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Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - School of Critical Studies

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £29,176 to £32,817 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th January 2021
Closes: 4th February 2021
Job Ref: 047785

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the School of Critical Studies within the College of Arts. You will contribute to the project, Titles of the New Testament: A New Approach to Manuscripts and the History of Interpretation (TiNT), working with Dr Garrick Allen. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

The successful candidate will carry out a large-scale study related to the New Testament’s titles, paratexts, and/or manuscripts that addresses one of the project’s six critical questions:

  • the diachronic development of paratextual traditions (especially titles in all their forms);
  • the provenance of New Testament works in historical imagination;
  • the relationship between bibliography and canon;
  • the design, codicology, and artistic features of manuscripts;
  • scribal identities and the sociology of textual transmission; and
  • traditions of textual segmentation.

Applicants will have experience working with manuscripts, basic digital literacy, good Greek language skills.

Please direct all enquiries to Dr Garrick Allen at and refer to this website for further information:

This post is fixed term for 3 years.

Please upload 3 documents with your application: CV, cover letter, and a 1-2 page project proposal document addressing one of the project’s six critical questions.

Apply online at :

Closing date: 4 February 2021

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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