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Research Associate/Fellow: Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020: an Historico-Literary Analysis of her Family Life (fixed term)

Reference
MED373717
Closing Date
Tuesday, 21st November 2017
Job Type
Research
Department
Health Sciences
Salary
£26495 to £38833 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The successful post holder will assist and support Professor Paul Crawford in carrying out the literary analysis research components of a large interdisciplinary AHRC grant: ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020: An Historico-Literary Analysis of her Family Life’. This grant is held by Professor Crawford (Health Sciences) and Dr Anna Greenwood (History) and will run from January 2018-April 2021, with the associated Postdoctoral positions running for 36 months between January 2018 and December 2020. A separate post is also being advertised for a Research Assistant to work with Dr Greenwood on the historical aspects of this project.

The literary analysis role will suit a candidate with a doctorate in literary representation post 1800, ideally also touching upon themes of nursing and/or gender and/or family life.  Candidates that demonstrate some knowledge of the East Midlands will also be welcomed, although this is not an essential requirement. The project will investigate Florence Nightingale’s roots in, and enduring lifelong connection to, the East Midlands and will work with a network of partners to deliver high quality academic outputs as well as a vibrant programme of engagement events, timed to bring regional representation to the 2020 celebrations of the bicentennial of Nightingale’s birth. Duties will include literature searches, corpus assisted discourse analysis, the organisation of three nursing discussion arena (2018,2019, 2020), the co-development of a website (alongside the other postdoctoral assistant), the successful delivery of a travelling exhibition, the drafting of reports and providing detailed assistance in the creation of further funding bids. Opportunities to publish within this research area will be actively encouraged.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. To critically examine Nightingale’s representations of home/family and community life in the East Midlands within her writings, with reference to language use and the changing social and cultural mores of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  2. To conduct literature and database searches and carry out critical evaluations using specified and agreed techniques, approaches and/or models and document findings.
  3. To contribute to the production of research reports and publications
  4. To prepare and present papers on research progress and outcomes to relevant groups including external bodies.
  5. To develop skills in, and knowledge of, research methods and techniques and contribute to the development of/or choice of techniques, models, methods, critiques and approaches.
  6. To communicate information and ideas to the wider academic community, particularly to organise events, to advise and assist staff within this area of expertise.
  7. To build relationships with Nightingale interest groups worldwide and to develop knowledge and understanding that will underpin relationships for future collaborations.
  8. To work cooperatively in conjunction with others in the research team, achieve objectives and deadlines of the research project. 

This is a full time, fixed term post for a 3 years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Paul Crawford, paul.crawford@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.