8 de diciembre de 2016

Research Fellow in History

Department of Social and Environmental Health Research


Salary:   £37,889 to £43,028 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Sunday 08 January 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  PHP-SEHR-13


We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the research project ‘‘Progressives to laggards’? Health system reform in Britain and New Zealand, 1948-1993’. This project is part of Dr Martin Gorsky’s Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Investigator Award ‘Health Systems in History: ideas, comparisons, policies’ and will be conducted in collaboration with Professor Linda Bryder (University of Auckland) and Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University).  
The post-holder will be expected to carry out research on the comparative history of health policy in Britain and New Zealand since 1948, present research findings to conferences, seminars, workshops and the media, and to co-author a range of outputs, including a planned monograph, peer-reviewed journal articles and non-academic outputs. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to teaching at Masters level. 
The successful candidate will be required to have a PhD in history (or equivalent), experience of conducting documentary research in the post-war political history of Britain or New Zealand, ideally in a health or social policy context, proven ability to write up research findings for dissemination in a range of formats for different audiences, proven ability to deliver research outputs to project deadlines, the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) and willingness to travel to New Zealand for periods of archival research. There will also be some teaching requirements for the MSc Public Health, including tutoring on distance-learning modules. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.  
The post will be based in London at the Centre for History in Public Health in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The appointment will be full time for 34 months, commencing April 2017 and tenable up to 31 January 2020. Salary will be on the School’s Research Fellow Academic Pathway Grade 6 scale, £37,889 - £43,028 per annum (including London weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should include a CV and the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. For informal enquiries please contact Dr Martin Gorsky, martin.gorsky@lshtm.ac.uk.
The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.