Deadline: 12 noon, Monday 2 March 2015
Research Fellow – Gospel Books, Fixed Term – One Year, Department of History of Art and Architecture, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD, under Dr. Rachel Moss & Ms. Susie Bioletti. Appointment will be made at Point (01) of the IUA Level 2 Post-Doctorate Researcher salary scale, i.e. €37,750 gross per annum. Please note that the successful applicant must be available to commence in this post on 13 April 2015. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 18 March 2015.
The Trinity College Dublin Gospel Books Research Fellow position will be a full-time appointment, starting 13th April 2015. The duration of the post is 1 year, terminating 12 April 2016. The candidate will be based in the Department of History of Art and Architecture in Trinity College Dublin, working under the direction of the project Academic partner, Dr Rachel Moss and Conservation partner Susie Bioletti in collaboration with the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library. The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in History of Art, Medieval History or a closely related subject.
In collaboration with other members of the research group, the Postdoctoral Researcher will contribute to the planning and delivery of the research project, including dissemination of research findings through the preparation of metadata for the digitized texts, exhibition materials, delivery of conference papers and academic publication. Work will focus on the art historical interpretation of four gospel books, Codex Usserianus Primus (TCD MS 55), the Book of Dimma (TCD MS 59), the Book of Mulling (TCD MS 60) and the Garland of Howth (TCD MS 56) within the broader context of early medieval gospel illumination. The successful candidate will have the ability and willingness to work as part of a research team, an interest in the specific objectives of the project, practical experience in working with medieval manuscripts and historical sources, experience of following and adapting research methodologies, a willingness to systematically collect, and input, project data and excellent communication skills. Some experience of public engagement around historical research would be desirable.