Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for Financial History

Location:                    Remote (with occasional travel to West Africa)

Type:                           Fixed contract for 1 year, extendable to 2 years

Rate:                            £37,052 per year

Start Date:                  1 March 2023

Closes:                         31 January 2023

Applications are invited for a 1-2 year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Financial History and Regulation, starting on 1 March 2023.  The role is in connection with a research project for a West African central bank and requires knowledge of banking and financial regulation.  The programme is coordinated by Dr Duncan Needham and Dr Anthony Hotson at the Centre for Financial History at Darwin College, University of Cambridge.  The contract is for 1 year, extendable for a further year by mutual agreement.

The research will involve analysis of scanned archival material provided by the client and other published material.  There will be regular meetings with Dr Needham leading to the production of interim and final reports.  An allowance will be available towards travel and short-term accommodation in West Africa.  The successful applicant will be under contract to Cambridge University Technical Services and not subject to PAYE.  The role is not pensionable.

Please contact Dr Needham at djn33@cam.ac.uk for Further Particulars before applying.  Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a sample chapter or journal article of less than 10,000 words.  They should also nominate two referees. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that referees submit letters of recommendation by email to djn33@cam.ac.uk by the closing date of the competition.  It is expected that candidates will have been awarded their PhD by 1 March 2023.

The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is 31 January 2023.  Interviews are expected to take place in person or online in early February 2023.