[Msa-discuss] Postdoc opportunity at Oxford attached to Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series - Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation

Niall Munro p0076993 at brookes.ac.uk
Tue Jan 17 09:52:26 EST 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow - Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series 2017-18: Post-War:
Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation

Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Cross Building, Manor Road,
Oxford and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), Radcliffe
Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

This post arises from a grant awarded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation for
a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series to be held in Oxford in the academic year
2017-18. The Series is entitled Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction,
Reconciliation and will bring together academics, creative practitioners
and policy experts in a series of events to discuss the contribution of
cultural practices of commemoration to post-war reconstruction and
reconciliation across the world. Three modes of commemoration will be
highlighted in turn: textual (term 1); monumental (term 2); and aural (term

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be attached to the project full-time for 12
months commencing on 1 July 2017 and will be expected to carry out
independent research on a topic related to the theme of commemoration and
develop this into a research article, monograph or other significant
publication under the mentorship of Professor Kate McLoughlin at the
University of Oxford and Dr Niall Munro at Oxford Brookes University. The
postholder will also be expected to make a major contribution to the
intellectual content of the series (including by researching, developing
and briefing on the content of the events) and to undertake some
administrative tasks in relation to it (including assisting with event
organisation and development and publicity).

Applicants should possess a doctorate in a relevant discipline (which must
have been awarded by the time the individual takes up the post), and should
have an established or developing track record of research, together with
experience of event organisation (preferably academic event organisation);
excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written;
excellent computer skills including Word, Excel and digital media;
excellent time management and organisational skills; the ability to work
with budgets and to collate large amounts of information; and the ability
to work independently and to work effectively as part of a research team,
to manage their own academic research and related activities, and to take a
professional and flexible approach to work.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based at the Oxford Research Centre in the
Humanities (TORCH) and will also be a non-stipendiary Junior Research
Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

Applications (which should include a CV, a supporting statement and a
maximum two-page proposal outlining a potential research project linked to
the theme of commemoration) should be made online. Two references will be
sought for shortlisted candidates.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 17 February 2017.
Interviews will be held in Oxford in early March 2017.

See further:


Dr Niall Munro
Senior Lecturer in American Literature
Director of the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre (
Twitter: @brookespoetry
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Department of English & Modern Languages
Oxford Brookes University
T417 Tonge Building
T: 01865 483433
E: niall.munro at brookes.ac.uk
Twitter: @NiallMunro

My recent book: *Hart Crane's Queer Modernist Aesthetic
(Palgrave, 2015)
My research page:
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