University of Newcastle, Faculty of Education and Arts, School of Humanities and Social Science
Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in the History of Violence
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The University of Newcastle is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities, with a global reputation for its innovative approaches to learning and research.
The Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle is one of the leading faculties of its kind in Australia. Its purpose is to create and share knowledge to inspire, enrich and transform humanity.
The Faculty conducts research across numerous fields of study and in particular has identified a number of its strongest concentrations of excellence and targeted them for special investment of funding. One of these areas of strength is the history of violence.
The Faculty is now seeking to appoint an outstanding early career researcher within five (5) working years since completing their doctoral qualification for a 3-year Post Doctoral Fellowship in a topic broadly related to the history of violence in the modern era.
The Fellowship is available at Academic Level B for a period of three years. The successful applicant will also receive a New Staff Grant of $10,000 on commencement and $1,500 each year for conference travel.
The Faculty’s Humanities Research Institute encourages high-quality, ambitious work in the humanities through the formation of teams of researchers and supports the research careers of individual humanities scholars. It aims to promote connections between research in the humanities disciplines at the University of Newcastle and related national and international research scholars and cognate research centres. It facilitates the interaction of productive interdisciplinary groups in closely focused research areas across institutions, bringing together researchers across discipline boundaries to tackle larger and more intractable social problems.
A key achievement of the Humanities Research Institute has been the establishment of the Centre for the History of Violence - a new research centre led by notable historian Professor Philip Dwyer, with an annual programme of lectures, seminars and conferences on every aspect of the history of violence - from debates surrounding concepts of violence, to representations of violence in art, literature and film, to questions of interpersonal, political and social violence.
Applications will be assessed on the quality of the proposed research project, its fit with the Centre for the History of Violence, and the track record (relative to opportunity) of the applicant.
For additional information on the position visit Centre for the History of Violence
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Applications close Wednesday 30 January 2013
Professor Philip Dwyer