Research Fellow Global Soldiers (Angola) Ref: 1885

School/department: Global Studies / Department of Geography
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
ContractFixed term for 36 months 
Reference: 1885
Salary: Grade 7 starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609 per annum 
Placed on: 24 July 2019
Closing date: 28 August 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 13 September 2019
Expected start date: 01 January 2020

Job description

The University of Sussex is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on a Leverhulme Trust funded project, ‘Global Soldiers in the Cold War: Making Southern Africa’s Liberation Armies’ (RPG-2019-198)’.

The successful candidate will join a team of researchers spanning Oxford and Sussex. The post will carry out oral historical and ethnographic research on veterans of Angolan liberation movement armies under the direction of the CI (based in Sussex), will collaborate and publish with other team members, and undertake other tasks as directed.

The post entails significant field research within Angola, as well as a majority of time spent in the UK analyzing and writing, plus international travel to present findings at conferences.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant discipline as well as experience and language skills necessary for fieldwork in Angola. They will have a demonstrable record of publication in academia.

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