University of Strathclyde, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Medical Humanities China-UK (MHCUK) Partnership: Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships 2020/21
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The MHCUK Partnership is a pioneering collaboration between three Chinese institutions (Shanghai University, Fudan University, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences) and two UK institutions (The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde, and the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) at the University of Manchester).
Its chief purpose is to connect, and foster co-working between, UK and Chinese researchers in the Medical Humanities. It is supported by investment from each institution and a major funding award by the Wellcome Trust.
Invitations are now invited for the MHCUK Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships. They are designed for candidates who will be in the fourth year of doctoral study or in the first two years of a postdoctoral career in the academic year 2020/21. Successful applicants will spend six months working in Shanghai across the three institutions and six months at the UK partner universities.
The post will enable the Researcher to experience research in a new academic environment and enhance their employability. Shanghai University will deliver tailored Chinese language support for Fellows to enable them to develop spoken skills for effective professional communication.
The Fellowships will provide a Research Associate grade 7 salary, the costs of one return airfare to China, visas and medical insurance for periods out with the UK. The Fellows will also have access to an additional £1,000 for research trips and/or conference attendance, subject to PI approval.
To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in Medical Humanities (broadly defined), have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in the History of Health and Medicine and an ability to contribute to research activities and co-working designed to grow research environments. You will demonstrate a developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposals and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.
The anticipated start is 01 August 2020 however, due to current global circumstances regarding COVID-19, this date is provisional. Whilst it is the intension that the successful candidates will work for a 6 month period in the UK Campuses and 6 months in China, location of work will be dependent upon up to date government guidelines and risk assessments. The University of Strathclyde is currently working off campus and candidates should therefore have the ability to take up post remotely.
Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Caroline Marley (email@example.com, Tel: 0141 444 8421 ).
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Social History / Studies