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Research Assistant: The Elizabeth Montagu Collected Letters Online (EMCO)

Oxford Brookes University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Oxford
Salary: £24,029 to £26,243 pro rata, rising annually
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2018
Closes: 25th October 2018
Job Ref: 058542

This is a 0.5 fte, 3 year fixed term contract.

The Elizabeth Montagu Collected Letters Online (EMCO) is looking for a part-time (0.5) Research Assistant, based at Oxford Brookes University for the duration of 3 years. This position will support the digital publication of Elizabeth Montagu's correspondence in collaboration with Swansea University. The position will require the RA to catalogue, transcribe, annotate, and/or proofread documents against source document for accuracy and formatting. The RA will aid the Project Manager and the General Editors to manage and supervise the workflow via the transcription and document management tool, Transkribus, for which training will be given. The applicant has to be able to work cooperatively and independently with the Editor-in-Chief, Prof Nicole Pohl, of Oxford Brookes University.

Oxford Brookes University is one of the UK¿s leading modern universities and has recently undergone a multi-million pound campus redevelopment programme. Its research-intensive Department of English and Modern Languages has a growing and substantial international reputation in many areas. It teaches BA and MA degree programmes in English Literature, Drama, Creative Writing, Japanese and Applied Languages, and supports a wide variety of PhD students and postdoctoral research. This ambitious, friendly, inclusive Department offers a stimulating home for the right candidate.

As a Postgraduate Reserach Assistant you should have:

  • knowledge of eighteenth-century British literary and cultural history;
  • the ability to accurately read a wide range of difficult handwritten historical texts;
  • demonstrated resourcefulness in tracking down and synthesizing information in a wide range of institutions and historical sources;
  • strong communication skills, keyboarding accuracy, and proficiency/familiarity with in XML and TEI standards, and a grasp of documentary editing techniques.

The candidate will be a postgraduate applicant with at least a Master's degree in English Literature or a related field.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and a résumé with two references.

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

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