Part Time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in UK Nuclear History Postdoctoral Research Fellow in UK Descriptive Nuclear History Postdoctoral Research Fellow in UK Oral Nuclear History

Mountbatten Centre for International Studies Division of Politics and International Relations University of Southampton

School of Social Sciences

50% FTE, Fixed Term from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2007 The Mountbatten Centre for International Studies (MCIS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to organise and conduct interviews with key individuals who participated in decision-making and implementation of UK policies; one full- and one part-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with the preparation of a descriptive history of UK Nuclear Weapon Policies and Their Implementation, 1953-1973. The post-holders will be required to assist in research and drafting for a series of volumes on this subject; to organise and update a Nuclear History website and newsletter; to assist in co-ordinating the several sets of activities which are involved in the work; and to participate fully in the activities of a small Nuclear History research team headed by Professor John Simpson, the Director of the Centre.

The Mountbatten Centre conducts research across a broad range of issues connected with weapons of mass destruction, their control and doctrines for their use. It recently received a three year grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) to conduct research into the above subject area. Two full time Research Fellowship appointments are envisaged to implement this work, together with this part time post. This three year fellowship will focus upon the production of the written output from the research. The post-holder may also be required to assist with a programme of research commissioned from other UK scholars; the meetings of the Centre’s Nuclear History advisory group; and a larger Nuclear History seminar which meets at six monthly intervals.

It is essential that candidates should have, or have recently submitted, a PhD and have some existing knowledge of the subject matter.

The researcher will work under the direction of Professor John Simpson, the MCIS Director, and Dr Mark Smith, the Associate Director for Nuclear History.

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to Professor John Simpson or Dr Mark Smith on 02380 592522 or by e-mail to [email protected].

The starting salaries are offered at £22,774 and £24,886 (pro-rata) per annum. This is spinal points 27 and 30, Job Level 4 on our Education, Research and Enterprise Job Family.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 15 November 2004.

This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants may reapply.

An application form and further particulars may be obtained from the Human Resources Department (D), University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, Tel: 023 8059 2750, e-mail: [email protected] or minicom: 023 8059 5595, alternatively visit our website at

Closing date for applications 1 November 2004. Please quote reference number 04D0188.