School of Geographical Sciences University of Bristol

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Reseach Assistant for three years, on a Leverhulme Trust funded project to conduct research into the historical geographies of post-war Antarctic subglacial exploration. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr Simon Naylor and Professor Martin Siegert, both of the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol.

Within the fields of historical geography and the history of science, the project will produce a definitive historical account of post-war Antarctic science and in particular of subglacial morphological mapping from the 1950s to the present day. It aims to situate this scientific work within the broader geopolitical and scientific agendas, endeavours and debates that have shaped the continent over the course of the twentieth century. The project will involve the examination of a diverse range of archival material held in the UK, the USA and a number of other European countries. It will also involve the collection of the oral histories of the scientists and policy-makers involved in the surveying of the Antarctic.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent in geography, history or a cognate discipline. Previous experience of archival work and the collection of oral histories is desirable. Familiarity with historical geographies / histories of science would be an advantage.

Initial salary will be up to £20,311 p.a. depending on experience and qualifications. The post will be for a fixed term of three years.

Further information is available from Dr. Simon Naylor, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1SS; e-mail [email protected] quoting reference number F/00182/AD. Applications (covering letter, application form, CV and names and addresses of two referees) should be received by 23 May 2003.