Job Opportunity

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Renaissance Skin)

Posted on Tuesday, 14th February 2017

The Department of History at King’s College London is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Wellcome Trust funded research project ‘Renaissance Skin’, led by Professor Evelyn Welch.

The 5-year grant studies the wide range of ways in which skin, both animal and human, was conceptualised and used in Europe between 1450 and 1700. The project team comprises three postdoctoral fellows and a project manager who supports Professor Welch in producing research outputs and organising project events and activities.

The project is European-wide and to assist Professor Welch in her work, the postdoctoral fellows will collectively provide linguistic competencies in either Latin, Spanish, Dutch or Portuguese or other languages, apart from French and Italian, which would be of particular benefit to the project’s objectives. In addition to supporting Professor Welch’s work, the Fellow will also undertake their own associated research. Applicants may specialise in any geographic area but should add competency to the research objectives of the project.

This post is expected to begin between June and September 2017. The selection process will include a panel interview, including a 10-minute presentation. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to supply two writing samples.

Details can be found here:

Contact details for further information: Dr Hannah Murphy (

Closing date for applications: 1st April 2017