Position: Research Fellow (5 Posts)
School/Department: Inst for Collaborative Research in the Humanities
Closing Date: Monday 12 November 2012
Salary: £30,122 – £39,257per annum (including contribution points)
To be an active member of the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, assisting in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of a specific programme of research activity within the Institute.
Applicants should submit a full CV with a letter of application that sets out in detail the proposed research questions that are to be addressed during the three-year period of the Fellowship, including a realistic timetable with clear milestones and measureable outputs.
2. At least three years relevant research experience, including PhD work, with excellent publication record commensurate with stage of career to allow for a high quality REF return in a Humanities Unit of Assessment.
3. A viable proposal that addresses a clear research question, with a timetable for completion including clear milestones and measurable outputs.
4. Ability to develop high quality collaborative research programmes in the Humanities, relevant to the strategy and goals of the Institute.
5. Evidence of capacity to engage productively in research that engages with RCUK or ERC priority themes.
6. Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge and training and of research methods and techniques to work within a collaborative Humanities research setting.
7. Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
8. Ability to build contacts and participate in internal and external networks with relevant stakeholders in the Humanities.
9. Demonstrable intellectual ability.
10. Ability to assess and organise resources.
1. Demonstrate a commitment to using comparative or interdisciplinary research methodology.
2. Experience of applying for externally-funded research projects.
3. Evidence of teaching experience at University level.
The Institute has been set up to demonstrate how research in the Humanities furthers our understanding of human culture and creativity in ways that have clear social, political or economic relevance and impact.
The Fellows appointed to the Institute will already have an excellent research record which will make a strong contribution to Queen’s research profile. They will be able to show why their research is important and relevant to national and international debates regarding the future of research in the Humanities, and to emerging themes of interest to RCUK.
Successful applicants will also be able to demonstrate how their planned research programme will both enrich and be enriched by other disciplines in the Humanities and beyond. They will be expected to set out in detail the proposed research questions they wish to answer during the three-year period of the Fellowship period, including a realistic research timetable with clear milestones and measureable outputs. Fellows will work closely with the Director and other colleagues in the Institute and across relevant Schools to plan and deliver their proposed programmes and to build a series of imaginative and dynamic cross-campus and inter-institutional