News: Doctoral Assistant position, Late Medieval Religiosity in England, University of Lausanne

Closing date 15th June 2013

Doctoral Assistant position,
Late Medieval Religiosity in England: The Evidence of the Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century Devotional Compilations,
University of Lausanne.

A Swiss National Foundation for Research Project (2013–2016) directed by Professor Denis Renevey

Professor Denis Renevey, director of the three-year project ‘Late Medieval Religiosity in England : The Evidence of the Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century Devotional Compilations’, subsidised by the Swiss National Foundation for Research (SNFR), invites applications for the following two positions at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Starting date: 01.09.2013 or 01.10.2013
Length of contract: One year, renewable twice (total three years)
Rate: 100%
Place of work: University of Lausanne, English department, 1015 Lausanne – Dorigny, Switzerland
Gross yearly salary c. SFr. 40’000.-

The successful candidate must have:

  • a serious interest in medieval English religious literature
  • preferably, a Master’s degree in medieval English literature
  • interest in manuscript studies
  • interest in and ability to contribute to the administration of the research project
  • ability to work individually and as part of a small research community

Description of the work:
The appointed doctoral assistant will contribute to the team’s work by offering entries to an on-line catalogue of devotional compilations. The chosen candidate will research various literary strategies used by compilers (choice of base text, slight changes, major changes, stylistic features) that make his authorial intentions. Short visits to the British Library, the Bodleian Library in Oxford, and the Cambridge University Library, among others, will be necessary for the completion of the doctoral project. Funding will be available. He/she will take part in the organisation of an international conference on devotional compilations and will present aspects of the doctoral project. The aim is for the candidate to complete the doctoral project within the three-year period.

Application documents:
Applications (with ‘Post-doctoral’ or ‘Doctoral’ clearly indicated should be sent by e-mail to Eva Suarato.

To view the Post-doctoral position, please click here.

Applications should include a CV, a letter explaining interest in the position, and copies of your degree certificates.

Further information about the project must be requested via e-mail prior to sending the application to:

Denis Renevey
Professor of medieval English Language and Literature
University of Lausanne
CH-1015 Lausanne

Application deadline: 15.06.2013

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