Employment: Research Associate: Publishers and Writers in Shakespeare’s England, St John’s College, Oxford.

Closing date 26th April 2013

Research Associate: Publishers and Writers in Shakespeare’s England,
St John’s College Research Centre,
St John’s College, Oxford.

Applications are invited for a one-year fixed-term position as a Research Associate at the St John’s College Research Centre in Oxford University.  The successful applicant will work with Dr John Pitcher, Fellow in English at St John’s and Dr Freya Cox Jensen, History Department, University of Exeter, on a study of the economics of book production in early modern England, exploring the relationship between publishing, writing, and social status.

The successful applicant will have a doctorate in early modern English history or literature, with particular reference to print culture and book history (applications will be considered from candidates who have submitted their doctoral thesis by the date of the appointment). He or she will be numerate, know how to use a database, generate spreadsheets and keep good records of calculations, be capable of detailed examination of type and settings of early modern books and able to work independently. The Research Associate will also contribute to the project’s development in other respects, by assisting with the preparation of a monograph and by drafting applications for developing and funding the project beyond 2014.

The post is full-time for one year from 1st October 2013. Salary will be on the University’s Grade 7 for Academic and Academic-related staff, currently starting at £29,541 p.a. Further details are available at http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Applications (original plus three copies) consisting of a covering letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and a succinct (1 – 3 page) statement outlining research interests and experience should be sent to the Academic Administrator, St John’s College, Oxford OX1 3JP to arrive no later than Friday 26th April 2013.

E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Interviews will be held in Oxford during the week beginning 20th May 2013.

St John’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Further details are available online here.

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