Job Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Researcher, ‘Publishing the Philosophical Transactions’ AHRC Project

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The School of History at St Andrews is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher within the AHRC-funded ‘Publishing the Philosophical Transactions’ Project.  You would have responsibility for that part of the project dealing with the social, cultural and economic history of the journal in the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

The successful candidate is likely to have experience working within the field of history of science and/or the history of publishing, and to have prior experience of working with archival materials.  There are no teaching duties attached to this post, although opportunities to obtain teaching experience may be available by agreement with the Project Director. 

Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website.

To discuss this post informally candidates may contact the director of the project, Dr Aileen Fyfe (

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©The Royal Society

Closing Date: 20 February 2013

Interview Date: around mid-March 2013

Ref No: SB1285

Further Particulars: SB1285AR FPs.doc

Salary: £30,424-£32,267 per annum

Start: 1 May 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed term for 4 years

About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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