Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire
School of English & Humanities, Faculty of Arts
Full-time fixed-term post
We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to join a major
project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council entitled
"Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire." The project is
well advanced in producing a catalogue of all the colonial film
(defined as fictional or factual representations of British colonies)
held in the film archives of the British Film Institute, the Imperial
War Museum, and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum.
You will focus principally on the production of enhanced catalogue
entries which will marry the highest level of contemporary academic
knowledge to the best archival practice. You will also be involved in
organizing research seminars, conferences and film screenings, and
will liaise with a wide variety of people involved in the project.
You will be educated to doctoral level. The most important academic
disciplines for this project are film studies, history, anthropology,
art history. As part of your application, you should indicate in a one
page paper what disciplines you will bring to the project. In
addition, you will have previous experience of contributing to
research, utilizing research methods and techniques, along with
succinct and effective writing skills.
Salary: £33,501 rising to £38,376 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.
This job is full time and fixed term to 30 September 2010. The salary
quoted above is inclusive of London allowance. The initial salary
award will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful
applicant. The appointment will be subject to a probationary period of
6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous final salary pension
scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other
The closing date for completed applications is 22 May 2009
Interviews are due to be held on 2 June 2009
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Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages
applications from all candidates irrespective of gender, ethnicity,
age, disability, religious belief and sexual preference.
Birkbeck is a world-class research institution, a vibrant centre of
academic engagement and excellence and the UK's leading provider of
part-time, evening education for mature students.
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