Sunday, October 03, 2010

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Research Associate:'Monumental Shakespeares: A Transcultural
Investigation of of commemoration in twentieth-century Australia and

Department of English, King's College London

The College seeks to appoint a Research Associate to work on an
Australian Research Council-funded research project entitled 'Monumental
Shakespeares: A Transcultural Investigation of of commemoration in
twentieth-century Australia and Britain', held jointly by Professor
Gordon McMullan (King's) and Professor Philip Mead (University of
Western Australia), under the direction of Professor McMullan. The
Research Associate will undertake research in the National Theatre
Archive and elsewhere into the commemoration of Shakespeare in the
twentieth century - focusing primarily on the Shakespeare Tercentenary
in 1916 and its impact - and will work with the two Co-Investigators and
a Sydney-based Research Associate to produce outcomes that will include
a research paper (perhaps collaborative with Prof McMullan), two
colloquia and a database. The Research Associate will be required to
report to and to attend regular meetings with Professor McMullan and
work with Professor McMullan and, as appropriate, Professor Mead and the
Australia-based Research Associate.

Applicants should have a PhD in English or a related subject and will
demonstrate prior engagement with one or more of the following: theatre
history, the Shakespeare canon and its reception, the cultural contexts
and impact of World War One, ideas of cultural memory and memorialisation.

The appointment, which is funded to a specific total, is fixed-term, is
to commence as soon as possible and is to conclude at the end of January
2013; the working hours - which will be front-loaded, i.e.,
approximately full-time for the first six months and then approximately
half-time for the remaining two years - will be agreed depending on the
start date [e.g. if the starting date is 15 October, then the post will
be at 28 hours per week (80%) for the first six months and the remainder
of the term will be at 15.75 hours per week (45%)].

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Gordon McMullan .

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and
experience, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £33,070 to £34,943 per
annum, inclusive of £2,323 London Allowance, per annum. Benefits include
an annual season ticket loan scheme and a final salary superannuation

Further details and application packs are available on the College's
website at, or alternatively by emailing Human
Resources at All correspondence should
clearly state the job title and reference number G6/AAE/460/10-JL.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 October 2010.


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