A post doctoral research assistant is sought to work on the AHRC-funded project ‘Ephemera and Writing about War in Britain, 1914 to the Present’.

Job reference: P77108

Date posted: 22/07/2021

Application closing date: 09/08/2021
Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £35,485 on Grade F. depending on qualifications and experience.
Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
This AHRC funded post is available on a 30 month fixed term basis from 20 September 2021.
You will participate in the research project ‘Ephemera and Writing about War in Britain, 1914 to the Present’. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Catriona Pennell, researching the role ephemera play in personal, family and community counter-narratives to mainstream First World War commemoration in Britain.
The post will include conducting interviews with community stakeholders, co-organising and co-facilitating workshops, disseminating project findings online and at conferences, co-editing a special journal issue on the theme of ‘Ephemera and Memory’, and carrying out independent research and publication within the remit of the project.
About you
You will:
  • be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other event
  • possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study
  • be a nationally recognised authority in First World War studies and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies
  • be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required
  • be able to undertake interdisciplinary work and community engagement and will possess at least some expertise on the West Indian and/or South Asian history of the conflict.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Prof. Catriona Pennell C.L.Pennell@exeter.ac.uk

Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 16 August. Click here to view the advert and person specifications and to apply.