Employment: Research Assistant, “The Figure of the Witch Project”, University of Bristol

Deadline: 31 October 2013

The University of Bristol wishes to appoint a Research Assistant for a period of three years from 1 February 2014, to work upon Professor Ronald Hutton’s research project, “The Figure of the Witch”, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project is designed to further understanding of the early modern European witch trials and beliefs by investigating more thoroughly their ancient and medieval roots. Applicants should have secured a PhD degree. Further particulars are available from the University at www.bris.ac.uk/jobs by entering the vacancy number ACAD100469.

Contact for informal enquiries: Professor Ronald Hutton:


Timescale of appointment: Shortlisted candidates will be notified on or around Friday, 15 November 2013 and invited to interview. They may be required to submit a sample of their work (in English, 5–8,000 words).

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 31 October 2013; Anticipated start date: February 2014

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