Post-doctoral Research Associate in English, knowledge exchange partnerships with British Library

Contract

Created: May 30, 2013
Milton Keynes
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Description

The AHRC-funded major cross-institutional, multi-disciplinary research project, ‘Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad’ was set up in 2007 and led by The Open University, in collaboration with the Universities of Oxford and London and with the British Library as the main partner. The project examined the formative South Asian contributions to Britain’s cultural, literary and political life in the period 1870-1950. It received further funding from The Open University and the AHRC to develop follow-on projects, ‘Archiving Britain’s South Asian Heritage’ (2010-11) and ‘Beyond the Frame: Indian British Connections, 1858-1950’ (2011-12). Though the formal funding period of the project is over, it continues to develop further spin-off public engagement activities which have expanded from the original bids.

The Research Associate will work in support of the aim of developing on-going knowledge exchange partnerships, particularly with the British Library. You will be responsible for maintaining and developing the project website and will assist with event organisation, research and co-drafting of future funding bids, as well as developing independent research outputs. Excellent organisational, writing, editing and research skills are essential. You must have completed a doctorate in a relevant subject.

Closing Date: noon on 27 June 2013.

Interviews will be held on 18 July 2013.

For detailed information and how to apply, please see website or call Donna Elstob on 01908 653370 (24 hour answer phone) or email Arts-recruit@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number: 8917.

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Research Associate in English
-Faculty of Arts

£30,424 - £36,298

Ref: 8917

Temporary contract until 30 September 2014, available from 1 September 2013

Based in Milton Keynes

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