Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant: House of Commons 1461-1504
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT: HOUSE OF COMMONS 1461-1504 PROJECT
Location: London/work from home
Salary: £29,988 (spine point 22)
Hours: Full time
Contract type: Fixed term. The post is initially offered on a 12 month contract. It is expected that it will be extended for a further 12 months, depending on confirmation of the second year’s funding for the post.
The History of Parliament is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research assistant to join the small team working on its new project on The House of Commons 1461-1504 under the editorship of Dr Hannes Kleineke. The post is initially offered on a 12 month contract. It is expected that it will be extended for a further 12 months, depending on confirmation of the second year’s funding for the post. It is a full-time position, but the History is open to the possibility of part-time working.
The postholder will be required to undertake research in a variety of archives and libraries in order to compile and collate resources to be used by the section as a whole. The post is mainly designed to collect these resources in order to lay the foundations for the project, but the postholder may also be tasked with producing some biographies of Members of the Commons and constituency articles. The postholder may be required to contribute to the work of the project and the History more generally, in terms of research, writing articles, and contributing to the academic and public engagement activities of the Trust.
The post is based at the History’s offices in Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NS, and will require the postholder to visit a variety of research sites, in London and outside it. Staff at the History work on a flexible basis and with the agreement of the director and editor staff may work from home when not working at an archive or library and when attendance in the office is not specifically necessary for meetings or other purposes. Travel expenses are not paid for journeys from home to central London.
Applications should consist of a completed application form; a letter of application, including a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. They should be sent as email attachments to Adam Tucker, Office Manager, History of Parliament at email@example.com by 16 August 2022, stating the post applied for in the subject line of your email.
Dr Hannes Kleineke will be pleased to answer enquiries about the post: email firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake a short palaeography exercise as part of the interview process. It is intended to hold interviews in the week beginning 12 September.