Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a three-year Research Associate in any area of the Humanities or Social Sciences, including Literature, History, and Sociology, to join the Conspiracy and Democracy project. The project, which started in January 2013, includes research in a number of areas:

  • Conspiracy Theories in 19th-Century Europe
  • Cultural Transfer and Comparison: Europe and America
  • Conspiracy Theories on Identity Documentation in India and the UK
  • Rational Choice and Democratic Conspiracies
  • Ideals of Transparency and Suspicion of Democracy
  • The impact of global networking on the nature, dissemination and impact of conspiracy theories.

As well as completing their proposed research project, fellows will be expected to help develop, organize and contribute to further collaborative and interdisciplinary research on the themes of the project; help develop, organize and participate in the group's activities, seminars, reading groups, conferences; and help select, invite and organize the programme of visiting scholars. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field by the start of their employment.

Applications must be received by midday (UK time) on Wednesday 13th August. Interviews are planned for the week of 29 September 2014.

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, Central Cambridge (United Kingdom)

SALARY: £28,132-£36,661

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. Appointment will be made for three years from 5 January 2015 and is non-renewable.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the link below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Published on: 
21 Jul 2014