Research Assistant job

Research Assistant

Expressions of interest by 11 March 2019

What does the role entail?
As Research Assistant your main duties will include:

  • Searching for relevant literature and preparing a literature review on the key topics of the study with guidance as necessary;
  • Organising, collating and coding qualitative data;
  • Working both independently and as part of a larger team of researchers and stakeholders;
  • Supporting research activities, including contributing to research results and outputs and to the generation of independent and original ideas, ensuring a successful programme of investigation;
  • Participating in the research meetings of the research group and presenting research output where appropriate;
  • Contributing to the research culture of the School, where appropriate;
  • Continually updating your knowledge, understanding and skills in the research field.

What will you bring to the role?
As Research Assistant you will have:

  • Masters or on the final stages of the PhD in the subject areas of International Business, Management, Organisation Studies or a closely allied discipline;
  • A strong background in qualitative research;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Well-developed analytical skills;
  • Good time management and planning skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • A proven ability to work well both individually and in a team;
  • The ability to work unsupervised and to use your own initiative.

 

The research assistant will work closely with Professor Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki and Dr Effie Kesidou at Leeds University Business School. For further info, please email: e.plakoyiannaki@leeds.ac.uk

Period of employment: March 15/03/2019 – 31/07/2019

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Research Associate in Business History

Research Associate in Business History

University of Glasgow – Adam Smith Business School

Closes: 15th April 2019

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,210 to £39,610 per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

College of Social Sciences

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and has funding available until 31 August 2021.

You will make a leading contribution to the project: The Making of a Lopsided Union: Economic Integration in the European Economic Community, 1957-1992 (EURECON) led by Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol (See http://e-mourlon-druol.com/eurecon/ and Explanatory Document for more details). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area of postwar international/European economic and business history. Contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals and help manage and direct complex and challenging project(s) as opportunities allow.

To apply for the position, applicants are required to submit (www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs)

  • CV
  • Three references
  • Cover letter explaining how your research experience fits the EURECON project
  • A two-page description of the research you would like to undertake during your tenure, clearly mentioning; the scope of your project, state of literature, the archival sources you would like to use; and the expected outputs. Projects should preferably have a comparative dimension; there is no preference as to the business sector or size to be investigated.

Please upload your cover letter and two-page research document as ONE document.

Interested applicants may contact Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol (Emmanuel.Mourlon-Druol@glasgow.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.

Visit our website for further information on the University of Glasgow’s College of Social Sciences at https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/socialsciences/

Apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/it/iframe/jobs/

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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Professor in Business History at CBS

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant full Professorship in History at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy.

Profile of the position    

In announcing a full Professorship in History, the Department seeks applicants with excellent qualifications and expertise in business and/or economic history. The Professor will be affiliated with the Department’s Centre for Business History. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate an interest in cultural and interdisciplinary approaches and who have a proven track record in developing new and innovative approaches and perspectives in the field.

Research areas of interest to the Centre include but are not limited to

  •  Entrepreneurship and innovation
  •  Narratives and uses of history in organizations and society
  •  History of capitalism
  •  Financial history
  •  Business, markets, government and society
  •  Consumption, marketing and branding

Applicants should have an outstanding teaching and publication record and preferably have published both monographs and articles in high ranking journals in the fields of history, business history and economic history, and/or other business school related journals.

The position is a full Professorship with research and teaching obligations.

Successful applicants must have an international profile, a strong record of research publications, and teaching experience in history. They must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research and teaching, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with industry.

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department as well as maintaining and establishing broad links across CBS.

Responsibilities 

  • Personal research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching.
  • The academic development of discipline.
  • Research management, initiation of research projects, supervision of PhD students, international research co-operation, reviewing for academic journals.
  • Research education and further training of researchers, supervision of assistant professors and assessment committee work.
  • Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programs, including Executive Education.
  • Promoting CBS’s academic reputation.
  • Initiating, fund raising and coordinating research projects.
  • Promoting the teaching and research capabilities of Copenhagen Business School and other relevant assignments at Copenhagen Business School.
  • Contributing to the administrative responsibilities of the Department and to CBS-wide tasks.
  • Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBS’s stakeholders in particular.
  • Active participation in the regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.

Qualifications 

Candidates must document a high degree of relevant, original and up-to-date scientific publications at an international level within the areas covered by the department.

Importance is put on the candidate’s ability to undertake research management and other relevant management functions.

The candidate should be able to document pedagogical qualifications, good teaching evaluations, and the ability to innovate within the educational field.

CBS emphasises the candidate’s ability to establish productive contacts with the business community.

The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information please contact:  Head of Department Lotte Jensen, e-mail: lje.mpp@cbs.dk or Group Leader Mads Mordhorst, e-mail: mmo.mpp@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp.

The appointment will be made on contractual terms corresponding to a salary grade 37 plus a personal allowance.

Application 

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Application must include:

  1. A statement of application.
  2. Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
  3. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in the field’s internationally recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation Index and/or Google Scholar.
  4. Documentation of teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level. Please see guidelines for teaching portfolios.
  5. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  6. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  7. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration.

 

Recruitment procedure  

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Closing date: 3 January 2019.

Job: RA post on ESRC grant

Job Details

Research Associate For quantitative network analysis of appointment diaries

Reference Number

022838

Location

Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building

College / Service

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL & POLITICAL SCIENCES

Job Family

Research And Teaching

Position Type

Full Time

Salary Range

£35,210 – £39,610

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to the ESRC-funded project ‘Quantitative Social Network Analysis of Appointment Diaries’. Specifically, the job requires knowledge of the preparation and analysis of social network data. The post-holder will also be required to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals and help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following activities in conjunction with the Principal Investigator (PI) as appropriate:

1. Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research, taking responsibility for a core element as appropriate, in accordance with the project objectives and project/School/College/University research strategy.

2. Write up research findings/outcomes for publication in leading journals for disseminations as appropriate. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting progress reports and papers as appropriate.

3. Establish and maintain a personal research profile and reputation and that of the School/College/University. Establish and sustain a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, gathering indicators of esteem and identifying opportunities for knowledge exchange.

4. Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project and subject area, and develop/implement a suitable research strategy.

5. Present work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance the research profile of the School/College/University.

6. Take a leading role in the identification of potential funding sources and assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies, planning and developing a line of research activities.

7. Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the project and in the broader School/College/University and wider community (e.g. Academic and other collaborators/partners).

8. Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College/University.

9. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the project and School, including budgets/expenditure.

10. Contribute to elements of teaching within a clear and established programme and carry out associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with PI.

11. Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.

12. Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Head of School and/or PI.

13. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan – Inspiring People – Changing the World.
http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications
Essential
A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in professional qualifications and experience with evidence of personal development in similar role.
A2 Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge in areas relevant to the field of research, specifically social network analysis
A3 Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in specialist subject and of research methods and techniques to work within the subject area.

Desirable
B1 Knowledge of project-specific data sources
B2 Knowledge of specialist IT software, notably R, as appropriate

Skills
Essential
C1 Ability to analyse and organise resources in order to manage time and workload effectively.
C2 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate.
C3 Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity, including public presentations.
C4 Ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector external (e.g. commercial) awareness.
C5 Proven initiative and judgement to resolve problems independently and/or as part of a team.
C6 Good leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills as appropriate.
C7 Willingness to travel to work in the UK/Europe and elsewhere as required by the project

Experience
Essential
E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field
E2 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
E3 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals and/ or at conferences.E4 Experience of independence as illustrated by identification of project objectives from assessment of literature, design and analysis of research data and drafting of papers.

Desirable
F1 An emerging national or international reputation in research.

Job Features

Dimensions
To carry out a range of research activities and functions within academic environments of the highest national or international quality.
Publish and seek funding as appropriate to subject specialism within agreed timescales.
Undertake informal supervision and support of less experienced members of the project team e.g. postgraduate and project students.
Undertake teaching or other duties in accordance with school policy and as agreed with Head of School and PI.
Engage in personal, professional and career development to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.

Planning and Organising
Management of time and prioritisation of all activities.
Planning, organisation and implementation of research project on a weekly/monthly basis.
Plan research directions that are within the available budget.
React to varying project needs and deadlines.

Decision Making
Undertake decision making on all aspects of research project/activities within remit of the role
Prioritise own workload.
Decide on research directions and goals within remit of original project proposal and, as appropriate, adjust research approaches to meet project outcomes.
Identify best journals for publication and meetings/conferences to attend.

Internal/External Relationships
Internal:
University colleagues: to exchange information to ensure efficient working and to facilitate cross disciplinary working.
External:
External bodies/collaborators: proactively maintain co-operation and links at all levels to enhance profile and reputation
Dissemination of data through preparation and presentation of reports/results and participation in meetings and conference calls within the remit of the role.

Problem Solving
Research including technical and theoretical aspects, problem solving and development of original ideas.
Resolving issues in relation to project and budget.
Supporting and mentoring undergraduate/postgraduate students and less experienced team members with problems relating to the research project.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,210 – £39,610 per annum.

This position has funding up to 31/08/2020 in the first instance and is full time at 35 hours per week

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Reference: 022383 Closing Date: 18th November 2018

To apply go to: https://www.gla.ac.uk/it/iframe/jobs/

Post-Doc at Hagley

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at the Hagley Library

The NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society supports residencies in Hagley’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society by scholars who have received their doctoral degrees. Recent PhD recipients as well as advanced scholars are eligible to apply. In accordance with NEH requirements, these postdoctoral fellowships are restricted to United States citizens or to foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least three years. These fellowships are made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Hagley is the pre-eminent research library in the United States on business and its impact on the world. It holds more than seven miles of manuscript materials, more than 300,000 published sources, and visual items in excess of 3 million. Publications drawn from our collections provide foundational knowledge for the rise and influence of big business on politics and society as well as the cultural history of modern consumer society. Documentation of the extensive international operations of firms have provided entry for scholars exploring business and business influences in all areas of the world. While historical research is the principal purpose for most scholars, its active research grant program has funded projects from many fields in the social sciences and humanities.

Two postdoctoral fellowships are available, one of four months and one for eight months. The eight-month fellowship must be taken during the September through May academic year. The fellowships provide a monthly stipend of $4,200, amounting to $33,600 for the eight-month fellowship and $16,800 for the four-month fellowship. Fellows receive complimentary lodging in the scholar’s housing on Hagley’s property for the duration of their residency, as well as office space and the full privileges of visiting scholars, including special access to Hagley’s research collections. They are expected to be in regular and continuous residence and to participate in the Center’s scholarly programs. They must devote full time to their study and may not accept teaching assignments or undertake any other major activities during their residency. Fellows may hold other major fellowships or grants during fellowship tenure, in addition to sabbaticals and supplemental grants from their own institutions, but only those that do not interfere with their residency at Hagley. Other NEH-funded grants may be held serially, but not concurrently.

Applications are due December 1 and should be sent as a .pdf file and include, in the following order:

  • A current CV
  • A 3,000-word explanation of the project and its contributions to pertinent scholarship
  • A statement of no more than 500 words explaining how residency at Hagley would advance the project, particularly the relevance of our research collections.
  • A statement indicating a preference for the four or eight month fellowship.

Applicants also should arrange for two letters of recommendation to arrive separately by the application deadline. These should sent directly to Hagley.

All applications materials, including recommendations letters, should be sent to Carol Lockman, clockman@Hagley.org and must be received by that date for the application to be considered by the selection committee. The committee will make decisions by February 1, with residency beginning as early as July 1. Questions regarding this fellowship may be sent to Carol Lockman as well.

PhDs & PostDocs at Stellenbosch University

A new generation of historians and other social scientists is reinterpreting African history using individual-level archival records. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Biography of an Uncharted People project builds on this momentum, using micro-level evidence of groups often excluded from aggregate statistical records, charting a new biography of South Africans.

Want to be at the frontier of new methodological innovations? Want to study the lives of people often neglected in historical sources? Want to be part of an exciting team of international scholars in the beautiful university-town of Stellenbosch? Then join us in 2019.

PhD and postdoc positions are available. Specific competencies in historical geography (GIS) are highly recommended for one of the postdoc positions, but applications from all subfields of history are welcome. Please visit unchartedpeople.org for more information. Applications close 1 October 2018.

Johan Fourie
johanf@sun.ac.za

Hagley Museum & Library Research Fellow

The Hagley Museum and Library’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society is recruiting for a twelve month Research Fellow and Intern commencing September 1, 2018, or soon thereafter. The position requires approximately two days per week of work which must be conducted at Hagley, and permits the Fellow to make use of a private office for his/her own research activities in addition as well. It may be held in conjunction with other employment (eg teaching or fellowships) so long as those do not interfere with Hagley responsibilities, especially Thursday events.

Responsibilities include:

  • To be present at Hagley on average two days per week, including attending and assisting as assigned at the Center’s author talks, seminars, conference, and brown bags.
  • Conduct research interviews with visiting scholars that will be included in the Center’s Stories from the Stacks
  • Obtain and edit blog articles from visiting scholars that will appear in Hagley’s Research and Collection News.
  • Prepare promotional materials for the Center to post on Hagley’s web page and manage social media for the Center.
  • Network with resident scholars at Hagley and enhance Hagley’s scholarly community.
  • Engage in and share personal scholarship while at Hagley.

 

Compensation:

  • $24,000 for eleven months of work in a twelve month period
  • Private office and computer accessible during Hagley’s regular business hours
  • Status as funded scholar, providing use of Hagley mail, Internet, interlibrary loan, etc.
  • $1,500 for travel to scholarly events or for personal research.
  • No healthcare or other benefits provided

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in history or related discipline; ABD status or above preferred
  • Research interests relevant to Hagley’s collections
  • Experience with programming and/or event coordination
  • Knowledge of social media, spreadsheets, and web page software
  • Well-organized and self-motivated

 

Application Procedure

Send a letter and c.v. to Roger Horowitz, Director, Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, rhorowitz@Hagley.org. The letter should address the following: the applicant’s research interests, programming experience, and social media experience. Applications should be sent as soon as possible and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job advert: The rise of corporate titans

Queen’s University Centre for Economic History is looking for a highly-skilled Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a Leverhulme Trust-funded project (Title: “The Rise of Corporate Titans: CEOs in the UK, 1900-2016”) together with Professor John Turner and Dr Michael Aldous. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 24 months only, starting 1st September 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

 

The main objectives of the project are to:

  1. Discover the characteristics and career paths of UK CEOs from 1900 to 2016.
  2. Identify changes in the role of the CEO over time.
  3. Examine the effects that changes in legal and political institutions, economic environment and industrial organization have on CEO characteristics.
  4. Analyse the relationship between CEO characteristics and firm performance in the long run.

Candidates should hold or be about to obtain a PhD in a discipline with a strong methodological focus in Economic or Business History, or related Management fields.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Michael Aldous, email: m.aldous@qub.ac.uk.

How to apply and further details can be found here.

Postdoctoral Position in Entrepreneurial History at University of Southern California

The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, seeks applicants for a postdoctoral scholar interested in entrepreneurial history.

The postdoctoral researcher will work under the supervision of Professors Noam Wasserman and Christina Lubinski of the Greif Center and in conjunction with Professor Dan Wadhwani of the University of the Pacific. Professor Wasserman is the founding director of the Greif Center’s Founder Central initiative and Professor Lubinski leads its entrepreneurial-history activities.  Founder Central’s new course on Entrepreneurial History will debut in the Spring of 2019.

The position is for 1 year, with the potential of extending this to 2 years. In addition to research, the postdoc will teach one entrepreneurship or general business course per year if qualified, and will receive mentoring in this teaching role.

The Greif Center is among the nation’s leaders in entrepreneurship education and research. Its faculty includes a diverse mix of researchers and practitioners. This year, our undergraduate entrepreneurship program was ranked #4 and our graduate program #8 by US News and World Report. The Greif Center is one of the organizers of the West Coast Entrepreneurship Research Symposium and the sponsor of the Greif Entrepreneurship Research Impact Award — given annually at the Academy of Management conference. In addition to offering courses in the school’s undergraduate and MBA programs, we offer specialized graduate degrees in social entrepreneurship (MSSE) and innovation (MSEI).

Requirements: You should have a Ph.D. (or expect to complete your Ph.D. by September 2018) in history or should have engaged in historically-oriented work in a related discipline (e.g., management, sociology, anthropology, law, economics). Candidates should be interested in historical perspectives on entrepreneurship and its role in socio-economic change. Experience with archival and primary source research is preferred. You will be expected to participate in at least one existing research project while also having time to continue developing your own research.

Qualified candidates should email the following documents to entrepreneur@marshall.usc.edu:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae, specifying research, teaching, and work experience
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Timing: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to start September 2018, although the start date is flexible.

For questions about the position, please contact Christina Lubinski (cl.mpp@cbs.dk) or Noam Wasserman (nwasserm@marshall.usc.edu)

USC Marshall is renowned for its high-ranking undergraduate, graduate, international and executive education programs, an exceptional faculty engaged in leading-edge research, a diverse and creative student body, and a commitment to technological advancement. The research productivity of Marshall’s 200 full-time faculty ranks among the top 15 business schools in the world. For more information about the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, please go to: http://www.marshall.usc.edu.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.