Postdoc opportunity

The School of History at St Andrews is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher within the AHRC-funded ‘Publishing the Philosophical Transactions’ Project. You will have responsibility for that part of the project dealing with the social, cultural and economic history of the journal from c.1950 to 2015.

The successful candidate is likely to have experience working within the field of history of science and/or the history of publishing, and to have prior experience of working with archival materials and oral history. There are no teaching duties attached to this post.

Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website (   To discuss this post informally candidates may contact the director of the project, Dr Aileen Fyfe (

This post is to cover a period of maternity leave and is for 10 months in the first instance. The post-holder will be employed by St Andrews, but will work at the Royal Society, London.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;

Dr Aileen Fyfe, FHEA, MYAS

Reader in Modern British History
School of History
University of St Andrews
St Katharine's Lodge
The Scores
St Andrews KY16 9AR

Tel. +44(0)1334 462996

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No. SC 013532)