Oschinsky Research Associate – Visiting Research Fellowship in Medieval Studies at Cambridge University

The Library Syndicate invites applications for an Oschinsky Research Associate for the tenure of 1 October 2022 to 31 July 2023 in collaboration with Girton College.

The Oschinsky Research Associate will be free to pursue research of their choosing in any aspect of the University Library’s collections relating to its medieval manuscripts or medieval archive collections, including their palaeography, diplomatic or codicology. The Library’s medieval collections include manuscripts in Arabic, Hebrew and other Middle Eastern languages as well as Latin and European vernaculars. The proposed research should be of benefit to scholars using the collections in the future.

It is expected that a non-stipendiary fellowship at Girton College will be offered to the successful candidate. The Research Associate will be expected to participate fully in the life and activities of the University Library, e.g. through participation in the Library’s research and public engagement programmes (comprising activities such as talks, seminars, displays, participation in social media, and other events) and play a full part in the intellectual and social life of the college.

The Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline of any university and nationality. Applicants should hold a doctorate in a relevant field and the following criteria will be considered when evaluating applications:

Academic record of the candidate, taking into account the career stage of the applicant

Suitability of the research proposal within the fields of medieval manuscript or archival studies, including palaeography, diplomatic and codicology

Potential of the research proposal to be of benefit to future scholars using the collections of the University Library

Evidence of ability to contribute fully to the life and activities of the University Library and Girton College.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Please visit here, click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to, Dr Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts at sp510@cam.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 13 March 2022.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 28 March 2022.

Please quote reference VE30253 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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