Salaried Ph.D. in Oral History (Belfast)


The Queens University Belfast CITI-GENS project (Collaboration in Training and Innovation for Growing, Evolving and Networked Societies) has recently advertised 10 PhD studentships / early stage researcher contracts.

One of these projects involves working with Dr Anna Bryson and Professor Kieran McEvoy at QUB on ‘oral history in transition’. The PhD will develop in partnership with the British Library (key point of contact – Dr Rob Perks) and the Greek Oral History Association (key contact – Prof. Riki Van Boeschoten).

This is a great opportunity for the right person to take on a prestigious paid PhD. The fellowship covers fees and offers an annual salary of £24,246.99 (with pension) or £28,925.25 per year (without pension). The Fellows are appointed as employees of QUB whilst completing their doctoral study – and will receive full social security coverage (ensuring access to healthcare) and the option of full membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme. ESRs also benefit from other general conditions for QUB staff members such as annual leave entitlement (23 days), child care vouchers and the QUB Perks Card.

Full details on the project can be found here:

Please note that the Marie Curie mobility rule applies – the applicant must NOT have resided or carried out their main work / studies in the UK for more than 12 months prior to call deadline (10 July 2020).

Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and preferably a completed Master’s. Relevant disciplines include law, history and the social sciences.


Post Location: Belfast
Post Duration: 36 months
Post Hours: full-time per week