Postdoctoral Researcher – Borders, global governance and the refugee, 1947-51
Grade 7: £32,817 pro rata
We have an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join a BA-funded project 'Borders, global governance and the refugee, 1947-51'. The post is fixed-term until 8 September 2021 (with the possibility of extension dependent on further funding) at 0.8 FTE and due to commence in September 2020.
Reporting to the PI, you will undertake research into the origins of the global refugee regime, the historical role of the UK, and the significance of regional refugee crises in the Global South in the late 1940s. The research will be qualitative and primarily archival, with a strong emphasis on autonomous and independent working. You will also assist the PI in disseminating the project's findings, through short articles and blog posts, conference presentations, and organising relevant events. Some work may be undertaken in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Sussex.
You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, or evidence that a doctorate is expected imminently, and demonstrated knowledge of and interest in forced migration and refugee issues and/or international political history. You should have previous experience of carrying out archival research and qualitative research methodologies. As well as excellent empirical research skills and experience, ideally demonstrated in previous publications and/or participation in relevant research projects.
This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored tier 2 visa under the points-based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who may be eligible to obtain a visa via another route
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12 noon (UK Time) on Wednesday 19 August 2020 can be considered.
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