The University of Wolverhampton

Post Doctoral Research Fellow 0.5

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Social Sciences
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34,520 -41,212 pa (pro rata for part-time)
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This post is part-time 0.5fte. Two Year Fixed Term contract


Two Year Fixed Term (with the possibility of being extended by one further year subject funding)


The Centre for Historical Research (CHR) in the Faculty of Social Sciences is offering a 0.5 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to begin 1st September 2018  (or as agreed). This is an exciting opportunity to join an established research centre as a collegial researcher, with the freedom and facilities to develop your research portfolio and strengthen your position in the academic job. The post will focus on on-going and developing research projects.


Class, Race and Gender in Post-War Britain

We have an established group of researchers in this area within the CHR and cross faculty. The CHR and the University has an established partnership with the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) whilst we have also developed a project with the local partners revisiting the impact of Powellism and the Rivers of Blood speech that he delivered in 1968. The postdoctoral researcher in this area would combine a group of the following:


  • Play a role in sustaining the link/partnership with the GFTU;
  • Contribute outputs to REF2020;
  • Develop and support external funding bids to relevant bodies to facilitate the project aims;
  • Provide administrative support for the Dictionary of Labour Biography.
  • Support the further development of the case study on the impact of Enrich Powell’s Rivers of Blood Speech on politics and society in the West Midlands

A PhD (awarded by 1st September 2018) in History or similar discipline is essential.  You should be working towards or have already produced a high-quality publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal or with major presses, commensurate with the stage in your career. Experience of collaborative projects or involvement and in externally funded research is desirable.


For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Keith Gildart (Class, Race and Gender) on 01902 3496 or email 

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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