Career Development Fellow – Global History of Capitalism

8 08 2017

University of Oxford – Faculty of History
Salary: £31,076 Grade 7 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 1st August 2017
Closes: 13th September 2017
Job Ref: 130104

The Global History of Capitalism project is seeking a dedicated Career Development Fellow to join their team to conduct rigorous academic research and to inform debates on the history of capitalism.

The successful applicant will have an active research interest in the global history of capitalism and be able to work individually and collaboratively with researchers across disciplines. You will conduct relevant archival research as well as field-based research where relevant. You will manage your own academic research and administrative duties, contribute ideas for new projects and collaborate in the presentation of publications. You will also provide teaching relief to one of the Co-Directors  (Chris McKenna) and co-design a new undergraduate course in business history. The postholder will contribute to an edited volume on the global history of capitalism in consultation
with, and under the supervision of the Co-Directors.

You will hold a relevant doctorate (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent) and have an excellent knowledge of the languages relating to your specialism. You will be able to demonstrate a strong research record and excellent communication skills along with the ability to teach. An ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team is essential.

The post is full-time and fixed term for 3 years; the start date is negotiable but must be no later than January 2018.

Applicants are required to submit a research proposal as part of their application.

Applications must be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 13 September 2017.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in research posts in Oxford.

Selection Criteria

 A doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is imminently expected;
 Excellent knowledge of relevant research languages;
 Ability and willingness to develop a knowledge of the wider historical context of own research
area, and the project;
 Ability to manage own academic research and associated activities;
 Ability and ambition to produce single-authored publications that reflect both the subject and
methodologies of the project;
 Ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation;
 Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, share insights and findings, and engage in
collaborative, collective and experimental forms of research and publication;
 Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research
proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

 Knowledge of one or more relevant fields (e.g. Business History, Global History);
 Geographic knowledge of one or more related regions within Global History, understood as the
history of the non-Western world;
 Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project;
 Experience of actively collaborating in the development of research articles for publication.



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