Bourse – Oschinsky Research Associate (Cambridge, 2023-2024)

The Library Syndicate invites applications for the Oschinsky Research Associateship for the tenure of 1 October 2023 to 31 July 2024 in collaboration with Girton College. The Oschinsky Research Associate will be free to pursue research of their choosing in any aspect of the University Library’s collections relating to its medieval manuscripts or medieval archive collections, including their palaeography, diplomatic or codicology. The Library’s medieval collections include manuscripts in Arabic, Hebrew and other Middle Eastern languages as well as Latin and European vernaculars. The proposed research should be of benefit to scholars using the collections in the future. The Fellow will also be expected to participate fully in the life and activities of the University Library, e.g. through participation in the Library’s research and public engagement programmes (comprising activities such as talks, seminars, displays, participation in social media, and other events). It is expected that a non-stipendiary fellowship at Girton College will be offered to the successful candidate.

The Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline of any university and nationality. Applicants should hold a doctorate in a relevant field and the following criteria will be considered when evaluating applications:

  • Academic record of the candidate, taking into account the career stage of the applicant
  • Suitability of the research proposal within the fields of medieval manuscript or archival studies, including palaeography, diplomatic and codicology
  • Potential of the research proposal to be of benefit to future scholars using the collections of the University Library
  • Evidence of ability to contribute fully to the life and activities of the University Library and Girton College.

Fixed-term: for 10 months until 31 July 2024.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts at

Please note you will need to upload a statement outlining your research proposal (a maximum of 2 A4 single-spaced pages) alongside your covering letter and CV, as well as completing the online application form. Please include details of three referees; references will only be taken up for shortlisted candidates.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 22 January 2023.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 27 February 2023.

Please quote reference VE34603 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Source : University of Cambridge

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