Researcher in History/Politics

University of Leeds

Leeds, UK 🇬🇧

Are you a researcher with a strong background in history? Do you have experience of conducting and writing-up archival research? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

We are seeking to appoint a historian to conduct archival research at the London Metropolitan Archives and the National Archives on water fountains, water companies, water services, and water infrastructure in London in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The research is part of a project on the politics of water in London, which explores the expansion of drinking water fountains and the transition from private to public water services. 

The project is led by Dr Geoff Goodwin, Lecturer in Global Political Economy in the School of Politics and International Studies. The post would particularly suit an historian of nineteenth century and/or twentieth century Britain, ideally London, but applications from historians with other expertise and experience of working in archives are welcome, especially those who are interested in water and/or infrastructure. The work is flexible and can be carried out at any time. However, it must be completed by June 2023. The potential of co-authored article(s), blog(s), and further research funding will be explored.

With a strong background in history, ideally nineteenth and/or twentieth century British history, you will also have experience of conducting and writing-up archival research.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Geoff Goodwin, Lecturer in Global Political Economy, email:  

Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute: School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS)
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £28,762 to £34,308 per annum pro-rata
Working Time: 20% FTE (equivalent to 7.5 hours per week)
Post Type: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed term to 30 June 2023)
Release Date: Wednesday 25 January 2023
Closing Date: Wednesday 08 February 2023
Reference: ESLPO1081
Downloads: Candidate Brief  

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