University of Leicester Leicester, Leicestershire
Summary Research Assistant: Postwar Urban Reconstruction in China, 1938-1958 Vacancy ID: 932 Location: Other Department: School of History, Politics and International Relations Vacancy terms: Part-time (0.4FTE 15 hours per week) fixed term contract from 01 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 Salary details: Grade 6 £27,830 per annum pro rata due to funding restrictions Hours per week: 15 Advert closes midnight on: 22 Mar 2019 Apply Back to results About the role This post is advertised as part of the AHRC early career leadership fellowship entitled Postwar Urban Reconstruction in China, 1938-1958 (Principle Investigator, Toby Lincoln). Part of this project involves designing a website of teaching materials and historical resources in collaboration with secondary school teachers, and the Institute of Education Confucius Institute for Schools. The site will be built on Omeka, an open-source platform for sharing digital exhibitions and creating online exhibits. No previous web-design experience is necessary, and support and training will be provided by the University of Leicester Library. You will be encouraged to produce original research connected to the project and will be mentored in this by the principle investigator. Funds are available to spend up to one month in China in spring 2020 to facilitate access to libraries and archives, and to assist with the running of a workshop in Shanghai. There will also be some opportunities to take part in teaching. About you With a PhD completed or close to award in Chinese history or Chinese studies you will have research level Chinese and fluent, or near fluent, English. You must be familiar with archives, libraries and databases and some experience organising workshops or designing web based resources would be beneficial. You must be an excellent communicator and team worker, able to coordinate with the Principal Investigator, academic colleagues and professional services staff and present confidently at conferences, workshops and seminars. Additional information Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world's leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching. In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here. The role will require some visits to Leicester, but not relocation. Reasonable travel expenses will be covered. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Toby Lincoln on [email protected] Interviews are anticipated to take place on 03 April 2019.