Offre d’emploi – Research Associate in Early Franciscan Thought

Research Associate in Early Franciscan Thought
King’s College London – Theology and Religious Studies

Closing date: Midnight on 16 November 2018

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, spine 31, £37,412 per annum inclusive of £3,223 London Weighting Allowance per annum


The Research Associate will work on a European Research Council Starting Grant Project, ‘Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought in Paris (c. 1220-45)’. The Principal Investigator on the Project is Dr Lydia Schumacher, Reader in Historical and Philosophical Theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, to whom the Research Associate will be directly responsible. The focus of the ERC project is the works of Alexander of Hales and John of La Rochelle, and above all, the collaboratively authored Summa Halensis, so experience working with these texts or others in the wider Franciscan intellectual tradition will be important. In particular, the Research Associate will be asked to contribute publications on early Franciscan philosophy; and/or the relationship of early Franciscans to later scholastic thinkers, especially Franciscans; and/or the early Franciscan reception of Arabic sources. The tasks of the Associate have been outlined in the further particulars and require excellent Latin and English language skills as well as knowledge of some modern languages and prior training in medieval theology and philosophy.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract of 12 months

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

The selection process will include a presentation on the candidate’s current research; a panel interview; and an assessment of the candidate’s skills English, Latin, and at least one modern language.

Contact: Dr Lydia Schumacher,

To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.

Candidates are asked to prepare a statement of up to one side of A4 explaining the subject matter and type of publication (article, PhD thesis, book) they could contribute to the ERC project. They will also be asked to submit a writing sample of less than 10,000 words (published or unpublished).

Source : King’s College – London

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