The School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is a unique institution in UK higher education. Comprising a set of postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is located within the Bloomsbury precinct of the University in the intellectual heart of London. It is the UK’s national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. It does this in collaboration with other organisations, notably the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy (BA), learned societies and government agencies.
The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study
The Warburg Institute is known throughout the world for its expertise in the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. The Warburg Institute Library is ranked amongst the twenty libraries of all time which have changed the world; its Photographic Collection houses an unprecedented collection of photographs organized by subject matter. The work of the Institute is cross-disciplinary and global. Its researches are historical, philological and anthropological. It is concerned with the history of culture in all its forms, particularly the study of the survival and transmission of cultural forms – whether in literature, art, music or science – across borders and from the earliest times to the present.
About the role
The Warburg Institute is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research fellow associated with its newly established Professorship in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This is a two-year position, with an emphasis both on developing the candidate’s own research and on collaborating on interdisciplinary projects under way at the Warburg Institute.
The candidate will have completed their PhD by September 30, 2018, and will be establishing a compelling research orientation in one or more of the fields of the History of Science, History of Art, and Cultural or Social Anthropology. In keeping with the forward-looking approach of the current Warburg Institute, the candidate’s work should explore connections among the history of science, the history of art and images, and historical or present cultural practices. S/he will work closely with the new Chair, Professor John Tresch, and will support the Institute’s ambitions to restore, develop and elaborate the theoretical, cultural historical and anthropological implications of the work of Aby Warburg.
This is fixed term post for 2 years.
For a full Person Specification please refer to the Recruitment Pack available below.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and cover letter (by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on 22 May 2018
The application letter should include information about past work and current research projects. If you have any queries about the position from an academic perspective, please contact John.Tresch@sas.ac.uk
Interviews will be held on 11 June 2018.
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