University College London: Institute of Advanced Studies Junior Research Fellows (2017-18) – Call For Applications

University College London – UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences Institute for Advanced Studies
Institute of Advanced Studies Junior Research Fellows (2017-18) x4

Location: London
Salary: £34,056 to £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

The Faculties of Social & Historical Sciences and Arts & Humanities established a UCL Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2015. The IAS is a research-based community of scholars comprising colleagues and doctoral students from across UCL, as well as visiting fellows and research collaborators/interlocutors from the UK and internationally. It is committed to critical thinking and engaged enquiry both within and across conventional disciplinary and institutional boundaries, and aims to provide a creative and generative context in which to question and dislodge habitual practices and modes of thought.

The IAS is seeking to appoint four Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) starting on 1 October 2017. Candidates should have recently completed a PhD in one of the subject areas of either the Faculty of Arts & Humanities or the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences. The post-holders will carry out research and collaborate with academic colleagues in the relevant field and complete an ambitious but feasible research programme. They will develop and organise specific activities relating to their particular research theme (see job description) with which they are associated. They will also participate and contribute to seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and public engagement activities appropriate to their research topic.

These appointments are funded for 12 months each in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent with expert knowledge within their chosen area of research and the ability to contribute to one of the research themes stated in the job description, which should be reflected in the authorship of one or more high quality publications. They will be required to conduct their own research but also facilitate wider disciplinary research on the theme, and be able to demonstrate how their research fits into a broader understanding of the theme. Candidates should also have the ability to give public presentations, work collaboratively, and have previous experience of active involvement in research at a university level.

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Applications close: 25 May, 2017.