Research Fellow, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 - £42,155 per annum
13 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job Description

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow. The successful applicant will be an active member of the AHRC-funded ‘Conservatism and Unionism in the UK, 1968-1997’ project, directed by Dr Paul Corthorn (PI) and Dr Malcolm Petrie (CI). Most of the archival work will be carried out in the Conservative Party Archive in the Bodleian Library in Oxford and the successful applicant will be required to carry out extensive primary-source research alongside some public engagement activities and contribute individual & co-authored publications in order to meet the overall research objectives of the project.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have: 

  • A PhD or be about to obtain (post-viva) a relevant PhD in History or cognate discipline (with research focus on post-1945 British political history).
  • First or upper second-class honours degree in History or cognate subject.
  • Extensive doctoral-level experience of working with archival material relating to modern and contemporary history (c. 1945-2000).
  • Academic publications in a relevant field (submitted, in press, in print) commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience of engaging beyond the academy (whether public, government or industry) and disseminating research.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below. 

This is a fixed term post for 36 months. 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. 

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development. 

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays).

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Tom Hulme - T.Hulme@qub.ac.uk.

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