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Senior Research Fellow

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.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • 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
Person Specification

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).

Requirements                                               Essential                                       

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

Additional Information

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
Michael Brown
(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.

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