Friday, October 28, 2011

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Research Associate (80%)

Ref HUM0219


Fixed Term

Salary Type Pro Rata

Salary (£) 30870 - 35788

HUM0219, School of English, Closing date: 13 Nov 2011

The Role

This post has arisen as a result of the award of an AHRC Project Grant to Dr Sarah James, for a large-scale manuscript study of vernacular versions of the Elucidarium circulating in England between the 12th and 15th centuries. The post-holder will assume major responsibility for examining and recording details of the fifty-six extant continental French and Anglo-Norman manuscripts, and will work collaboratively with Dr James on the interpretation of the data collected, in order to better understand the patterns of production, transmission, ownership and use of the vernacular text during this period.

The Person

The successful applicant will have a PhD in some aspect of medieval studies. You will have demonstrable knowledge of Old French/Anglo-Norman. In addition, you will have experience of working with medieval manuscripts.

Full requirements of the role can be found in the attached further particulars.

The School of English

The School of English currently has c. 850 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its permanent academic staff of 28 includes an excellent cohort of highly promising and productive early career researchers alongside senior staff with international reputations. The School also employs over 40 part time Assistant and Associate lecturers who are fully integrated into the life of the School.. English at Kent is based on a commitment to the traditional fields of the discipline, to consolidating the School’s distinctive strengths, and to innovation. Key areas of research such as medieval and early modern studies, American literature, postcolonial studies and modernism have been strengthened by recent appointments.


Further Information –

Closing date for applications: 13 November 2011

Interviews are to be held: Week commencing 5 December 2011


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