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Post Doctoral Research Associate

Department of Geography

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £35,931 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Wednesday 09 December 2020
Interview Date:  Thursday 17 December 2020
Reference:  1120-241

Full-Time, Fixed-Term

Applications are invited for the post of 22 months in the Geography Department at Royal Holloway as part of an AHRC funded project led by the Royal College of Music. This is a full time post, immediately available from the 11 January 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher to join a project team of the AHRC funded project, Music, Migration and Mobility (funded by the AHRC and led by Norbert Meyn at the Royal College of Music). The project’s main aim is to investigate the geographical, institutional and creative mobilities of musicians who migrated to Britain from Nazi-ruled Europe during the 1930s and '40s, and the contributions they made to the shaping of post-war British musical culture (https://www.musicmigrationmobility.com) 

The post holder will contribute to the research and web communication components, including the creation of interactive maps or visualisations drawing from a range of project media including archives records, oral histories, musical recordings and productions. 

The post-holder will be working within a wider project team based at the Royal College of Music and the University of Salzburg. At Royal Holloway the project sits within the Department of Geography and the Royal Holloway Centre for the Geohumanities 

This position would suit an experienced, versatile and dynamic researcher with strong interests in 20th century culture, mapping and storytelling as well as technical skills and experience of research in the digital humanities; the ability work independently in a wide range of environments; produce research outputs for scholarly and general audiences; and to assist with public engagement and events.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Peter Adey on peter.adey@rhul.ac.uk.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: Recruitment@rhul.ac.uk 

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.   We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 1120-241

Closing Date:   Midnight, Wednesday 9 December 2020

Interview Date: Interviews will be held on Thursday 17 December 2020 (Candidates will be asked to prepare a 10 minute presentation)

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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