lundi 3 juillet 2023

Postdoctorat sur les alternatifs

Postdoctoral Researcher on the ESRC ‘Alternative Healers’ project

Call for applications 

University of Hertfordshire

Post Title: Postdoctoral Researcher on the ESRC ‘Alternative Healers’ project
SBU/Department: School of Creative Arts/Department of Humanities (History)
FTE: 1.0fte, working 37 hours per week
Duration of Contract: Fixed Term Contract for 24 months
Salary: UH7 £36,333 pa with potential to progress to £43,155 pa by annual increment on achieving designated skills and experience
Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year
Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with historian Professor Owen Davies, Principal Investigator on the ESRC-funded project ‘Healers, healing, and the unofficial medical economy in England and Wales, 1834-1948’. The project explores the social, economic, and cultural influence of unofficial healing and healers in the period between the advent of the New Poor Law and the founding of the NHS, with an emphasis on gender, life-cycles, and therapeutic decision making. Central to the project is the creation of a database concerning the myriad unofficial healers active in the period, ranging from cunning-folk and charmers to bone setters and herbalists.

Main duties and responsibilities
You will undertake History research within the scope of the project, establishing a programme of research activity working collaboratively with colleagues at UH and partner organisations as appropriate. The role will require you to attend project meetings, seek external funding as appropriate and disseminate the outcomes of the project in publications, at conferences and through other appropriate media.

You will also be expected to create opportunities to maximise the wider economic and social impact of research activities, capturing relevant evidence to support impact and engaging with external partners and stakeholders as appropriate. Additionally you will take an active part in the academic life of the School through participation in seminars and other events.

Skills and experience required
You will have proven History research experience in the broad subject area and a record of relevant scholarly work, such as publications in peer reviewed journals. They will also demonstrate knowledge of research methodologies appropriate for the subject area, and experience of appropriate databases for the discipline and ability to conduct literature searches in the discipline using appropriate electronic resources.
In addition to this you will have the ability to plan and manage own activities effectively and deal with sensitive material with a strict confidentiality. You will also be flexible and adaptable to team and work load requirements and be effective in a team setting.

Qualifications required
An undergraduate honours degree at a minimum 2:2 (or equivalent in a relevant discipline), and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject or equivalent experience is required for this role.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Professor Owen Davies, email:

Closing Date: 16 July 2023
Interview Date: To be confrimed
Reference Number: 052215
Date advert placed: 27 June 2023

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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052215 Job Description and Person Specification


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