Employment: Research Associate in Early Modern Cosmology/Astronomy, Cambridge

Closing date 2nd September 2013

Research Associate in Early Modern Cosmology/Astronomy,
University of Cambridge -Department of History and Philosopy of Science

Limit of tenure: 30 September 2014

The AHRC-funded project, ‘Diagrams, Figures and the Transformation of Astronomy, 1450-1650’ held by Prof. N. Jardine, FBA, Dr S. Kusukawa and Prof. L. Taub, has, since October 2008, been researching the role of diagrams, images and tables in astronomical books printed between 1450 and 1650. The team are seeking to appoint a full-time post-doctoral research associate for the final year of the project, to help complete the on-line database of astronomical images and accompanying texts. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (and will hold a PhD certificate) before taking up the post. The work involves bibliographical and image research, a substantial amount of copy-editing and proof-reading, data management and organization. Previous experience with rare books and copy-editing, and the ability to work to deadlines are essential. Knowledge of Latin, early modern astronomy and database management is desirable.

How to Apply

Please complete Parts 1 and 3 of the University’s CHRIS6 application form available online. Please also provide a cover letter; an up-to-date CV; a list of publications; and a sample of original, written work in the area of early modern science (c. 5,000-8,000 words).

The individual documents should be combined into a single file which should be submitted by email tohpsjobs@hermes.cam.ac.uk. Please include your surname in the file name. For shortlisted candidates, references will be taken up prior to interview unless you advise that you do not wish UC to do this.

For further particulars please visit our website www.hps.cam.ac.uk. Further information about the Department can also be found at this site. Informal enquiries may be made to the Administrator (tel: 01223 334540, email:th10001@cam.ac.uk).

Quote Reference: JN31042

Closing Date: 2 September 2013

Interview Date: 16/09/2013

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