Neil Davidson Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship

Applications are invited for the inaugural Neil Davidson Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship.

Named after our late colleague, Neil Davidson, in recognition of his enduring work as historian, theorist, teacher and activist, the Fellowship is intended to support early career researchers whose work is informed by, and seeks to extend, progressive and radical traditions of critical investigation broadly conceived, whether through the development of new historical or theoretical scholarship or through the pursuit of original empirical research.

The Fellowship provides six months full-time stipendiary support, as well as an academic mentor, with the intention of allowing the recipient the time and space to publish material deriving from their doctoral thesis and to make the conclusions of their work available to a wider audience, academic and/or non-academic. 

Applications would be particularly welcome from those working on areas in which Neil made enduring contributions: Marxism and Marxist theory; the concept and histories of bourgeois revolutions; the histories and present forms of class struggle; trade unionism, anti-racism and other liberatory social movements; the causes, consequences and theorisation of uneven and combined development; radical political economy; Scottish history and politics; nationalism and ethnicity; cultural and aesthetic analysis.

Applicants can come from within any academic discipline but projects should be shown to be relevant to the concerns of the Fellowship as outlined above. Applicants should hold a PhD, awarded within the last three years, or expected to be awarded imminently. We would particularly encourage applications from ‘first generation’ entrants to higher education.

The closing date is Thursday 20 January 2022. 

Further details are available on the University of Glasgow vacancies page. Search for vacancy reference 075508.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Andy Smith