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Research Associate a Cambridge in partnership con l’Istituto nazionale

Giu 10, 2024 | Comunicati, In evidenza, Ricerca

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in Italian History and Memory Studies, to work in the Italian Section, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, on the research project ‘Escape, Community, Resistance, Memory. Italian populations and Allied prisoners of war’.

The post is fixed term for 30 months, full-time, to start 1 October 2024 or 1 January 2025. Requests for flexible working will be considered.

‘Escape, Community, Resistance, Memory’ is a research project funded by a grant from the Monte San Martino (MSM) Trust. The MSM Trust is registered charity (no. 1113897; set up to celebrate and commemorate Italian civilians and communities who helped Allied prisoners of war during World War Two. In 2024, the Trust entered into an agreement to transfer the holdings of its historical archive to the Cambridge University Library.

The PDRA will plan and execute a research project linked to the fields of interest of the Trust and its archive, from historical, geographical, cultural, social and/or political perspectives. Applicants to the role will submit a specific research proposal within these fields, indicating appropriate sources, approaches and methods. Applicants will also submit a plan for scholarly publication, public dissemination and impact of the results, in both academic fields and the wider community, including the communities studied.

The project will be based at the University of Cambridge, working in collaboration with the MSM Trust and the Istituto Ferruccio Parri. The PDRA will be based mostly in Cambridge and work under the supervision of the PI, Professor Robert Gordon. The project will be supported by an advisory board working with the PI and the PDRA.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in a relevant field by the start date. They will have native or near-native command of Italian and English, and show ability to conduct advanced research, and to coordinate and design collaborative and public activities. They will be mentored and supported in their career development by the PI.

For your application to be considered, please upload the following:

  • your Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • a covering letter and a research publication list
  • a research, publication, and dissemination plan linked to the project (max. 3-5 pages)
  • the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work and who could be contacted if you are shortlisted for the position.

Informal enquiries about the project are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Robert Gordon on Questions on the application process should be directed to the Schools HR team on

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 25 June 2024. Interviews are planned for the week commencing 1 July 2024, subject to change.

NB, due to the funding available for the post, the starting salary will be £36,024.

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Please quote reference GP40814 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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