Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shakespearean Performance in Dublin and Belfast, 1660-1900

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway

A vacancy exists for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a research project on Shakespeare and Ireland, which is funded by The Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS). This project will create a record of performances of Shakespeare's plays in Dublin and Belfast, from the Restoration to the foundation of the Abbey Theatre.

The successful candidate will carry out research on Shakespearean performance in Dublin and Belfast, 1660-1900, and will undertake other related tasks. Candidates should have been awarded the degree of PhD on or before August 2009. Proven expertise in at least two of the following areas is desirable for the position:

. Irish theatre history
. Shakespeare in performance
. Archival research
. Critical editing
. Web-authoring and design

The postdoctoral researcher will be paid ?31,745 per annum. Provision will be made for some travel and research expenses, subject to terms and conditions. The researcher will be expected to participate in and contribute fully to the activities of NUI Galway on a full-time basis during the course of their funding. The post is tenable for one year.

START DATE 1st September 2009

To apply, please send a letter of application (outlining your qualifications for the position), an academic CV, two academic references, and a writing sample to Dr Patrick Lonergan.

Applications and references may be sent via e-mail to Patrick.lonergan@nuigalway.ie
Postal applications may be sent to Dr. Patrick Lonergan, English, School of Humanities, NUI Galway, Ireland.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr. Patrick Lonergan via e-mail or by phone at + 353 91 49 5609

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Monday 4th May 2009.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunity employer.

Further information about this post is available on www.nuigalway.ie/vacancies

Dr Patrick Lonergan
Room 301, Tower Block 1
English Department
NUI Galway


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