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Postdoctoral Researcher

Reference:  AE0152
Campus:  Hull
Faculty/Area:  Research and Enterprise
School/Department:  Institutes
Subject Group/Team:  Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery
Salary:  £34,189 to £39,609 per annum
Fixed Term/2 years
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 February 2019

The Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull is a prize-winning research institute dedicated to the study of the history and legacies of slavery in all its forms, historical and contemporary.The Institute acts as a forum for debate and discussion and has strong links with policymakers, NGOs, businesses and charitable organisations.  It is also involved in a number of externally-funded international research projects. One of these is the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities (ECHOES), which investigates how the memory and heritage of colonialism influences contemporary Europe and its relations with the outside world. ECHOES is a collaborative project led by the University of Hull, which includes researchers at Universities in six European universities in addition to partners based outside Europe. A core aim of ECHOES is to provide a firm base for reflective heritage diplomacy at EU level that takes Europe’s colonial past into account (

We are now looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in science and heritage diplomacy to work on the ECHOES project. The post will be based at the Wilberforce Institute in Hull but the successful candidate will be required to conduct research across Europe (mainly Denmark and Belgium) and thus expected to be willing to travel often and for extended periods of time. Funds will be made available for these research trips, in addition to the stipend that goes with the post. Further details about the Wilberforce Institute can be found at:

The post is tenable for two years.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Piotr Pilarski,

Interviews will be held at the Wilberforce Institute, 27 High Street, Hull.

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