Institute of Advanced Studies Junior Research Fellows 2017-18
Duties and Responsibilities
The Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, together with the Faculty of Arts and 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 and Humanities or the Faculty of Social and Historical Science. 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.
Applications will be assessed on the quality of the research proposal AND the nature of the research based activities proposed. Owing to an anticipated high volume of applications, we regret that we are unable to provide feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted.
The post holder will maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health & Safety regulations and will actively follow UCL policies, including Equal Opportunities policies.
It you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Catherine Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44(0)20 7679 3596.
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