Call for applications
University of Roehampton
Department of Humanities
Fixed term for 36 months from 1/9/2017
Main purpose of the job:
The Senior Research Fellow will form part of a team working on a major Wellcome Trust Investigator Award entitled ‘A Theatre of Emotions: The Affective Landscape of Nineteenth-Century British Surgery’. They will work collaboratively with the other members of the team but will have particular responsibility for the strand of the project exploring the place of emotion in military surgery from the Napoleonic era to the First World War.
They are expected to have research expertise in the fields of the history of medicine/surgery and/or the history of war. At the end of the project they will have produced, or be at an advanced stage of producing, a scholarly monograph, a peer-reviewed journal article and another peer-reviewed journal article written in collaboration with the Principal Investigator. They will also involve themselves
in the Award’s associated engagement and outreach activities.
- Developing and realizing autonomous and collaborative high-quality research in theory and/or practice
- Representing the research in the Department, University and in public
- Responsible for the quality assurance and enhancement of the project
- Organising and/or presenting at exhibitions, symposia, creative processes and events related to the project
- Working collegiately with other departmental colleagues to share ideas and contribute to the
- academic aims and objectives of the department and University as a whole
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. Please ensure that your application demonstrates how you meet the
essential criteria. You will be assessed by your completed application form (A), at interview (I) and in some instances through an exercise (E).
and Qualifications PhD or professional doctorate
Knowledge and skills evidence of a broad research base around the
specialist area by referral to published articles
evidence of a strong pattern of independent research
the experience of applying successfully for external funding
research plans or other evidence of a vibrant and sustainable research trajectory upon which to build an academic career
commitment to developing an all-round academic career
Work experience experience of independent research that has resulted in published
work of very high quality
Communication skills excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
evidence of disseminating complex material both orally and in
writing to a wide audience on a regular basis and often
Other requirements a willingness to undertake continuing professional development
and training as appropriate
the ability to work both independently and as a collegial team
Desirable In addition, the successful candidate may have:
- experience of research leadership
- the experience to deliver or contribute to impact of their research outside academia
- experience of research-related or other enterprise activity
- experience of external professional research engagement and networking
- professional experience in areas relevant to the work of the department
Salary range: £38,428 to £41,655 p.a.
An appointment is usually made at the bottom of the relevant scale. Where a candidate’s current salary already exceeds the bottom point, consideration will be given to the level of skills, experience and profile that the candidate is bringing to the role.
The salaries of other staff doing the same or similar work within the department who have similar skills, experience and profile should also be taken into account.
The appointment is offered on a three year fixed term basis, starting on or around 1st September 2017, subject to satisfactory references.
The annual leave entitlement is 35 days p.a., additionally there are 3–4 days when the university closes for Christmas
There are no fixed hours of work and you are expected to give a full professional commitment and work for such reasonable hours as are necessary for you to fulfil your duties and responsibilities. You are expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the University and Department, including evenings and weekends as required, within the context of the maximum working week as defined by the UK Working Time Regulations.
Set in a beautiful campus, the University has an attractive range of benefits and you can find out more about them on our website
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact
(0)20 8392 3840
To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for,
please visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.
The closing date for completed applications is : 11th May 2017
It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week commencing 23rd May 2017.
The University is an equal opportunities employer.