University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
JUNIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATES IN HISTORY
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Doctoral Fellow, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Professional|
JUNIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATES IN HISTORY
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL INQUIRY
REFERENCE NO. 847/0315
- Join an ARC Laureate Fellowship project ‘Inventing the International: the origins of globalisation’
- Academic Level A appointments
- Full-time or part-time, fixed term of 6 months up to two years (negotiable), $77K-$105K p.a. if full-time, pro-rata rates will apply if part-time (includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence.
The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the faculty.
The Department of History, founded in 1891, is a leading centre for research and teaching offering a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study in many fields including American, Chinese and Australian, and, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern European history.
The University of Sydney invites applications from qualified individuals for appointment to a number of Research Fellowships in the nineteenth and/or twentieth century history of economic internationalism, as part of Professor Glenda Sluga’s ARC Laureate Fellowship project ‘Inventing the International: the origins of globalisation’. This project will provide a new intellectual genealogy and social history of the intersection of politics, culture and economics in the making of the modern global world. Using case studies, it will investigate the international history of globalisation from the perspective of people and ideas, capturing divergent perspectives on international economic life, and the objectives of economic internationalism.
The successful applicants will make up a team of researchers, each with responsibility for a case study, led by Professor Sluga. The case studies include specific topics within these larger research subjects:
- The Idea of a World Economy
- The International Federation of Business and Professional Women
- The Bank of International Settlements
- The International Labour Organisation
- The International Chamber of Commerce
- Communism and Socialism in the Age of Internationalism
- Free trade, International Networks, and the History of the Creation of an Australian Banking System
Appointees will be working towards the submission of research articles and chapters. The requisite publication outcomes will be agreed prior to commencing employment. Successful applicants will also be encouraged to apply for further competitive funding to support their own research or the expansion of their case study, with the assistance of the Laureate team.
To be successful you will have:
- a completed PhD in History (or substantial progress towards), or a related discipline relevant to the theme of one of the research subjects above
- a demonstrated outstanding capacity for research and writing (however existing expertise in economic history is not required)
- the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues.
There are also desirable criteria for appointment
The positions will be offered either on a part-time (0.5 FTE) or full-time basis. The fixed term of employment will be from 6 months to 2 years. Their duration will be negotiated, respective to the number of successful applicants.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 847/0315 for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 17 May 2015 (11.30pm Sydney time)
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.
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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 847/0315 for more information and to apply.
|Secondary Categories:||Business History / Economic History / Studies