Research Fellow in Centre for History in Public Health
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, Environments & Society
United Kingdom

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to conduct research into the history of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with particular reference to its relationship with colonialism. 

The role holder will work with members of the Centre for History in Public Health and an advisory group to investigate how colonialism framed the activities of the LSHTM, including areas such as: the origins of the LSHTM; funding and financing; the geographies and nature of research conducted; the curriculum; the backgrounds of staff and students.  This role will include archival research and work with other primary and secondary sources.  In addition, the role holder will be expected to organize events on the history of the LSHTM and the influence of colonialism and work with LSHTM staff and students to further understanding of the history of the LSHTM and colonialism. 

The appointee must hold a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant field such as history, post-colonial studies or area studies and have previous experience of having worked with archival sources. They must have the proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and proven ability to meet research deadlines. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The position is held within the Centre for History in Public Health, located in the Department of Public Health, Environments and Society within the Faculty of Public Health and Policy.

The appointment will be full-time for 12 months from start date and will be based in London. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway scale, Grade 6, salary range £39,304- £44,634 per annum inclusive and will be subject to LSHTM terms and conditions. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition, there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at The reference for this post is PHP-PHES-2019-07. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Applicants should also include a CV with a list of publications (if applicable), and the names and email details of two referees who may be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the post should be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable. Please note, if you are shortlisted but are unable to attend the interview it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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