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Research and teaching fellowships

Making Climate History will be developed collaboratively with three research and teaching associates working together with project leaders in the departments of History and Philosophy of Science, and Geography.

Research and Teaching Associate 1: Cartographies of climate and Participant histories

Applications are invited for a Research and Teaching Associate position for a fixed-term of 42 months from 1 September 2020. The applicant will pursue two primary objectives: 1) through archival work, and in association with the project team, to source and critically analyse selected historical maps of global climate with respect to their design, salience and utility; and 2) to conduct a series of in-depth interviews with retired climate scientists and science administrators around the world and to liaise with oral history repositories for the curation of the acquired participant histories. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Geography and will join the research group of Professor Mike Hulme. They will also teach either one undergraduate or one graduate course – lectures and supervisions – for two periods of one term in the second and final years of the position.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9 March 2020
Interview date: 24 March 2020
Anticipated start date: September 2020

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Research Associate 2: Defining climatic eras and Physics as environmental science

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position for a fixed-term of 36 months from 1 September 2020. The applicant will contribute to historical research on the changing bases for definitions of climatic eras and periodicities (working with Dr Staley), and on physics as environmental science (with Professor Schaffer), including developing a biographical dictionary of survey scientists and scientists concerned with periodisation and climate timescales. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. This position may be combined with Teaching Associate 3.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 21 February 2020
Interview date: 24 March 2020
Anticipated start date: September 2020

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Teaching Associate 3: History of the climate sciences

Applications are invited for a Teaching Associate for a fixed term of 12 months from 1 September 2020. We seek someone who can contribute to Making Climate History research project aims while Staley and Schaffer are on research leave. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the lecturing, supervising, examination and administration of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. The candidate should be prepared to deliver lectures and supervise written work on a broad range of topics in the history of science and technology, and in particular to teach a Third Year undergraduate course on Climate change and a Masters lecture and seminar on some aspect of the history of the climate sciences. The position will include an initial 3-month probation period. This position may be combined with Research Associate 2.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 21 February 2020
Interview date: 24 March 2020
Anticipated start date: September 2020

Further information

Application process

To submit an application for any of these vacancies, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Candidates who wish to be considered for both Research Associate 2 and Teaching Associate 3 positions should submit an application for each position; if successful in both, the Teaching Associate position would begin in September 2020 and the Research Associate position would follow in September 2021 for a period of three years.