Offre d’emploi – Research Assistant/Associate (Medieval Book History/Digital Texts)

Newcastle University – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd April 2019
Closes: 21st April 2019
Job Ref: B206417R

Unit: English Lit, Language & Linguistics

Sub Unit: English Lit, Language & Linguistics



£27,831 – £29,515 per annum (PhD Near Completion – Assistant Level)

£30,395 – £39,610 per annum (PhD Awarded – Assistant Level)

The School of English Literature, Language, and Linguistics invites applications for the post of Research Assistant/Associate to work in the field of medieval book history. The post is funded by Dr Aditi Nafde’s AHRC project ‘Manuscripts After Print c.1450-1550’,

You will work with Dr Nafde in designing and trialling a digital reading and handwriting app, and have the opportunity to work with rare books librarians, calligraphers, and printers as part of the impact activities of the project. Alongside this, you will have the opportunity to use the project’s networks to develop their own research project on medieval and digital reading and writing practices.

You will have a completed or near complete PhD in medieval literature that demonstrates an expertise in late medieval book history, including palaeography and/or manuscript studies and/or early print and/or reading practice and/or textual and bibliographical studies.

You will be joining a world-leading team of scholars working on early literatures in the School of English. Dr Aditi Nafde’s research is on manuscript production in the late medieval period and Dr James Cummings’ work is on medieval drama and digital interfaces. A shared interest in material cultures links medieval with early modern research in the School. Early modern studies at Newcastle has a well-established track record in scholarly editing and current projects include a Complete Works of Thomas Nashe (Richards) and a Complete Poetry of Ben Jonson (Connolly). The successful candidate will also be embedded in the thriving interdisciplinary community of Medieval and Early Modern scholarship via MEMS (

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system

Further information regarding the school can be found here:

This is a part time (0.5FTE – 18.5 hours per week), fixed term post available for the duration of 1 year.

Informal enquiries: please email Dr Aditi Nafde: ; or Head of School, Dr James Annesley:

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Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

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