Postdoctoral Research Post at RHUL

12 December, 2014

Postdoctoral Researcher (6 month post) in Drama and Theatre

Department of Drama and Theatre

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £27,647
Closing Date:  Friday 09 January 2015
Interview Date:  Thursday 29 January 2015
Reference:  1114-255

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work as a member of the AHRC-funded project ‘Sequins, Self & Struggle: Performing and Archiving Sex, Place and Class in Pageant Competitions in Cape Town’, based in the Department of Drama & Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. We are looking for applicants with research expertise in South African archives and performance histories with an interest in developing their own knowledge around the specificities of Cape Town’s cultural and political landscape. Candidates with research specialisms in gender, sexuality, historiography and/or archives and with experience and interest in collaborative research practices and social engagement are particularly encouraged. The project is highly interdisciplinary and draws on fields such as gender and queer studies, performance studies, cultural geography, African studies and visual culture. 


We are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates who will contribute to the development of culturally and socially engaged collaborative research; a digital archive on pageant competitions in Cape Town; and the organization of an international symposium in London in July 2015.


Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies, African Studies, Cultural Geography, Visual Culture or other related field.  A working knowledge of Afrikaans would be of great value to the project, though it is not a requirement of the position.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post available from 1 March 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 6 months. This post is based in Egham, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.


For an informal discussion about the post and the research project, please contact Dr. Bryce Lease on or +44 (0)1784 443939


The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.


Best wishes




Dr Bryce Lease

Department of Drama and Theatre
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX United Kingdom
Dept office tel: +44 1784 443939 

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