Jobs and studentships
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull. This is one of three studentships linked to a joint collaborative research project funded by the AHRC entitled 'The Antislavery Usable Past', the other studentships being based at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and the University of Nottingham. The aim of the project is to use the study of past anti-slavery strategies to inform today's movement against global slavery and human trafficking.
The antislavery movement is at a crossroads between the past and present. Having received a grant of £1.84 million from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), we seek to mobilise elements of the past to understand the present and shape the future of the contemporary antislavery movement. Applications from the UK and European Union are invited to apply to undertake a PhD within the School of Law at Queen's University, Belfast, under the direction of Professor Jean Allain.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow to be based in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. The successful applicant will join a collaborative academic project, funded by the AHRC under its 'Care for the Future' theme and entitled 'The Antislavery Usable Past'. It will unearth the details of past antislavery strategies (including 18th/19th-century American and British) and translate their lessons and legacies for the movement against contemporary global slavery and human trafficking.
The Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation is an interdisciplinary institute that generates world class research and provides a forum for academic discourse and interaction that advances public understanding of both historic and contemporary slavery, and thereby informing political and social change.
The following projects are available in this year's PhD Scholarship competition:
Up to three Archives By-Fellowships available for one term (8 weeks) each during the academic year 2015/16 which are open to researchers engaged in academic projects at a post doctoral level or at a more senior level. The Archives By-Fellow's research must demand extensive use of papers in the Churchill Archives Centre (see https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/archives/).
Applications are made to the Churchill College’s Archives Committee which then makes recommendations to the Fellowship Electors of Churchill College.
In order to maintain our position at the forefront of academia, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, has created up to twenty Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship positions. These are open to candidates with a track record of the highest calibre research and who have the potential to be research leaders of the future in any academic area.
St Peter's College and the Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Applications are invited for a permanent full-time Associate Professorship in the field of Modern United States History. The post is tenable from 1 October 2015 and will be offered in conjunction with an Official Fellowship in History at St Peter's College. It will be based mainly at St Peter's College with some responsibilities carried out at the History Faculty.