Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History

Liverpool, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £39,610 per annum
24 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours Full Time
Job Type Research
Salary £33,199 - £39,610 per annum
Vacancy Type Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date 21/11/2018
Ref No 2459
Documents 2459 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History.pdf
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The School of Humanities and Social Science is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow in History for a fixed term period of three years.

The Fellow will join the Wellcome Trust-funded Investigator Award project, “Growing Old in the Soviet Union, 1945-1991”. The project, led by Dr Susan Grant, brings together a high calibre team to examine state approaches to ageing that include scientific research, healthcare policy, medical services, and psychiatry.

You will work closely with the team to investigate the collective and individual experience of ageing, with a particular focus on the reception and representation of ageing among older adults in the Soviet Union. This strand explores the following themes:

  • Attitudes to older adults and ageing in the Soviet Union
  • The physical experience of ageing
  • Socialist ideology and older adults
  • Spirituality and religion
  • Gender

There will be scope to develop your own research questions in consultation with the PI. Your research experience should connect to at least one of the following areas of Russian and Soviet history: history of medicine; media history; gender history; the social and cultural history of Russia/the Soviet Union.

Duties include conducting library and archive research in Russia, conducting oral history interviews in Russia, publishing articles/chapters, securing a publishing contract with a recognised academic press, organising a workshop, and contributing to the dissemination of the research findings of the whole “Growing Old” project. The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust. Start date: Early 2019.

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Susan Grant, email:

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.