Research Fellow in French and Francophone Prison and Penal Heritage
Clifton Campus

Job reference: 05769

Location: Clifton Campus

Closing date: 11/11/2018

Salary : Grade H (£34,304 - £38,587 p.a.)

Employment type: Fixed-term contract

Department: x1

School/Section : School of Arts & Humanities

Please be aware that this is a fixed term contract for 8 months subject to external funding and is a full time time contract for 37 hours per week

[Subject to discussion and approval, it may be possible to organize this as a part time role]

Are you an academic looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring.  Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students.  Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.

2017 has been a year full of prizes, publicity and recognition for the NTU community, culminating in our receipt of the prestigious University of the Year award. Along the way, we’ve recorded some of the highest student satisfaction levels in the country in the 2017 National Student Survey, and achieved the TEF gold standard for the quality of our teaching. We are also extremely proud to have been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. All of these achievements are testament to the passion, ideas and ambition of our workforce.

Our rise up the league tables, alongside a number of prestigious national awards, demonstrate the potential that creating and forging excellent partnerships, while harnessing the talents of all our people, can bring. Most notably we have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research. We are now looking for more passionate, ambitious people to join us and help build the university of the future.

The School of Arts and Humanities delivers inspiring and supportive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching; provides doctoral supervision; collaborates and engages with local, national and international industries, professions and communities; and undertakes high quality research. Academics in the School work in partnership with colleagues nationally, as well as in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia. This has the benefit of creating a varied and dynamic community that enhances research and the student experience more generally. The School hosts a range of innovative Research Centres and Projects, offering opportunities for collaborative work in many areas.

Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates to work on the AHRC-funded project ‘Postcards from the bagne: Tourism in the shadow of France’s overseas penal colonies’. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Sophie Fuggle. Specific duties will involve, for example, carrying out archival and fieldwork at relevant sites in France and internationally, organising dissemination events including an international conference, preparing journal articles and other outputs, organising pathways to impact activities. Please see the person specification and the job description for further details.

If you believe you meet the criteria for this post, we would welcome your application. 

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. Help us to go even further

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Sophie Fuggle, Senior Lecturer via email

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstance

Closing date: 11 November 2018

Interview date: 04 December 2018


The closing date for this job has now passed.