Wellcome Trust University Award Candidate in History of Emotions, Health, and Medicine  

The School of History at Queen Mary University of London seeks to identify an exceptionally strong candidate to sponsor as an applicant for a Wellcome Trust University Award in Humanities and Social Science.

The selected individual will be an outstanding researcher in the fields of history of emotions, health, and medicine in the early modern or modern periods, with specialism in any geographical area. They will hold a PhD and have built up a competitive track record in a relevant area of research. They will not currently hold a permanent academic post.

We seek an applicant who can demonstrate their commitment to collaborative research and to imaginative engagement with contemporary culture and politics. They will be expected to play an active role in shaping, strengthening, and leading the research, engagement, and teaching activities of the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions, including contributing to undergraduate and MA teaching and PhD supervision.

A University Award provides support for up to five years. During its first three years, the award allows a focus on research rather than teaching and administration. At the end of the five-year award, the award holder will be appointed to a permanent post in the QMUL School of History at lecturer, senior lecturer, or reader level, as appropriate.

Prospective applicants should study the Wellcome Trust’s own guidelines on University Awards in the Humanities and Social Science and familiarise themselves with the work of the QMUL “Living With Feeling” project.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented within QMUL at this level.

The Centre for the History of the Emotions will support the selected candidate in working up a preliminary application to the Wellcome Trust by 6 July 2017 and, if successful at that stage, a full application by 21 September 2017.

Please send expressions of interest by email, attaching:

  • CV
  • one sample publication (article or chapter)
  • summary of your research and engagement plans for the next five years (up to two sides of A4)
  • names and contact details of three academic referees

Closing date for expressions of interest: Friday 24 March 2017.

We will shortlist and interview during April 2017 with a view to selecting one candidate by the end of that month to support in the Wellcome competition in July.

Send your expression of interest and supporting materials, by 24 March 2017, to Dr Helen Stark: h.stark@qmul.ac.uk

Informal enquiries to Professor Thomas Dixon: t.m.dixon@qmul.ac.uk