Closing date: 14/05/2014
Research Assistant / Associate – History
King’s College London.
Job ref: WAAH163014MK
Summary: Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate position in the Department of History at King’s College London, to participate in the AHRC-funded project ‘The Making of Charlemagne’s Europe, 768-814’.
The post holder will collaborate in creating a database gathering all the surviving documentary evidence dating from the reign of Charlemagne. The aim of the database is to present this material in a fully searchable and mappable form, so as to allow broad cross-regional links and comparisons. The post holder will be working under the supervision of Dr Alice Rio (Principal Investigator) and Professor Emerita Dame Jinty Nelson (Co-Investigator), and alongside Dr Rachel Stone and Dr Gianmarco de Angelis (Research Associates). The History department has a strong contingent of medievalists and a great deal of expertise in working with digital resources projects in collaboration with the Department for Digital Humanities (DDH), where Mr John Bradley will be responsible the technical aspects of the project.
Detail As well as extracting and inputting data from the relevant source material, the post holder will be encouraged to participate actively in refining the initial design of the database’s user interface and the preparation of accompanying materials (guide to using charters for non-specialists; elites and political relationships; economic and social foundations; religious institutions; archival strategies and patterns of survival).
Applicants are expected to have completed or nearly completed a PhD in History on a topic related to the Carolingian period and/or early medieval documentary sources; to have a sound command of Latin; to have experience of using charter and documentary materials for research purposes; and to be able to work independently. A reading knowledge of German, and experience of working with digital humanities resources, would also be highly desirable.
The appointment will be made at Grade 5/6 depending on qualifications: Candidates awaiting award of their PhD will initially be placed on Grade 5 (£26,527- £30,728 plus £2,323 per annum) then moved to Grade 6(£31,644 plus £2,323 per annum) on award of their PhD.The post is full-time.The position is available from 1 June 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter, for 7 months.
For queries related to the project or the post, please contact Dr Alice Rio at firstname.lastname@example.org.For any application, system or technical queries, please contact email@example.com.Salary £28,850 – £33,967
Post duration 7 months