The University of Wolverhampton

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Labour and Social History

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Social Sciences
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33,943 to 40,523 pa
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This post is temporary for 3 years


The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking to appoint an outstanding Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Labour and Social History to work on a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in collaboration with the national mining museums of England, Scotland and Wales, and the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU). The project led by Professor Keith Gildart (University of Wolverhampton) and Dr Andrew Perchard (Coventry University) is titled ‘On behalf of the people: Work, Community and Class in the British Coal Industry 1947 to 1994’ starting on 02 October 2017. 


We are looking for an individual to conduct archival research, oral history interviews, organise data, manage aspects of the project, liaise with project partners, and disseminate research findings through conference presentation and publication.   


You will have experience in historical research, oral history, working class history, business history, project management/administration, with published academic outputs and experience of doctoral and post-doctoral research.


You will have a good first degree or equivalent in History, Politics, Sociology or related subject and a PhD/DPhil in Twentieth Century British History, Business History, Labour History, Public History, Politics, Industrial Relations, Sociology or related subject with demonstrable sensitivity to historical methods and perspectives.


For an informal discussion please contact Prof Keith Gildart on 01902 323496 or


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