Postdoctoral Fellowship: LKAS Research Fellow, History of Armed Conflict and Trauma, University of Glasgow

Job Details: Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow History of Armed Conflict and Trauma

Reference Number: 015279

Department: School of Humanities, University of Glasgow



Salary Range: £33,943 – £38,813 / £41,709 – £48,327 per annum


To support the growth of its global reputation for world-changing research, the University of Glasgow is investing in the recruitment of outstanding early career researchers to its Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) Research Fellowships. Our flagship LKAS Fellowship Scheme was established in 2006 to enable the recruitment of outstanding researchers who are in the early stages of their careers and are on a trajectory to become leaders in their chosen field. The scheme offers Fellows the opportunity to establish or further develop an independent research career.

Each Fully Funded Fellowship will run for three years and will cover salary costs on academic Grades 7 or 8 (£33,943 – £48,327) or an equivalent Grade for Clinical Fellows. In addition to the salary funding, an allowance for research costs will be made at a rate of £10,000 per annum for each year of the fellowship for laboratory-based research and £5,000 per annum for each year for non-laboratory- based research.

The Subject

History at Glasgow is a vibrant and dynamic unit which seeks to strengthen its world-leading research in the history of conflict (broadly defined) and particularly in the area of post-conflict studies allied to medical humanities. Glasgow has expertise in the fields of war studies, battlefield archaeology, global security and refugee and migration studies and has demonstrable strengths in medical history, oral history, gender history and the study of combat stress. We particularly welcome applicants who can bring the insights, methods and approaches of medical humanities to conflict and post-conflict studies (a non prescriptive list might include: mental and physical wellbeing of combatants and civilians, post conflict survivor and perpetrator responses to war, survival strategies of civilians in warzones, psychological and physical legacies of armed conflict).

History understands the history of armed conflict and war in broad terms and across any geographical and chronological range. The successful candidate will contribute to developing the field, by building on current initiatives in the subject area and collaborating with colleagues in cognate areas across the School of Humanities, College of Arts and the University more widely including the Medical Humanities Research Network. Applicants who can demonstrate how their research complements existing research strengths within History at Glasgow may be at an advantage. The LKAS Fellow is also expected to work to develop cohesion and critical mass among existing research conducted at the University of Glasgow in the history of conflict and war and in medical humanities.

If you are interested in applying, you are encouraged to make informal enquiries to Professor Lynn Abrams Head of School/ Chair in Modern History:

Full details and application form: ref 015279.

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