Current opportunities

  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies

    Senior Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies

    Salary: £49,735 - £60,579 per annum
    Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract
    Full/Part Time: Full Time

    The Role

    The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is at a defining moment in its history, having received a resounding vote of confidence in the public benefit it generates. There have been recent appointments of high calibre institute directors and an increasing financial commitment from the University of London which places academic excellence at the heart of its strategy. With a mission to further enhance its support for humanities researchers in the UK and internationally the School invites applications for a Senior Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies.

    The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), founded in 1949, is the only postgraduate academic institution in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of the Commonwealth, both historically and in its contemporary forms. The Institute promotes, facilitates and coordinates research on the Commonwealth with particular regard to social and civil society policy in Commonwealth nations, human rights and the history of British decolonisation, as well as exploring the continued relevance of the contemporary Commonwealth.

    Requirements

    The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is seeking a five year fixed term Senior Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies. The post holder will contribute to the Institute’s core mission of promoting and facilitating research in the field of Commonwealth Studies, and will also be expected to teach Master’s students at the institute and supervise doctoral students in the post holder’s specialist field.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: SAS/003/15
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Closing date: 24/05/2015
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  • Institute of Classical Studies

    Reader in Digital Classics

    Department: School of Advanced Study
    Salary: £49,735 - £60,579 per annum
    Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract

    The Role

    The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is at a defining moment in its history, having received a resounding vote of confidence in the public benefit it generates. There have been recent appointments of high calibre institute directors and an increasing financial commitment from the University of London which places academic excellence at the heart of its strategy. With a mission to further enhance its support for humanities researchers in the UK and internationally the School invites applications for a Reader in Digital Classics for the Institute of Classical Studies

    The Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) was founded in 1953 to be a national and international centre for the study of all aspects of the classics. Today it provides research support and facilitation services, for the whole UK-wide Classics research community in line with the objectives of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) and also welcomes dozens of international visitors every year. It is a major resource available to researchers at all stages of their career.

    Applications are invited for the 5 year fixed term post of Reader in Digital Classics for the Institute of Classical Studies.

    The post-holder will be responsible for leading the development of Digital Classics within the ICS, for facilitating Digital Classics research nationally, and for training researchers in a wide range of digital techniques.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: SAS/002/15
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Closing date: 24/05/2015
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  • School of Advanced Study

    Chair in the Public Understanding of the Humanities

    The Role

    The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is at a defining moment in its history, having received a resounding vote of confidence in the public benefit it generates. There have been recent appointments of high calibre institute directors and an increasing financial commitment from the University of London which places academic excellence at the heart of its strategy. With a mission to further enhance its support for humanities researchers in the UK and internationally the School invites applications for a Chair in the Public Understanding of the Humanities.
    Requirements

    We are seeking a suitably experienced and qualified individual to provide national leadership in the public understanding of the humanities, to develop new initiatives, to build and enhance the profile of UK humanities research in collaboration with colleagues in other disciplines and to promote and coordinate public engagement activities.

    The appointment is offered as either:

    A substantive permanent appointment with the University of London as Chair in the Public Understanding of the Humanities

    Or

    A secondment for five years to the role of Chair in the Public Understanding of the Humanities.

    The School of Advanced Study brings together the specialised scholarship and resources of ten prestigious research institutes to offer postgraduate study and research opportunities across a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The School is comprised of the Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies, Classical Studies, Commonwealth Studies, English Studies, Historical Research, Latin American Studies, Modern Languages Research, Musical Research, Philosophy, and the Warburg Institute.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: SAS/001/15
    School of Advanced Study
    Closing date: 24/05/2015
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  • School of Advanced Study

    Research Officer in Post-Colonial Studies

    Salary: £32,841 - £39,801
    Contract Type: 1 Year Fixed-Term
    Full/Part Time: Full Time

    The Role

    The School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, is at a defining moment in its history, having received a resounding vote of confidence in the public benefit it generates. There have been recent appointments of high calibre institute directors and an increasing financial commitment from the University of London which places academic excellence at the heart of its strategy. With a mission to further enhance its support for humanities researchers in the UK and internationally the School invites applications for a Research Officer in Post-Colonial Studies.

    The Centre for Post-Colonial Studies co-ordinates contributions from SAS’s constituent institutes in London to promote and advance research into the post-colonial world, in accordance with the School’s international humanities research mission; and to facilitate dialogue between policy-makers and academic researchers through evidence based research. With this in mind, the Centre provides a London hub for UK post-colonial studies, activities and events, and for international research and postgraduate teaching.

    The Centre for Post-ColoniaI Studies is seeking a full-time, one year fixed term post-doctoral appointee to assist with implementing CPCS strategy. In this role the successful appointee will be required to manage London-based events to ensure activity is visible in the UK and elsewhere; to act as a conduit to/from the global academic and policy community in this aspect of post-colonial studies that CPCS embodies; to manage the steering group; to assist with research grant bids and to operationalise the Director’s and steering group’s academic initiatives.

    Requirements

    Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate previous experience of academic research, in particular in designing and organising academic events including seminars, workshops and conferences. Demonstrably excellent written and verbal communication skills to suit a range of audiences is essential to the role along with well-developed academic and editing skills. Previous experience of working with digital technologies, document repositories and the construction of online resources or content management systems is desirable.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: SAS/010/15
    School of Advanced Study
    Closing date: 24/05/2015
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  • Institute of Historical Research

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in City Studies and Modern Languages

    Salary: £32,841 - £39,801
    Contract Type: 1 Year Fixed-Term
    Full/Part Time: Full Time

    The Role

    The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is at a defining moment in its history, having received a resounding vote of confidence in the public benefit it generates. There have been recent appointments of high calibre institute directors and an increasing financial commitment from the University of London which places academic excellence at the heart of its strategy. With a mission to further enhance its support for humanities researchers in the UK and internationally the School invites applications for an Early Career Researcher in City Studies and Modern Languages.

    The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) is the successor of the Institute of Germanic Studies and the Institute of Romance Studies, University of London, founded in 1950 and 1989 respectively. It provides a distinctive interdisciplinary forum for research promotion and facilitation, at a national and international level, in the languages and cultures of Europe (primarily Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain), Latin America, and other Francophone and Lusophone countries.

    Founded in 1921, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is at the centre of the study of academic history. It provides a stimulating research environment for early in career researchers supported by the IHR’s two research centres: the Centre for Metropolitan History (CMH) and the Victoria County History (VCH). In addition it is home to an outstanding open access library, hosts the largest number of postgraduate history seminars in the UK, runs conferences and workshops, administers a large fellowships programme, develops and maintains a number of print and online resources for historians and has a dedicated programme of research training.

    The Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Institute of Historical Research invite applications for the post of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in City Studies, to be held on a one year fixed term basis.

    The post holder will play a catalytic role across the School of Advanced Study and its institutes, promoting and facilitating new, interdisciplinary initiatives in the study of cities, past, present and future as part of a new ‘CityWide’ programme.

    Opportunity type: Fellowship
    Reference number: SAS/009/15
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Modern Languages Research
    School of Advanced Study
    Closing date: 24/05/2015
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  • Warburg Institute

    Early Career Lecturer in 13th to 17th Century History of Art

    Salary: £32,841 - £39,801
    Contract Type: 1 Year Fixed-Term
    Full/Part Time: Full Time

    The Role

    The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is at a defining moment in its history, having received a resounding vote of confidence in the public benefit it generates. There have been recent appointments of high calibre institute directors and an increasing financial commitment from the University of London which places academic excellence at the heart of its strategy. With a mission to further enhance its support for humanities researchers in the UK and internationally the School invites applications for an Early Career Researcher in 13th to 17th Century History of Art.

    The Warburg Institute is a postgraduate research institute dedicated to the study of cultural and intellectual history, with particular reference to the history of the classical tradition: that is to say those elements of European thought, literature, art and institutions which have evolved out of the ancient world. The Institute is a forum for scholars and students from Britain and abroad: it is internationally known for the cross-disciplinary principles on which its Library and Photographic Collection are based, its programme of teaching, advanced seminars, colloquia and lectures, its publications, and the research undertaken by its staff and Fellows.

    The Warburg Institute is seeking a full-time, one year fixed term Early Career Lecturer responsible for teaching postgraduate courses in the History of Art. The post-holder will initiate, conduct, promote, facilitate and supervise research in the field of Art History.

    Previous experience of academic research, with a background in Art History is desirable along with demonstrable experience of developing research proposals to secure external funding.

    Well-developed academic writing and editing skills as well as excellent organisational skills to plan a prioritise work to meet multiple set deadlines is essential to the role. In addition, a strong ability to work collaboratively with others and develop networks across multiple sectors is required, along with a willingness and desire to participate in the wider scholarly mission of the School of Advanced Study.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: SAS/008/15
    Warburg Institute
    Closing date: 24/05/2015
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  • Institute of Modern Languages Research

    Early Career Researcher in Translation/Translingual Studies

    Salary: £32,841 - £39,801
    Contract Type: 1 Year Fixed-Term
    Full/Part Time: Part Time

    The Role

    The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is at a defining moment in its history, having received a resounding vote of confidence in the public benefit it generates. There have been recent appointments of high calibre institute directors and an increasing financial commitment from the University of London which places academic excellence at the heart of its strategy. With a mission to further enhance its support for humanities researchers in the UK and internationally the School invites applications for an Early Career Researcher in Translation/Translingual Studies.

    The Institute of Modern Languages Research is one of nine institutes in the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It is the successor of the Institute of Germanic Studies and the Institute of Romance Studies, University of London, founded in 1950 and 1989 respectively. It provides a distinctive interdisciplinary forum for research promotion and facilitation, at a national and international level, in the languages and cultures of Europe (primarily Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain), Latin America, and other Francophone and Lusophone countries.

    The Institute of Modern Languages Research is seeking a part-time Early Career Researcher on a one year fixed term basis to promote and facilitate new research and outreach initiatives in Translation and/or Translingual Studies, nationally and internationally. The post holder will be encouraged to produce excellent research and publications and to actively seek external research funding.

    Requirements

    The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a keen interest in academic research within the field of Translation and/or Translingual Studies. Well-developed academic writing and editing skills as well as previous experience of using various social media platforms, and writing / publishing on blogs are essential to the role.

    In addition, a strong ability to work collaboratively with others and develop networks across multiple sectors is essential, along with a willingness and desire to participate in the wider scholarly mission of the School of Advanced Study.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: SAS/007/15
    Institute of Modern Languages Research
    Closing date: 24/05/2015
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  • Institute of Modern Languages Research

    Early Career Researcher in French Studies

    Salary: £32,841 - £39,801
    Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract
    Full/Part Time: Full Time

    The Role

    The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is at a defining moment in its history, having received a resounding vote of confidence in the public benefit it generates. There have been recent appointments of high calibre institute directors and an increasing financial commitment from the University of London which places academic excellence at the heart of its strategy. With a mission to further enhance its support for humanities researchers in the UK and internationally the School invites applications for an Early Career Lecturer in French Studies.

    The Institute of Modern Languages Research is one of nine institutes in the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It is the successor of the Institute of Germanic Studies and the Institute of Romance Studies, University of London, founded in 1950 and 1989 respectively. It provides a distinctive interdisciplinary forum for research promotion and facilitation, at a national and international level, in the languages and cultures of Europe (primarily Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain), Latin America, and other Francophone and Lusophone countries.
    Requirements

    Applications are invited for the three year fixed term post of Early Career Lecturer in French Studies, Institute of Modern Languages Research. The Early Career Lecturer will be responsible for fulfilling the Institute’s national mission to promote and facilitate research in the field of French Studies, to produce excellent research and publications in French Studies, and to actively seek external research funding.

    Successful candidates will have previous experience of academic research in French studies, as well as experience in designing and organising academic events including seminars, workshops and conferences. Excellent written and verbal communication skills to suit a range of audiences are essential to the role along with well-developed academic and editing skills. Previous experience of working with digital technologies is desirable.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: SAS/006/15
    Institute of Modern Languages Research
    Closing date: 24/05/2015
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