Salary: Grade 6 point 1: £30,502 per annuum (pro rata for part-time hours)
Start date: 1st October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter
About the role
The History Faculty, in association with the Oxford Martin School-funded research programme on Changing Global Orders, invites applications for two research assistants in history (post-circa 1900), in the fields of international, and imperial and global history. Reporting to the Changing Global Orders Co-Directors, Professor Patricia Clavin and Professor Andrew Thompson, the post holders will be members of a disparate research network, working independently to provide research support and research administration support for the Programme’s work packages in i) History: Food Security and Political Economy, and ii) International NGOs and Global Order.
The successful applicant will gather, analyse and present qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, as well as undertake comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and write up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals or for presentation at conferences or public meetings. They will also be required to manage their own academic research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by the Principal Investigator, and select, follow, and adapt specialist methodologies to confirm or refute theories, and identify suitable alternatives where information or research material is restricted.
You will hold a first degree, together with some relevant experience and be working toward a doctorate in a specialist discipline. You will also possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes (history of ideas, practices and/or legal norms relating to the history of international governance in food and/or the environment; the historiography of humanitarianism, International Development, International NGOs and their response to international crises in the 20th century). Excellent communication skills (including the ability to write text that can be published, and present data at conferences) is essential. Experience of contributing to research publications, of contributing ideas for new research projects and reading and writing knowledge of modern language(s) would be desirable.
There are two posts available, both are part-time, fixed-term until 30th September 2025.
This role is between 0.15 and 0.2 FTE (on average 6 to 7.5 hours per week, some flexibility required dependent on the project need).
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Patricia Clavin, Professor of Modern History: email@example.com and/or Andrew Thompson, Professor of Global and Imperial History: firstname.lastname@example.org: all practical and procedural queries should be sent to our recruitments team: email@example.com. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.
As part of the online application process, you should provide a supporting statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees.
Only applications submitted online and received before noon Friday 8th September 2023 will be considered.
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