Post-Doctoral Research Associate, King’s College London – English and Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine

Job Reference No:  R6/AAE/409/13-JE

‘Scrambled Messages: The Telegraphic Imaginary 1857-1900’

Four-year AHRC-funded Research Fellowship

Interdisciplinary Project between The Courtauld Institute of Art, King’s College London, and University College London

A post-doctoral researcher is required to work on the Wheatstone Bequest Collection at King’s College London, and to propose and conduct a personal research project on the sourcing and processing of materials and/or their deployment in communications technology. The post will be managed through the English Department with mentoring from Professor David Edgerton in the new Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at KCL.

Job Details

To work on the Wheatstone Bequest Collection at King’s College London, and to propose and conduct a personal research project on the sourcing and processing of materials and/or their deployment in communications technology.

To divide time as follows: 40% on research on the Wheatstone and telegraphy materials and coordination of the project and 60% on research activities for his/her personal (embedded) project and publications. On the basis of work done by the professional cataloguer and archivist on the project, the post-doctoral researcher will produce detailed interpretations of selected items in the Wheatstone Bequest Collection. Please see job description for further information.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Clare Pettitt on 0207 848 2176, or via email at [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 May 2013.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.

Salary: The appointment will be made at Grade 6, currently £31,331 per annum, plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

Post Duration: Fixed term contract for 4 years.

Contact Details:

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