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Position: Research Fellow: African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB)
Institution: University College London
Department: Department of History
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Department of History is recruiting to the post of Research Fellow - African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB); UCL History, which dates back to 1830, is consistently ranked as one of the best history departments in the world for quality of both its research and teaching. The department has around 40 permanent academic staff complemented by a team of Teaching Fellows and Graduate Teaching Assistants. All aspects of departmental activity are facilitated and supported by a professional services team of 7. Departmental life is enriched by a number of Research Fellows working on specific funded projects. We also host early career researchers; The successful candidate will work as part of a team with the Principal Investigator, two other Research Fellows, five Research Assistants, and the Project Administrator. He/she will lead research in one of AFRABs regions of concentrated research, namely, the region including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria. He/she will work in this region for three months a year during the first three years. His/her responsibilities will include, though not necessarily be confined to: Conducting original archival and/or field-based research in at least three of the following four countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria, for at least three months a year in years 1-3; Supervising the activities of a Research Assistant in his/her project region during years 1-3 and mentoring the Research Assistant in collaboration with the PI
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related subject; experience of conducting historical and/or socio-anthropological research in West Africa, ideally in one or more of the following countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia; familiarity with the historiography of African slavery, abolition and emancipation
   
Text: Research Fellow: African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB), - Ref:1869890 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Department of History Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Department of History is recruiting to the post of Research Fellow - African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB). UCL History, which dates back to 1830, is consistently ranked as one of the best history departments in the world for quality of both its research and teaching. The department has around 40 permanent academic staff complemented by a team of Teaching Fellows and Graduate Teaching Assistants. All aspects of departmental activity are facilitated and supported by a professional services team of 7. Departmental life is enriched by a number of Research Fellows working on specific funded projects. We also host early career researchers. The successful candidate will work as part of a team with the Principal Investigator, two other Research Fellows, five Research Assistants, and the Project Administrator. He/she will lead research in one of AFRABs regions of concentrated research, namely, the region including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria. He/ she will work in this region for three months a year during the first three years. His/her responsibilities will include, though not necessarily be confined to: Conducting original archival and/or field-based research in at least three of the following four countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria, for at least three months a year in years 1-3; Supervising the activities of a Research Assistant in his/her project region during years 1-3 and mentoring the Research Assistant in collaboration with the PI; This post is funded for 48 months in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related subject; experience of conducting historical and/or socio-anthropological research in West Africa, ideally in one or more of the following countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia; familiarity with the historiography of African slavery, abolition and emancipation. Further Details To apply for this vacancy click the "apply now" button below. A full job description is accessible below. Candidates can address any questions relating to the vacancy to claire.morley@ucl.ac.uk, in the first instance. UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 30 Aug 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59 Interview date w/c 7 September 2020 Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification: Reseach Fellow: African Abolitionism Apply Now
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