Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 08 Feb 2022

College of Humanities

This AHRC funded, part-time (0.75 fte) fixed-term post is available from 1st September 2022 to 31st August 2023 to participate in Professor Sally Faulkner’s project.

The post

The successful applicant will undertake research as appropriate to the field of study. The responsibilities may include all or some of the following:

  • Conducting extensive oral history interviews in Portuguese and producing accurate transcripts of them in a timely manner
  • Conducting and sharing history research on Portuguese cinema and film history, both online and in appropriate print press, TV and visual image archives in the UK, Portugal and elsewhere as required
  • Working with the appropriate PI and CI in online and/or in person conference organising and the resulting dissemination of conference research
  • Developing research objectives, projects and proposals
  • Conducting collaborative research projects
  • Extending, transforming and applying knowledge acquired from scholarship to research and appropriate external activities
  • Writing or contributing to publications or disseminating research findings using media appropriate to the discipline
  • Making presentations at conferences or exhibiting work in other appropriate events;
  • Assessing, interpreting and evaluating outcomes of research
  • Developing new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding
  • Resolving problems of meeting research objectives and deadlines
  • Developing ideas for generating income and promoting research area
  • Developing ideas for application of research outcomes
  • Deciding on /following research programmes and methodologies, often in collaboration with colleagues and sometimes subject to the approval of the head of the research programme, and with relevant co-investigators, as appropriate, on fundamental issues

About you

The successful applicant will

Applicants will:

  • possess a relevant PhD (Submitted PhD in a literary, cinema or Cultural Studies - related area of European Portuguese Studies) and sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies
  • be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required
  • be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Further information

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Sally Faulkner .

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