Free open Job in North, South & Central America Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Exeter

This part time (0.25FTE), AHRC-funded post is available immediately for 6 months to support the work of Dr Ana Martins.

The post

The successful applicant will be at an Early Career stage. They will be based in Brazil, as research will involve visits to archives in that country. They will have a PhD (or be near completion) in a relevant area, skills in archival and digital research, experience of communicating ideas to various audiences, and excellent knowledge of Afro-Brazilian literature, culture and history.

The post will include: conducting online interviews with artists and project collaborators, and conducting archive work (either online or on-site) in relevant archives in Brazil. In order to minimize the risk of encountering Covid-19, and to manage restrictions currently in place in Brazil, such as archive closures and capacity limits, the successful applicant will be encouraged to conduct online archive work whenever possible. The post also includes: undertaking a broad range of basic research activity, such as preparing, setting up, conducting and recording the outcome of field work, developing questionnaires and conducting surveys; writing up the results of own research; providing administrative support to the principal investigator and other project researchers as required; and contributing to the production of research reports and publications.

The role will have flexible working arrangements.

The successful candidate will be employed via a local temporary work agency managing employment contracts and payroll on behalf of the University and in compliance with the Brazilian regulations.

About you

The successful applicant will:

  • be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies
  • will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study
  • be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes
  • Applicants will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information orally, in writing, and electronically in Portuguese (and ideally in English), and have solid postgraduate knowledge of Afro-Brazilian literature (particularly women’s writing), culture and history

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 

Further information

Please contact Dr Ana Martins a.m.d.martins@exeter.ac.uk or (01392) 724246.

Interviews are likely to take place during the w/c 23rd August.