Research Associate/Fellow: ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020: an Historico-Literary Analysis of her Family Life’, Nottingham

Deadline: Monday 13th November 2017

Applications are invited for the above fixed-term post based at the Department of History in the School of Humanities, University of Nottingham. The successful applicant will be joining the AHRC-funded ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020: An Historico-Literary Analysis of her Family Life’Project led by Dr Anna Greenwood (History) and Professor Paul Crawford (Health Sciences).

The project will investigate Florence Nightingale’s roots in, and enduring life long connection to, the East Midlands and will work with a network of partners to deliver high quality academic outputs as well as a vibrant programme of engagement events, timed to bring regional representation to the 2020 celebrations of the bicentennial of Nightingale’s birth. Duties will include literature searches, extensive archival scoping, the organisation of 3 workshops (2018, 2019, 2020), the co-development of a website (alongside the other postdoctoral assistant), the successful delivery of a travelling exhibition, the drafting of reports and providing detailed assistance in the creation of further funding bids. Opportunities to publish within this research area will be actively encouraged.

Candidates must hold a PhD (or be near completion) in medical history (broadly conceived). They must have excellent oral and written communication skills and have evidence of extensive research methodologies and techniques related to the research area.  The candidate should be highly organised and able to take initiative and have the analytical ability to facilitate conceptual thinking, innovation and creativity. It is desirable that the candidate has had previous postdoctoral research experience as well as experience in organising academic events and of running engagement initiatives (particularly exhibitions).

Applicants are invited to upload a covering letter and current Curriculum Vitae in application for this post. This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 3 years from 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2020.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Anna Greenwood, tel: +44 (0)115 84 68359 or email

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