15th November 2018
Provisional Interview Date: 26th November 2018

 

Thu 25 Oct 2018, 12:39 | Tags: Postdoctoral, Research, Recruitment

Recruitment: Undergraduate Coordinator

The Department of History seeks to appoint a full-time Undergraduate Coordinator to join the Department’s student support team on a permanent contract.

You will be responsible for assisting with the management, coordination, and support of undergraduate study in the Department of History, particularly in relation to Mitigation and Special Exam Arrangements. To include direct support to the Academic Administrator and the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and providing assistance to other relevant academic officers.

You will possess relevant experience of working in an office environment within the HE sector, and of dealing with people at various academic and administrative levels. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships, respect confidentiality and an ability to deal with staff and students in a sensitive, professional manner. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with strong organisational and planning skills, and the ability to use initiative and to work quickly and accurately under pressure to cope with competing priorities. All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter.

Please direct all informal enquiries to Miss Jennifer Spalding, History Department Academic Administrator, at J.J.Spalding@warwick.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 1st July 2018. Please see the online advert and job description for more details.

Mon 11 Jun 2018, 14:38 | Tags: Recruitment

Recruitment: Teaching Fellow in the History of Social and Political Ideas 1650-1850

The Department of History seeks to appoint a fixed-term ten-month full-time Teaching Fellow in the History of Social and Political Ideas 1650-1850. You will convene, taking lectures and seminars, the second-year undergraduate module ‘Individual, Polis and Society: Philosophical Reflections in History’, and you will take seminars on the first-year undergraduate modules ‘Historian’s Toolkit’ and ‘The Enlightenment’, for a total of eight seminar groups of approximately fifteen students per group. The modules ‘Individual, Polis and Society: Philosophical Reflections in History’ and ‘The Enlightenment’ involve work on both primary texts and changes in society and politics during the period. You will also teach occasional lectures for other undergraduate modules as required by the Head of Department and as appropriate to subject knowledge.

You will undertake lecturing, seminar teaching, essay tutorials, office hours, marking of undergraduate work, exam invigilation, and monitoring of student attendance in accordance with the Department’s quality assurance practices. You will also act as personal tutor to an assigned group of undergraduate students, providing pastoral support and guidance during the academic year. You will be actively engaged in research in the history of ideas in the period, or a comparable field.

You will possess experience in undergraduate teaching and subject specialism appropriate for research-led teaching in the History of Social and Political Ideas 1650-1850. You should also possess a PhD (or equivalent) in History.

The closing date for applications is 19th June 2018. Please see the online advert and job description for more details.

Wed 30 May 2018, 20:23 | Tags: Postdoctoral, Recruitment

Recruitment of a Senior Research Fellow / Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine (Wellcome Trust University Award)

Permanent Position
Department of History
Senior Research Fellow / Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine
Wellcome Trust University Award
£39,992 - £47,722 pa

The Department of History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine. You will conduct research in the history of medicine, and be prepared to work in collaboration with colleagues within the Centre for the History of Medicine, the History Department, and across the University. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University.

You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of the history of medicine. You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or the potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department.

While we encourage applications across all time periods and subject areas, we are particularly keen to attract candidates with a strong research and publication record in the history of medicine in Britain or British Empire after c.1800, as well as work that crosses interdisciplinary boundaries, to include history of science and technology, anthropology, and geography.

You will initially be funded by the Wellcome Trust University Award scheme. Please note that the appointment is a two-stage process, with the University of Warwick nominating the preferred candidate for consideration by the Wellcome Trust for a University Award. This candidate, on nomination to the Wellcome Trust, will be required to produce a funding application, outlining a major research project resulting in high quality outputs to be conducted within the University Award period. Please note that no appointment will be made without a successful application for a Wellcome Trust University Award.

You will initially be appointed as a Senior Research Fellow for the first three years, and then transfer to the permanent post of Assistant Professor at the start of your fourth year.

All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. Writing samples may be requested from candidates during the latter stages of the recruitment process and should not be submitted with the initial application.

Please direct all informal inquiries to WarwickHistory@warwick.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 22 March 2018

Wed 21 Feb 2018, 13:57 | Tags: Recruitment

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