Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Arts, English and Languages

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 - £40,322 per annum
21 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 19/07/2021
Salary £33,797 - £40,322 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

The School of Arts, English and Languages are recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to be an active member of the ‘Acts of Union: Mixed Marriage in Modern Ireland’ project team, carrying out extensive primary research and some public engagement activities and assisting in the development of individual and co-authored publications, in order to meet the overall research objectives of the project.

We welcome applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow on ‘Acts of Union: mixed marriage in modern Ireland, 1800-present’ project, led by Dr. Alison Garden and funded by a UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship. Taking an interdisciplinary approach that draws together historical, cultural and literary research, this project will produce the first sustained engagement with 'mixed marriage', or 'love across the divide' across the island of Ireland in the twentieth century. It will help us understand how the narratives told about Irish culture, politics and society intersect with the lived experience of Irish people. The position is full time and will be awarded for 3 years in the first instance with the possibility of extension.

As the successful candidate, you will have the following essential experience –

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant Humanities PhD (History, Irish Studies).
  • Experience working in archives and with archival material and data, oral data/ recorded interviews, conducting oral histories and/or in-depth interview.
  • Expertise across one or more of the following topics: modern Ireland, relationships, marriage, gender history, family history, religious history and/or post-conflict society.
  • Experience of maintaining/working with databases and data software, e.g. NVivo.
  • Committed to engaged research and communicating with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to write for social media, web and popular audiences. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from [insert categories of staff currently under-represented following SOC Code query with Diversity and Inclusion Unit] also currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity and/or www.qub.ac.uk/qgi.

For further information and details on the University’s Staff Networks please visit:  https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Alison Garden for an informal chat on a.garden@qub.ac.uk.

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