Paid Internships: Mind the Gap, Bradford (3 posts)

Closing Date: 29th August 2018

Location: Bradford

Remuneration: National minimum wage – £5.90 (for people aged 18 to 21), £7.38 (for people aged 21 to 24), £7.83 (for people aged 25 and over). We will discuss payment options with you in line with any benefit arrangements.


Mind the Gap is offering 3 x 6-month part-time, paid internships for an Assistant Producer, Assistant Director and Creative Engagement Facilitator. The interns will work on a new, spectacular, outdoor production called ‘Zara: Daughters of Fortune’ and other projects. Mind the Gap is one of Europe’s leading learning disability theatre companies, and is based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. ‘Zara: Daughters of Fortune’ is a co-production with Walk the Plank, funded through Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence and others.

This is an opportunity for people with a learning disability to develop their professional theatre skills by working with Mind the Gap in a supported and enjoyable environment.

To apply for the Internships, you should:

  • Have a learning disability
  • Be over the age of 18 on 1 September 2018
  • Want to get training in professional theatre
  • Want to get more confidence and improve your communication skills
  • Enjoy working with other people

We are looking for applicants who:

  • Want a professional career in theatre
  • Have a passion for theatre and performance
  • Work well in a team
  • Have good time keeping and organisational skills

Dates of Employment:

  • Assistant Producer Intern: 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019
  • Assistant Director Intern: 1 December 2018 to 31 May 2019
  • Creative Engagement Facilitator Intern: 7 January to 5 July 2019

Each internship lasts for 6 months.

Hours: 16 hours per week. (We may ask you to work some evenings and some week-ends. We will work with the successful candidate to manage the internship around their specific needs).

Deadline for Applications: 29 August 2018

Interviews: 3 – 7 September 2018

Base: You will be based at Mind the Gap Studios, Silk Warehouse, Patent Street, Bradford BD9 4SA. The building is fully accessible. Your full access requirements will be discussed and agreed before you start.

For more information, see Mind the Gap’s web-site.

Job: Associate Research Fellow in Disability Studies, Bath Spa University

Contract:  Full-time, fixed-term until 31 March 2020

Salary: £32,548 to £36,613 per annum

Deadline: 1st Feb 2018

Interview date: WC. 29/1/18

About us

At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And we place collaboration at the heart of everything we do.

The Institute for Education is a place where Bath Spa teachers, classroom teachers, education practitioners, academics, and everyone interested in education come together in a community of research and practice. We want to build on our strengths to provide a community for education professionals and to align with the University’s strategic vision.

This role will be working as part of the ‘Disability and Community: Dis/engagement, dis/enfranchisement, dis/parity and dissent’ project aka the D4D project. The project will involve the universities of Bath Spa, Bristol, London, Manchester Metropolitan, Liverpool Hope and Bristol Robotics Laboratory based at UWE. Also involved are several community partners, including Accentuate, Screen South, Disability Arts Online, the New Vic Theatre in Stoke, Shape Arts, DadaFest, NDACA, Graeae Theatre, Misfits, along with campaign organisations, grassroots groups, charities and other stakeholders such as Action on Disability and Work and Designability, stroke support groups.

The project will explore multiple issues around the theme of disability and community. It will work across the spectrum of disability, involving close collaboration between researchers, participants, research partners and stakeholder organisations. D4D will seek to enhance agency and challenge discriminatory and excluding practices.

Through its work-streams, the project will seek to inform policy and practice, and alongside our participants, the research team will aim to challenge current perceptions of disability and to introduce new discourses in the field.

About the role

This role will play a key role in supporting the research activities for D4D team members (academic and non-academics) in the D4D project. More detail about the project can be found here:

About you (requirements)

You will have completed a PhD (or be about to complete a PhD) in a field that relates to the work of the D4D project. With a working knowledge of research methods and techniques, you will make a clear contribution to the project as a proactive independent researcher.

You will have excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to manage a range of research and administrative activities, whilst demonstrating a flexible approach to meet competing deadlines and demands.

Applicants with specific experience within Disability Studies are encouraged to apply. Applicants with lived experience of disability/ experience working with communities/ evidence of commitment to the values embedded in the D4D project are likewise encouraged to apply.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Professor Martin Levinson at

How to apply

For further information/to apply on-line please visit Please note CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed. Any queries should be emailed to

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

Applications from disabled applicants will be welcomed, and the university will endeavour to meet all requests for reasonable adjustment for access or other requirements.

Postdoctoral Research Associate: ‘Life of Breath Project’, Bristol

The Life of Breath team at the University of Bristol are recruiting a postdoctoral research associate in history of medicine. The post, offered for 2 years, could examine the recent history of COPD, which has not so far been the subject of major historical study. However the PIs are also happy to discuss other ideas for research relevant to the Life of Breath project.

The successful applicant will be mentored by a multidisciplinary team, consisting of Prof Tim Cole (Bristol, history), Prof Gareth Williams (Bristol, medicine and medical history), and Prof Havi Carel (Bristol, project PI).

Applicants should have a PhD in medical history, and research experience in the field. It is not essential that your work is in the specific field of the project, although prior research on breathing and breathlessness would be an advantage. Candidates considering applying for this post are encouraged to contact Professor Havi Carel to discuss their ideas and the post.

Download the full person specification and find out how to apply here

The start date for this post is 1 September 2017. The closing date for applications is midnight Wednesday 21st June 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, ‘Diseases of Modern Life: C19th Perspectives’, Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in 19th-Century History of Medicine/Science/Culture

University of Oxford, Gibson Building

Deadline for applications: 30th June 2017

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the team working on the European Research Council funded project, ‘Diseases of Modern Life: 19th Century Perspectives’. The post is full-time and will be fixed-term from 18 October 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for the remainder of the grant which finishes on 31 January 2019.

The postholder will work under the direction of Professor Sally Shuttleworth, and will be expected to produce a monograph, or series of articles, relating to the project research, present their research at UK and international conferences, assist with media activity, and help organise public engagement activities.

Candidates should have been awarded a PhD in a relevant field (such as history of medicine or science, or literature) by the time of taking up the post. You should show outstanding academic promise, and be willing to assist in the organisation of seminars, workshops and conferences, and contribute to the general running of the project.

Applications must be submitted online. You will be asked to upload a CV, supporting statement, an outline of a potential book project or series of articles, and a sample of written work. Please ensure all documents are uploaded as PDF files. Please quote the following vacancy reference number in all correspondence: 129050.

Candidates should ask two referees to submit reference letters directly to the Project Administrator, Alyson Slade, using the email address below, by the closing date.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 30 June 2017. It is hoped that interviews will be held in the last two weeks of July 2017.

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 – £32,958 p.a.

Editor-in-Chief post at Medical Humanities

The Institute of Medical Ethics and BMJ are looking for the next Editor-in-Chief who can continue to shape Medical Humanities into a dynamic resource for a rapidly evolving field. Candidates should be active in the field, keen to facilitate international perspectives and maintain an awareness of trends and hot topics. The successful candidate will act as an ambassador for the journal supporting both pioneering authors and academics publishing their first papers. The candidate will also actively promote and strengthen the journal whilst upholding the highest ethical standards of professional practice. International and joint applications are welcomed.

Interviews will be held on 24th March 2017.

Term of office is 5 years; the role will take 12-15 hours a week.

Contact Kelly Horwood ( for more information and to apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and your vision for future development of the journal.

Application deadline: 24th February 2017.

Start date: June 2017

Further information here.

Postdoctoral Associates (2 positions), Medical Humanities, Rutgers University

Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA), Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ

Call for Applications, 2017-18

Postdoctoral Associate (2 positions)

The Medical Humanities is an emerging field that explores the relationship between culture and society, on the one hand, and medical science and clinical practice, on the other. A growing body of scholarship in this area approaches the experience of embodiment, health, illness, and medical treatment as a question rather than a given.

For the 2017-18 CCA seminar, we plan to gather those who share our interest in exploring what becomes possible when the realms currently governed by “the medical” and “the humanities” are allowed to intersect and overlap: faculty and graduate fellows, medical professionals, artists, and distinguished guests.

Topics of interest will include but are not limited to the history of disease, illness, health, and care; the visual culture of medicine; disability studies; medical narratives of all kinds, including scientific narratives; race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the study of health and illness; global health; and the classification and treatment of mental health.

The seminar will meet approximately once every two weeks for three hours on Wednesday afternoons over the course of the 2017-18 academic year.  We will read and discuss scholarship related to the medical humanities, and members will circulate and present work-in-progress.  In addition, distinguished guests will visit the seminar to discuss current projects and share insights and expertise.

In 2017-18, CCA will sponsor two external postdoctoral associates. Postdoctoral Associates will receive a $45,000 salary, health benefits, and a private office in the new Rutgers Academic Building on the College Avenue campus. During the course of the academic year, Postdoctoral Associates teach one undergraduate course in a relevant department within the School of Arts and Sciences, which is arranged through the CCA. Since the CCA Postdoctoral Associate position is considered a residential appointment, candidates must agree to establish residency within a forty mile radius of the New Brunswick campus during the 2017-18 academic year.

All materials must be uploaded to the Interfolio system by 9th Jan. 2017. Please direct all inquiries about this search to


All requirements for the PhD must be completed by 1st August 2017.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, a 250-400 word abstract of your research project, a research statement (no more than 4 single-spaced pages), and a detailed proposal for an advanced undergraduate course that you would like to teach. For more details, visit the job posting.

Post: Special Collections Project Manager (C18th Medical Humanities), Glasgow

The University of Glasgow Library has secured funding from the Wellcome Trust for a project to transcribe the 18th century catalogues of William Hunter’ s library using our new collections management system, EMu, and need a Project Manager. This twelve month grade 6 post will manage the digital humanities /medical humanities project “William Hunter’s Library: a transcription of the early catalogues”. The post holder will have day to day responsibility for producing a digital edition of William Hunter’s original library catalogue using 18th century sources in Special Collections, overseeing the work of a small transcription team and ensuring outcomes are widely disseminated and publicised. This project is funded by Wellcome (Research Resources for Medical Historians).

For more info see

Closing date for applications is 18th September 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Gardham(Senior Librarian and Head of Special Collections).

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