JOB VACANCY: Post-doctoral Researcher in Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000 - South America

We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the team working on a major 5-year research project, Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000, funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant scheme.  The Researcher will join the team from September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.   The project is led by Professor Catherine R. Schenk at the University of Oxford. The overall objective is to analyse the changing shape of international banking networks across the 20th century using an innovative methodology that allows greater specificity and inclusion than ever before.  

Alongside a cohort of three to five Post-Doctoral researchers, the Researcher will be attached to a research stream that will use archival research and advanced statistical analysis to analyse inter-bank relations with financial centres in regions beyond the core of the international system, focussing on  Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile, each of which were connected to the global system in different ways through New York and London.

About you

You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in a relevant discipline, which may include expertise in financial history or another cognate discipline and knowledge of the main trends in international economic history 1870-2000, economic history of Central and South America and history of international banking.  You will have experience in statistical methods (e.g. R, Stata, GIS) and experience in archival research and managing data, fluency in reading Spanish, and be willing to travel to archives in the UK, USA, Europe and Central and South America where appropriate. 

You will hold, or be close to completion of, a doctorate in a relevant field. You will have excellent communication and data handling skills, a demonstrable capacity for independent research, be capable of managing your own academic research and associated activities, and have previous experience of contributing to publications and/or presentations.

This post is full time, fixed-term for three years.

Application Process

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Catherine R Schenk:  

You will be required to complete a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications submitted online and received before noon Friday 29th April 2022 can be considered.

Interviews will be held mid May 2022.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

For information on how to apply see full job details