Post-Doctoral Research Assistant: House of Lords 1640-1660
Location: London/work from home
Salary: £29,988 (spine point 22)
Hours: Full time
Contract type: The post is initially offered on a 12 month contract. It is expected that it will be extended for a further 12 months, depending on confirmation of the second year’s funding for the post.
The History of Parliament is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research assistant for its new project on The House of Lords 1640-1660 under the editorship of Dr David Scott. The post is initially offered on a 12 month contract. The post is initially offered on a 12 month contract. It is expected that it will be extended for a further 12 months, depending on confirmation of the second year’s funding for the post. It is a full-time position, but the History is open to the possibility of part-time working.
The post will be primarily required to work on the various manuscript sources associated with the Lords Journals for the period 1640-9 and to collate this material with that in the printed Journals, the Main Papers and related sources, identifying and cataloguing omissions from the printed Journal and to analyse the process by which proceedings in the House were recorded and how this has shaped our understanding of parliamentary politics in the civil-war period. The postholder may be required to contribute to the work of the project and the History more generally, in terms of research, writing articles, and contributing to the academic and public engagement activities of the Trust.
The post is based at the History’s offices in Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NS, and will require the postholder to visit a variety of research sites, particularly in London. Staff at the History work on a flexible basis, however, and with the agreement of the director and editor staff may work from home when not working at an archive or library and when attendance in the office is not specifically necessary for meetings or other purposes. Travel expenses are not paid for journeys from home to central London.
Applications should consist of a completed application form; a letter of application, including a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. They should be sent as email attachments to Adam Tucker, Office Manager, History of Parliament, by 16 August, at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the post applied for in the subject line of your email.
Dr David Scott, the section editor, will be pleased to answer enquiries about the post: e-mail email@example.com. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake a short palaeography exercise as part of the interview process. It is intended to hold interviews in the week beginning 12 September.