Researcher, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics job with QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST

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The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) at Queen’s University Belfast is currently seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate for the position of Research Fellow. The successful candidate will be an active member of the AHRC-funded ‘Conservatism and Trade Unionism in the UK, 1968-1997’ project, led by Dr Paul Corthorn (PI) and Dr Malcolm Petrie (CI). Most of the archival work will be carried out in the Conservative Party Archive at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and the successful candidate will be expected to carry out extensive primary source research alongside some public engagement activities and contribute to individual publications and co-written in order to meet the general research objectives of the project.

The successful candidate must have, and your application must clearly demonstrate that you have:

  • A PhD or be about to obtain (post-viva) a relevant PhD in history or a related discipline (with a research focus on post-1945 British political history).
  • First or second class honors degree in history or related subject.
  • Extensive doctoral level experience in working with archival material relating to modern and contemporary history (circa 1945-2000).
  • Academic publications in a relevant field (submitted, in press, printed) corresponding to career stage.
  • Experience of engagement beyond academia (whether public, government or industry) and dissemination of research.

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive. For more information on the role, including essential and desirable criteria, click on the ‘Candidate Information’ link below.

This is a 36 month fixed term position. Fixed-term contract positions are available for the period indicated initially, but in special circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to the availability of funds.

At Queen’s, our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a member of staff, you will be part of a dynamic organizational culture, which will give you the opportunity to reach your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package which includes:

  • Excellent terms and conditions
  • Pension plans
  • Flexible working by allowing you to design your work week together with your manager through a mix of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for mental health and well-being
  • Right to generous leave of 8 weeks per year (composed of 23 days of annual leave, 10 days of closure and 9 public holidays).

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equal opportunity for all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) that help us advance equality.

We also endorse Equality Charter marks such as the NI Diversity Charter mark in addition to Athena Swan. For more information on our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, please visit:; and

Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Tom Hulme – [email protected]

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