Job Ad: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

SHaME are recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow to join our interdisciplinary team from October 2020.

We have a postdoctoral position open!

It is a full-time, three-year post, starting on 1 October 2020. This position supports the SHaME project, which brings together an interdisciplinary team to investigate the medical and psychiatric aspects of sexual violence, including rape and sexual abuse. It is funded by The Wellcome Trust.

Working in close collaboration with the team, the postdoctoral researcher will undertake research on any aspect of sexual violence that involves the medical and/or psychiatric professions.

The Fellow’s research should be linked to at least one of five research streams:

  • medicine and the law of sexual violence;
  • the role of medical professionals (including police surgeons, FMEs, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, forensic scientists, and so on);
  • psychiatric classification systems (sexual violence as conceptualised in psychiatric texts);
  • psychiatric aftermaths of abuse; and
  • child sexual abuse.

It is a great opportunity for a researcher from any social science or humanities discipline, including history, medical humanities, law, sociology, philosophy, political science, psychology, psycho-social studies, or anthropology.

The minimum requirements for selection are a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area, or evidence that the PhD will be completed prior to the start date of the post.

We welcome applications from scholars working in any relevant area, but particularly welcome applications focussing on the global south and Asia.

Closing date for applications is 1 May 2020.
Interviews will be held on 8 June 2020.

For more information and to apply: