Offre d’emploi – Research Associate – The Politics of the English Grain Trade (University of Sheffield)

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £32,344 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time Contract
Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th October 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: UOS030346

Fixed-Term Five-Year Research Associate

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the AHRC-funded project, ‘The politics of the English grain trade, 1314-1815’, a five-year collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield and Utrecht, co-ordinated from the Department of History at the University of Sheffield.

The successful candidate will be a top-class researcher capable of conducting independent research and collaborating closely with the PI in Sheffield and the Co-I and PDRA in Utrecht. You will be expected to work with the PI, Professor Mike Braddick, to deliver key research outputs; undertake archive work involving substantial periods of time in The National Archives and in provincial archives; work on digitised printed sources; help to facilitate a workshop to be held in Sheffield and maintain a basic website; support the PI in working on a monograph, undertaking follow-up archival visits as necessary.  There will be opportunities to pursue a personal research, teaching and publication programme alongside your work on the core project outputs.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in History or a subject area related to the economic and social history of England in the period 1314-1815. They will be based in the Department of History, joining one of the most active centres for historical research in the country. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) put the Department of History third in its overall rankings and second on the quality of its publications, 42% of which were judged to be 4* or ‘world-leading’.

We also have a vibrant postgraduate research culture, and our expertise in applying digital technology to historical research informs scholarship and teaching at every level. We teach the history of all periods from antiquity to the present day, taking in Europe, South Asia, and the Americas, and attract highly qualified undergraduate and MA students. The Department of History was rated highest in the 2015 National Student Survey among Russell Group History departments.

The position is for five years, starting on 4 Jan 2022. For further information about the post and the project contact Prof Mike Braddick via

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