Research Associate

Staffordshire University
November 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:£32,332 to £37,099
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Contract Type:Fixed Term for 3 mon
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Research Associate School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £32,332 to £37,099 Per Annum - Fixed Term for 3 months Release Date: Tuesday 31 October 2023 Closing Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023 Interview Date: Friday 08 December 2023 Reference: JSS239-23

About the role

We are looking to recruit two fixed term Researchers for three months specialising in Holocaust studies. Reporting to Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls, the postholder will join an international team of experts working on the project “Trawniki: Nexus of the Final Solution”, funded by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). The project seeks to provide the first historic, spatial and archaeological analysis of Trawniki training and labour camp, thus highlighting and better defining its function in the persecution and mass murder of the European Jewry during the Holocaust. As well as assisting with cataloguing, identifying and analysing English source material, one postholder will assist with Polish, Ukrainian and/or Russian collections, whilst the other will conduct parallel research on sources in German. The postholder(s) may be asked to travel to conduct research in Poland/Germany.

Main Responsibilities

The main responsibilities for our Researchers will be to:

  • Work as part of an international research team to deliver the project's aims and outputs.
  • Undertake archival research, drawing upon documentary, cartographic, photographic and other source types, using both online repositories and on-site collections. The latter may require the postholder to undertake one visit to an archive(s) in Europe as instructed by the Project Lead.
  • Undertake translations / providing summaries of documents where the originals are in languages other than English.
  • Thoroughly document and catalogue identified archival holdings and research findings via the mediums outlined by the Project Lead, including writing summary reports.
  • Contribute to the subject's activities and reputation both internally and externally
  • Exercise a high standard of advanced scholarship activity both personally and as a member of a team, working with colleagues to develop an inclusive, team-orientated approach to such activities.
  • Undertake other such responsibilities as may reasonably be required by the Project Lead, Head of Department and/or Dean of School.
  • Contact For Informal Discussion

    Kevin Colls, Associate Professor of Archaeology, [email protected]

    Who is Staffordshire University?

    Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years' experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

    After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

    Rewards and Benefits

    In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

    • Competitive incremental rates of Pay • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days • Excellent Pension Scheme • Access to continued professional and personal development • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

    At Staffordshire University, we believe that every student and staff member needs to be carbon literate if we are to help tackle the climate emergency and achieve our One Planet Pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030, and we are proud of our Bronze Carbon Literacy Award status. As part of our ongoing commitment we particularly encourage applications from candidates who have already completed carbon literacy training, or are prepared to undertake this training as part of their ongoing professional development.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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