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Job opportunity: Professor of English, Australia National University

Australia National University is seeking to appoint a Professor of English in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics. The ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics (SLLL) was established in 2014, uniting key areas of expertise in literary, language, and cultural studies. SLLL seeks to advance knowledge in these fields through conducting world-leading research, by providing an outstanding education experience for undergraduate, postgraduate and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, and by engaging with secondary schools, public events such as literature and film festivals, embassies and with other cultural, government and non-government institutions.

In addition to programs in literary studies, gender and cultural studies, linguistics and modern European, Classical and Indigenous Australian languages, the School is home to the Centre for Classical Studies, the Australian National Dictionary Centre, the ARC Centre of Excellence in the Dynamics of Language, and the Institute for Communication in Healthcare.

As a multidisciplinary School we have vibrant and mixed seminar programs which host both national and international speakers. We run numerous events, often in collaboration with ANU’s Humanities Research Centre, which was established in 1972 as a centre for innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship and has hosted many of the world’s leading humanities scholars.

ANU is ranked as the top University in Australia for Humanities and Social Sciences. Literature, Languages and Linguistics were all ranked 4 or 5 (‘above world standard’, or ‘well-above world standard’) in the ERA research assessment exercise.

The Professor of English in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics is a crucial position in leading and delivering successful research and educational leadership and strategic direction, consistent with the strategic plans of CASS and the ANU. The Professor will be responsible for research and educational leadership, and for shaping the strategic direction of English, consistent with the strategic plans of SLLL, CASS and the ANU.

A full job description and application instructions can be downloaded below.

Applications close 6 October 2019.

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Job: Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Manuscript Studies (0.8FTE)

Radboud University Nijmegen is advertising a position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Manuscript Studies (0.8FTE) to be part of the research team of the ERC-funded project Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages. The dissemination, manipulation and interpretation of Late-Antique sermons in the Medieval Latin West (PASSIM).

The Postdoctoral Researcher will study the customisation of patristic sermon collections for use in the liturgy and Divine Office in medieval manuscripts from the 7th to the 15th century, with a particular emphasis on the Carolingian homiliary of Paul the Deacon and its reception.

Location: Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Duration: 3 years
Starting date: 1 January 2020 (negotiable)

Deadline for the application: 18 August 2019
Interviews: 16 September 2019
Contact: Dr. Shari Boodts (PI)

Full details of the job offer can be found here: https://www.ru.nl/werken/details/details_vacature_0/?recid=602071
More information on the research project can be found here: https://applejack.science.ru.nl/passimproject/?page=contact

Employment: Director, Monash Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Monash University in Melbourne, Australia is seeking to appoint a Professor or Associate Professor to build upon its longstanding research strengths in Medieval and Renaissance history and to position the Monash Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) as a global leader in these fields. This teaching and research position offers an opportunity to build research collaborations both within Australia and internationally, and to use innovative teaching practices to extend the well-established cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Monash Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) was established in 2012 and has grown rapidly to be one of the most dynamic and successful centres for the study of pre-modern European history in Australia. The Centre is located at Monash Clayton campus and uses the Monash University Prato Centre in Italy to offer several of its undergraduate units in intensive mode and for an annual postgraduate conference.

The successful applicant will be appointed at the level and appointment type appropriate to their qualifications, experience and in accordance with the relevant classification standards.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

For further information please see the Monash University website: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/591770/associate-professorprofessor-of-medieval-renaissance-or-early-modern-history 

Closing Date: Tuesday 25 June 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

Roles for senior and early career MEMS scholars, Australian Catholic University

The Australian Catholic University in Melbourne is seeking further researchers (senior and early career) of outstanding potential and demonstrated achievement with expertise in medieval and early modern studies to join its recently established research program within ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry. Please follow the following link for details:

https://careers.pageuppeople.com/456/caw/en/job/974909/research-fellowsenior-research-fellow-medieval-early-modern-studies

See also: https://www.acu.edu.au/research/our-research-institutes/institute-for-religion-and-critical-inquiry/our-programs/medieval-and-early-modern-studies

The work of applicants should encompass religion, broadly conceived, in the medieval and early modern periods. The recent round of appointments established strengths in late medieval and early modern Italy and the Low Countries, late medieval and early modern Central Europe, early modern France, the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman world, and the history of the papacy; the cultures of time, religious violence, theology and literature, women’s spirituality, popular religion, politics, and theology.

With this further round of appointments, the MEMS Program seeks scholars whose work will complement and expand these strengths. Applicants to the first round are welcome to re-apply.

To apply and for further information, see the ACU website. Applications close 16 April, 2019.

Postdoc opportunity, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

The DISSINET project (“Dissident Religious Cultures in Medieval Europe from the Perspective of Social Network Analysis and Geographic Information Systems”), based at Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Department for the Study of Religions and funded by a “Projects of Excellence” grant from the Czech Science Foundation for the period between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2023, is searching for a postdoctoral researcher to join its recently established team. The position is full-time, fixed-term, for 24 months with a very likely extension (based on the quality of collaboration) to the end of the project (31 December 2023). The expected start date is 1 April 2019 (negotiable). The deadline for applications is 20 February 23:59 CET (UTC+1).

Qualifications:

· Ph.D. or equivalent in history, medieval studies, the study of religions, or another field related to the project’s focus

· Specialization in either (a) religious dissent and/or inquisitorial or other trial records in medieval or early modern Europe, or (b) historical research informed by computational, network-analytical, or quantitative methods

· Secure command of Latin and English

· Computer-friendly mindset (tables, digital tools)

· Academic writing skills in English

· Team spirit, moral integrity, reliability

We offer:

· Full-time research position in a committed interdisciplinary team working on an exciting frontier research project

· Competitive salary above the average for similar positions in the Czech Republic (good ratio between salary and local living costs)

· Individual research budget for participating in conferences and workshops, buying books, etc. (ca. 3,000 € each year)

· Training and growth in interdisciplinary digital research (social network analysis, geographic information systems, databases)

· Participation in writing high-profile publications in history, social network analysis, and the digital humanities

· Friendly and informal working environment

The position requires physical presence in Brno, the Czech Republic.

The selection procedure has two rounds: the first is based on the submitted attachments, the second (for short-listed applicants) is based on written exchange and interview through Skype or personally in Brno.

The candidate’s doctoral degree does not need to be recent for this postdoctoral position. Career breaks do not pose any problem. Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.

More information about this position and link to the e-application:

https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/44430 .

Please feel free to contact the project’s PI, Dr. David Zbíral, at david.zbiral@mail.muni.cz if you have any questions.

Waitangi Tribunal careers: Senior Researcher/Analyst

The Waitangi Tribunal, based in Wellington, New Zealand is currently advertising a Senior Researcher/Analyst role in the Research Services team.

Applications are encouraged from those with broad and in-depth professional and intellectual knowledge of research methodology and a proven track record of delivering complex research assignments. Strong analytical skills and knowledge of, and expertise in, New Zealand history, public policy or law will also be advantageous.

Applications close 15 February, 2019.

For more information see the Ministry of Justice website: https://apply.justice.govt.nz/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in_organid=18808&in_jnCounter=223545794

British Academy Global Professorships 2019

The British Academy is providing mid-career to senior scholars – active in any discipline within the social sciences and the humanities and based in any country overseas – with the opportunity to work for four years in the UK and make a contribution to UK research and higher education. This new programme aims to demonstrate and further enhance the UK’s commitment to international research partnerships and collaboration as well as strengthen the UK’s research capacity and capability in the humanities and the social sciences.

Each four-year appointment is intended to be a complete project in itself and is expected to involve a specific research focus, although the British Academy does not have a preferred model for the balance of time to be spent between research and teaching (which may vary over the course of the award and will depend on the UK host institution’s needs).

The aim of the programme is to enable world-class internationally-recognised established scholars to further their individual research goals while strengthening the UK research base and advancing the research goals and strategies of their UK host institutions.

Eligibility Requirements

 Applicants must:

  • Be a world-class internationally-recognised mid-career to senior researchers who are currently employed outside the United Kingdom, on a permanent contract (which may be part-time or full-time) or, if temporary, would normally be on a contract that will not end during the course of the grant unless expressly agreed with the Academy prior to the application being submitted that such an application would be considered eligible, in any field of the humanities or the social sciences.
  • Hold a doctoral degree (or have equivalent research experience).
  • Be available to take up an unpaid leave of absence, a long-term secondment or employment at an eligible UK host institution. Eligible institutions include but are not limited to the British International Research Institutes.
  • Awards are only available to individuals, to be held in an institutional context. Co-applicants are not permitted.
  • Awards will not be made retrospectively: this means that the work for which support is requested must not have commenced before the award is announced.
  • Awards must be taken up between 1 August 2019 – 1 February 2020.

Value and Duration

Awards are for a period of 4 years. The British Academy will provide funding of up to £187,500 per annum, and up to £750,000 over four years. The host UK institution will be expected to contribute £37,500 per annum (20% of the Academy’s annual contribution) to help support the applicant’s salary in each of the four years.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s grants application system, Flexi-Grant.

  • Application, reference, supporting statement and UK host institution application approval deadline: 17.00 (UK time) on Wednesday, 6 March 2019.

For further information, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPI619/global-professorships-2019/

Contact: internationalgrants@thebritishacademy.ac.uk or Tel: +44 20 7969 5220

Waitangi Tribunal careers: Researcher/Analysts

The Waitangi Tribunal, based in Wellington, New Zealand is currently advertising roles for Researcher/Analysts in the Research Services, Inquiry Facilitation, and Report Writing teams.

Researcher/Analysts in the Research Services team assist with the preparation of expert research reports for the Tribunal on both historical and contemporary topics. These reports form part of the evidential record for Tribunal inquiries.

Researcher/Analysts in the Inquiry Facilitation team are responsible for providing robust advice for inquiry planning and procedures throughout the Tribunal process, and are required to work closely with a wide range of people including the judiciary, Tribunal members, claimants and counsel.

Researcher/Analysts in the Report Writing team are responsible for assisting with the drafting of Tribunal reports, providing advice and analysis throughout the Tribunal report writing process, and work closely with the judiciary and Tribunal members, and colleagues in the Tribunal Unit.

These roles would suit individuals with a tertiary qualification in New Zealand history, Māori studies, public policy, law or other relevant disciplines, or relevant professional experience.

Salary range is NZ$61,132 – $86,303. Applications close 24 January 2019.

For more information and to apply, see the Ministry of Justice website: https://apply.justice.govt.nz/jobs/MOJ-1375129

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowships, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

The University of Queensland (UQ) Node of the Centre for the History of Emotions is inviting expressions of interest for three postdoctoral visiting fellowships, for a period of up to ten weeks, from early career researchers who are Australian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants should possess a PhD awarded within the past five years, and be based within the disciplines of either English Literature or Art History. They should be working on a topic in the history of emotions, broadly conceived.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) is a national humanities research initiative undertaken collaboratively across eight Australian universities. Established in 2011 by the ARC’s Centres of Excellence program, CHE has its headquarters at University of Western Australia, with research and outreach Nodes at the Universities of Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Macquarie University, University of New England and Western Sydney University. The Centre draws on the expertise of scholars in such diverse disciplines as social and political history, the history of ideas, literary criticism, art history and musicology. By studying earlier experience and culture, the Centre aims to produce a new, cross-disciplinary, and comprehensive understanding of the long history of emotions.

The three UQ CHE Visiting Fellowships will be located within the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) which will allow the opportunity for participation in the research activities of the Institute. IASH facilitates the deep and extended exploration of traditional humanities disciplines such as history, philosophy, and literature, while also developing the scope for further intersections with more recent developments in the humanities (for instance, cultural studies and communication) and significant applications of them in contemporary contexts (for example, science communication). Successful candidates will be required to be in residence during their tenure of the fellowship, which can be taken up within any consecutive ten-week period from February until July, 2019. They will be expected to present one academic seminar during the fellowship. Fellows will be assigned a working space and the use of UQ Library facilities. The fellowship includes a stipend of up to AUD10,000 to cover living expenses.

Expressions of interest should include a one-to-two page cover letter outlining research interests; a one-to-two page research and writing plan for the fellowship, with details of publication goals; a CV (maximum five pages) with contact details of two referees; and a writing sample of approximately five thousand words.

Please address the expressions of interest to Professor Peter Holbrook, Director of the UQ Node of CHE, at uqche@uq.edu.au.

Applications must be received by Friday, 30 November 2018. Please direct all enquiries about the fellowships also to the UQ CHE email.

Vacancy: Historian at the Office of Treaty Settlements, NZ Ministry of Justice

The Historian team at Crown-Maori Relations (the new entity now housing the Office of Treaty Settlements) is hiring for a permanent role for a historian.

You’ll participate in front-line negotiations of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims and provide historical advice to inform the negotiations. You’ll be part of a team that assists iwi groups, and develops meaningful redress packages for claimants. The team also provides historical advice to inform decisions on applications for customary rights under the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011 (MACA).

For full details and to apply, see https://jobs.govt.nz/jobs/MOJ-13534a

Applications close on 14 September.