University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN HISTORY
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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN HISTORY
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL INQUIRY
REFERENCE NO: 496/0215
- Join an ARC Laureate Fellowship project ‘Inventing the International: the origins of globalisation’
- Academic Level A appointment
- Full-time, fixed term for two years, $98K-$105K p.a. (which 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. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.
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, made up of the departments of Archaeology; Classics and Ancient History; Gender and Cultural Studies; History; and Philosophy.
The University of Sydney invites applications from qualified individuals for appointment to a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 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 kind of intellectual genealogy and social history of the intersection of politics, culture and economics in the making of the modern global world in the years after 1814. 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 applicant will make up a team of scholars, each with responsibility for their own project, and for a collaborative project led by Professor Sluga on the genealogy of internationalism from the perspective of economic thought. The Postdoctoral Fellow will maintain their own high-quality research programs while contributing to the work of other researchers in the project and assisting in organising research workshops. Funding will be made available for designated research activities, international conferences, and for the organisation of workshops and seminars.
To succeed in securing this role, you will have:
- a PhD in History or a related discipline relevant to the theme of the project
- broad research expertise in transnational as well as international history (with particular emphasis on the history of internationalism and international organisations), or international economic history
- an outstanding capacity for research and writing
- the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues from a range of different disciplines.
There are also desirable criteria for appointment.
The preferred starting date is 1 October 2015, though this may be negotiable.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 496/0215 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 496/0215 for more information and to apply.