The above full-time post is available from December 1st 2018 until 30th November 2019 on a fixed-term basis.
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-
class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice.
Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
Ween courage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employ ability of our students.
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of the project PI Prof Maria Fusaro.
The successful candidate will work under her supervision and that of Dr Guido Rossi (University of Edinburgh), one of the senior fellows of the project Average-
Transaction Costs and Risk Management during the First Globalization (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries).This European Research Council funded project focuses on the historical analysis of institutions and their impact on economic development through the investigation of a legal instrument -
general average(GA) - which underpins maritime trade by redistributing damages' costs across all interested parties.
The PDRA will work on Malta, one of the main centres of maritime traffic in the Mediterranean, where the archives of some local notaries contain a wealth of sea protests related to General Average, which will shed light on the development of GA at the intersection between common law and ius commune.
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification / experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.
Applicants will be fluent in both English and Italian, as these are the languages in which the primary evidence is written.