Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Articulation of Racism and Racialisation with Gender Relations

Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880725
  • Closes: 02nd December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Housed under the aegis of UCLs Institute of Advanced Studies, the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the study of racism and racialisation (SPRC) invites applications from early career academics for a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS).

This Fellowship will support a scholar whose work explores the articulation of racism and racialisation with gender relations. This work can be conducted from any discipline or combination of disciplines in the broad fields of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This is a full-time position for 12 months commencing in January 2022.

The SPRC intends to encourage a talented early career researcher in this area by fostering their professional development towards an academic position. Their programme of work will be supported providing a mentor and other opportunities to contribute to the Centres ongoing work. The Fellow is expected to spend 25% of their time supporting, enhancing and extending the activities of the SPRC and the other 75% working towards a publication or publications deriving from their doctoral research project.

Main duties are to carry out a research project on a topic concerned with the articulation of racism, racialisation and gender relations in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and to produce the specified outputs (or equivalent alternatives agreed with the Director of SPRC), as set out in the Further Information section below. To collaborate with colleagues in the SPRC, the IAS and the wider UCL community to foster synergies with other work on racism, racialisation and gender relations.

To work on developing publications from their doctoral research and/or a post-doctoral project, with the help of their mentor. To participate as an active member of the SPRC, and to contribute to seminars and other events aimed at public outreach and knowledge transfer. To comply with and promote UCL policies, including equality, diversity and inclusion policies and Fire and Health & Safety regulations. To carry out any other duties commensurate with the grade and purpose of the post.

Key Requirements

This post is open to candidates with a completed PhD in Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, that was awarded no more than 24 months before 4 January 2022.

This fellowship is intended for recently-examined PhD holders. The period of eligibility specified recognises the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the ability of some early career academics to make applications during the last academic year. Exemption from this criterion may be granted for reasons occurring after the date of the viva voce examination, for example: maternity leave, illness, family commitments etc. If you wish to apply for an exemption, please send an email to and we will review these on a case-by-case basis.

A doctoral degree awarded no earlier than 4 January 2020, expert knowledge within the field of their PhD topic, sufficient to produce. Excellent research, appropriate plans for publication and ability to communicate the results of research to the wider public. Knowledge of an area of research in which racism, racialisation and gender relations are articulated together. Ability to conduct high-quality research and to write it up for publication, as reflected in successful and timely completion of PhD and in presentation of an appropriate plan for publication(s) from the PhD.

Further Details

Please apply through the UCL online recruitment page (

Interviews will be held (online) shortly after the closing date.

If you have any other questions about the post, please contact the SPRC Administrator, Kaissa Karhu:

Please upload the following additional documentation as a single PDF file:

1. A CV (max. 2 pages), including the contact details of two referees.

2. A letter of application (max. 1 page) explaining the reasons for your interest in the post and outlining why you are well qualified for it.

3. Your research proposal outlining your project and indicating its relevance to your PhD topic and/or your experience of working as a doctoral student; and a statement of plans for publication arising from your doctoral research, which you would work on during the period of the fellowship (e.g., preparing journal articles or working on a monograph). (max. 2 pages)

4. A writing sample (one research-based chapter or article, max. 5,000 words). Please send a published piece if possible.

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Closing Date

2 Dec 2021

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This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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