Postdoctoral Research Associate @ University of Sydney Node of Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions – Call For Applications

Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Sydney
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Letters, Art and Media

Full-time fixed term for two years, Academic Level A

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.

Based within the School of Letters, Art and Media , the University of Sydney Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) to undertake research into medieval understandings of sexuality, love, marriage and the nexus between these.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate position is full-time fixed term for two years and comes with a generous research support of $16,000 per annum. The applicant would be required to develop a research project within the ‘Meanings’ program of the CHE, related to the relationship/s between love, sexuality, and marriage in the European Middle Ages and Early Modern period (CE 1100-1700) as our Centre of Excellence is based around European Emotions 1100-1800.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline in the field of Medieval Studies or Early Modern Studies and have demonstrated reading facility and palaeographic skills in one or more of the languages of medieval and early modern Europe.

Applicants are invited to submit a one-page research proposal or plan of research ideas relevant to this area with their application.

The successful candidate will:

  • plan and undertake high quality research, including research trips to relevant international libraries and archives
  • produce high impact conference presentations and publications relating to the research project
  • endeavour to publicise the research to a wider public audience
  • be involved in and if required organise activities relating to the Sydney Node of the CHE, the Meanings Program, and the CHE in general.

Some relocation allowance for successful applicants will be considered. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

This role will commence in July 2015 or as soon as practicable thereafter.

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Closing Date: 24 April 2015.