Employment: Research Associate, Magic and the Expanding Early Modern World, Manchester

Closing date: 01/03/2015
Research Associate,
Magic and the Expanding Early Modern World,
University of Manchester.

Reference: HUM-05937
Faculty / Organisational unit: Humanities
School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Division: History
Employment type: Fixed Term
Duration: 1/6/2015 to 30/11/2015
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary: £30,434 per annum
Hours per week: Full time

The University of Manchester invites applications for a Research Associate on the exhibition project “Magic and the Expanding Early Modern World”. The exhibition will be staged at the John Rylands Library in Manchester and co-curated by Dr Jenny Spinks and Dr Sasha Handley, both Lecturers in Early Modern History at the University of Manchester. You will be based in the History division of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, and will work extensively with early modern materials in Manchester collections. You will have a PhD in early modern history or a related discipline, expertise in early modern print and/or manuscript culture, and demonstrable familiarity with the history of supernatural beliefs and debates c. 1400–1800. The role will primarily involve research on items to be included in the exhibition, the preparation of a range of catalogue and display texts, and assistance in planning for the exhibition and associated academic and community events. You will work under the supervision of Dr Jenny Spinks, with the position funded through her Arts and Humanities Research Council Early Career Fellowship on “Magic, Diabolism, and Global Religion in European Print Culture, 1500–1700”.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr Jenny Spinks, Lecturer in Early Modern History

Email: jenny.spinks@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Wednesday 28 January

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars available online here.

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