Employment: English Medievalist for Victoria County History of Gloucestershire,

Closing date: 31 August 2013

English Medievalist for Victoria County History of Gloucestershire,
Victoria County History -Gloucestershire County History Trust.

Details: The Gloucestershire County History Trust is starting work this autumn on two new VCH ‘Red Books’, and seeks an experienced historian to research and write the medieval history components (Anglo-Saxon to 1540) of two towns, Cheltenham and Cirencester.

Work will be carried out to the established standards of the VCH, as overseen by the University of London, Institute of Historical Research. Locally, the work will be under the direction of County Editor Dr John Chandler. The appointee will have access to materials and facilities at Gloucestershire Archives, but will be contracted on a self-employed basis and will meet all own expenses. The Trust envisages this being a one-year full-time post; if undertaken part-time over a longer period some draft texts relating to both towns will be required during the first year.

The Trust offers a contract in the sum of £25,000 for this work. Follow-on work on other parishes may be available in due course, as funding permits.

The successful appointee will have a sound record of postgraduate research and publication in English history, and experience of reading medieval Latin documents. The Trust seeks a well-organised self-starter, familiar with local and national medieval sources for urban history; some experience of working on the VCH or allied projects is desirable.

How to apply: by email to vchglos@btinternet.com by clicking the APPLY button below and attaching a CV, 1-page covering letter, and contact details of two academic referees. Please include ‘Medievalist vacancy’ in the subject line. Shortlisting will take place in the first week of September, and interviews (in Gloucester) as soon as possible thereafter.

Further info: for background on the Trust, and on the Victoria County History in Gloucestershire, seewww.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/gloucestershire

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