Vacancies for Humanities post-docs

Some of you may be interested in the following vacancies at Manchester, Bristol and UEA:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics (Ref: HUM/10155) – Manchester University

Closing date: 21/04/2010

Social Statistics is a key area of development within the School of Social Sciences and became a separate discipline area (DA) in January 2009. For this post, we welcome applicants in any area of social statistics who have a commitment to research leading to publications in high-level journals and to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to specialists and non-specialists alike.

The successful applicant will join a highly-rated and thriving research environment with strong links to the Centre for Census and Survey Research that will enable them to build up their own research and teaching profile and that of the Social Statistics DA at Manchester.

Salary: £32,620 – £45,155 p.a./£46,510 – £55,535 p.a.

Informal enquiries

Name: Professor Ian Plewis


Lectureship in Globalisation and Development  (Ref. HUM/10092) – Manchester University

Closing date: 18/03/2010

The University of Manchester seeks to make an appointment of a Lecturer in Globalisation and Development, in the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) in the School of Environment and Development. The Lectureship is for a period of one year in the first instance. The appointment will contribute to research and teaching in the fast-developing field of global production networks, trade and work in the context of developing countries. Duties will include teaching on core courses Transformation in the Global Economy; Global Institutions, Trade and Development; and, Work and Employment in the Global Economy; as well as acting as Programme Director for the MSc Globalisation and Development.

Salary: £32,620 – £35,646 p.a.

Informal enquiries

Name: Dr Khalid Nadvi,
Convenor of the Development Economics and Public Policy (DEPP) Cluster


Name: Dr Stephanie Barrientos,
Senior Lecturer in Globalisation and Development


Post-doctoral Research Assistant (History) (ref.15318) – Bristol University

Closing Date: 09.00 on 13th April

A Research Assistant is required for 12 months to work on the Economic and Social Research Council-funded project “Colonialism in comparative perspective: Tianjin under nine flags, 1860-1949”.

You should have a solid background in history, hold a PhD in a field bearing on the project (e.g. colonial or imperial history, colonialism in Asia, modern Chinese history). Knowledge and experience of archival research is essential.

You will be based in Bristol but may travel to Tianjin and other archives for research. You will develop a significant new piece of scholarship during the 12 months duration of the appointment, i.e. a new article for a peer-reviewed journal, as well as a conference presentation, and you will also offer additional organizational support to the project and undertake a limited amount of teaching. Project website:

If successful, you may be appointed either on a fixed term or a permanent contract depending on the extent of your previous relevant research experience. Further information can be found at

Grade: Level a in Pathway 2

Salary: £29,853

Contact for informal enquiries:

Professor R Bickers Tel. 0117 331 7982

Ms R Jacks Tel. 0117 331 7982

More info at:

Lecturer in American Studies (ref: ATS393) – University of East Anglia

Closing Date: 12.00 on April 13th.

We wish to appoint a full time Lecturer in American Studies with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach.  The successful candidate will play a major role in the development of study and research skills through teaching on the level 1 ‘Study & Research Skills’ module, and be expected to take on major administrative roles in the School relating to the delivery and development of teaching excellence.

This full time, indefinite post is available from 1 September 2010.

Salary: £29,853 to £35,646 per annum

Further particulars and an application form are available on our website: or Tel. 01603 593493.

Lectureship in Landscape History and Engagement (ref: ATS391) – University of East Anglia

Closing Date: 12.00 on 23rd April

We are seeking to make an appointment in the field of Landscape history which will also help facilitate our engagement with the heritage industry.

You will be expected to teach courses at MA and undergraduate level which include the use of GIS, and to offer courses in at least two of the following subject areas: English landscape history; buildings archaeology; environmental history; public engagement and heritage.

You will also be expected to build up, in association with other members of the School, a range of outside consultancy services in landscape history, landscape archaeology and GIS.

This full time, indefinite post is available from 1 September 2010.

Salary: £29,853 to £35,646 per annum

Further particulars and an application form are available on our website: or tel. 01603 593493

Other jobs like these are currently available at UEA and Kingston University and can be found at


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