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Research Assistant: The Professions in Nineteenth-Century Britain (maternity cover)

Applications for this vacancy closed on 19 September 2014 at 12:00PM
<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant for the period 1 November 2014 - 31 July 2015, to work with Professors Laurence Brockliss (Oxford) and Michael Moss (Northumbria) on a collaborative ESRC-funded project on the emergence of the professions during the Victorian period. The project began in January 2014 and will run until the end of 2016. The project ordinarily employs two RAs, one at each institution. This 9-month post has been created to provide continuity during the maternity leave of the RA based at Oxford.<br><br>The research will make a major contribution to the study of class formation in Victorian Britain and the debate about the existence of a distinct and hegemonic professional cohort with its own norms and values within the broader middle class. The research will primarily consist of the creation of a prosopographical database of ca. 20,000 key individuals drawn from a sample of professional people living in eight towns in 1851. The appointee will be expected to promote the project and to mediate user generated content to the database. S/he must be prepared to travel and research in local collections in Bristol, Brighton, Merthyr Tydfil and Winchester and to work in the national archives and libraries in London and Aberystwyth.<br><br>The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a cognate subject, have experience of archival research in national archives and local record offices, and be very familiar with database technology and the use of online resources. Applications are encouraged from those with experience of working on British social history post-1750. Work space and IT equipment will be provided. There is an allowance for travel and subsistence expenses.<br><br>For further information please visit: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.victorianprofessions.ox.ac.uk">www.victorianprofessions.ox.ac.uk</a>. <br><br><br>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 19 September 2014 can be considered. Interviews are expected to be held w/c 29 September 2014. </div>
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2014-09-19 12:00:00+01:00
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We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant for the period 1 November 2014 - 31 July 2015, to work with Professors Laurence Brockliss (Oxford) and Michael Moss (Northumbria) on a collaborative ESRC-funded project on the emergence of the professions during the Victorian period. The project began in January 2014 and will run until the end of 2016. The project ordinarily employs two RAs, one at each institution. This 9-month post has been created to provide continuity during the maternity leave of the RA based at Oxford.

The research will make a major contribution to the study of class formation ...
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant for the period 1 November 2014
- 31 July 2015, to work with Professors Laurence Brockliss (Oxford) and
Michael Moss (Northumbria) on a collaborative ESRC-funded project on the
emergence of the professions during the Victorian period. The project began in
January 2014 and will run until the end of 2016. The project ordinarily
employs two RAs, one at each institution. This 9-month post has been created
to provide continuity during the maternity leave of the RA based at Oxford.

The research will make a major contribution to the study of class formation ...
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Research Assistant: The Professions in Nineteenth-Century Britain (maternity cover)
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