Research Associate

WC2R 2LS, London (Greater)
Grade 6, £38,304 to £40,414 per annum, inclusive of £3,500 per annum London Allowance.
17 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of War Studies is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work with Professor John Bew and Dr Maeve Ryan as part of the Centre for Grand Strategy. The Centre seeks to bring to bear a greater degree of historical and strategic expertise to statecraft, diplomacy and foreign policy. The Centre is looking for a postdoctoral researcher (or a student nearing the completion of a PhD) to coordinate and help direct its new Engelsberg Applied History Programme, a partnership between The Centre for Grand Strategy and the Forum on Geopolitics at Cambridge University. The programme recently launched in October of last year, and in the near to medium term has as its aim the creation of a shared programme of seminars, public lectures and conferences as well as the creation of a new research agenda focused on Applied History, Grand Strategy and Geopolitics.

Part of the role of the Research Assistant will be to assist in the growth and sustainability of the programme by writing grant and external funding proposals, as well as playing an integral role in the conceptualisation and organisation of the programme’s activities, including public events and lectures, an Applied History Reading Group, the curation of scholarship on Applied History and the development of networks of policy makers and other stakeholders. The longer-term aim of the programme is the creation of a virtual faculty of Applied History, and the post holder would be expected to form an integral part of this ambition.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 12 months.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

The selection process will include a panel interview.

Jessica Carden,, 0207 848 1547

To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.

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