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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 11 July 2022

Interviews will take place on Monday 18 July 2022 at The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and Thursday 21 July 2022 at the Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.

2 vacancies for recent PhD graduates at our venues in Leeds and Hertfordshire.

Part Time: 28 hrs/wk (80% FTE)
Fixed Term: Two year, fixed term

Salary: £23,746 for 28 hours/week p.a. (FTE £29,683) + 3% pension contribution and other benefits

Location

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Perry Green
Much Hadham
Hertfordshire
SG10 6EE

The Henry Moore Institute is located in Leeds city centre. Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is located 30 miles north of London, mid-way between London and Cambridge.

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity that will enable two recent PhD graduates or Early Career Researchers to gain experience in thriving cultural and research institutions, as well as the opportunity to develop their own research portfolio in a supportive and well-established research environment. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates who are under-represented within the organisation.

The successful candidates will be pro-active and knowledgable post-doctoral researchers, whose expertise in the histories of sculpture will complement that of the Research Teams at the Henry Moore Institute and the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, and will form a key element of our public programmes. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of research, writing and communication skills, and will be comfortable working both as part of the Research Team and independently. A current institutional affiliation is not necessary for either post.

Post One: based at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

The candidate will be based within the Henry Moore Institute’s Research Team, and will contribute to the development and delivery of our public programme of exhibitions, lectures, conferences and seminars. The candidate will be expected to deliver a specific research project within the two-year term relating to the post-holder’s area of specialism, which we anticipate will form part of the Institute’s public programme. The candidate will make full use of the resources available in the Institute’s Sculpture Research Library and Archives, and the Leeds Sculpture Collection. It is expected that the candidate’s project will engage with under-represented areas of research, expanding both academic and non-specialist understanding of the histories of sculpture.

Post Two: based at the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens, Perry Green, Hertfordshire

The candidate will be based within the Henry Moore Collections and Programmes Team and will contribute to the development and delivery of our public programme of lectures, conferences and seminars. The candidate will be expected to deliver a specific research project within the two-year term relating to the postholder’s area of specialism. We are looking for proposals with a specific focus on aspects of the life and work of Henry Moore or in which the study of Moore is a significant component. We are keen to encourage new and under-represented perspectives of Moore’s work in all areas. Proposals may include but are not limited to research incorporating post-colonial theory into Moore’s work and its global contexts, or Moore as a Collector.

How to apply

Our successful candidates will have completed or be due to submit a PhD in Art History or a related subject. They will have a detailed knowledge of sculpture and its histories and will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity. They will have excellent organisation and communication skills and a good level of IT skills. They will be able to organise their workload and remain calm under pressure.

If you are excited by either of these opportunities and, having read the job specification, you have the skills and experience to meet the requirements of the role, we would be pleased to receive an application from you along with a complete research proposal including the project rationale, timescale and research schedule which should be submitted with the application form. Proposals should detail both the project outcomes and expected legacies in the form of publications, grant applications or research networks.

To apply, please download the recruitment pack, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form below.

Please state whether you wish to apply for the Leeds or Perry Green role.

RECRUITMENT PACK (8.7MB)
APPLICATION FORM (0.1MB)
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES MONITORING FORM (0.1MB)

Please send completed application forms, equal opportunities monitoring forms, and research proposals to recruitment@henry-moore.org

Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 11 July 2022

Interviews will take place on Monday 18 July 2022 at The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and Thursday 21 July 2022 at the Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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