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Research Fellow

University of Aberdeen - Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture - English and Film

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £34,304 to £36,382 (Grade 6)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 10th October 2021
Job Ref: LAN113R

The Walter Scott Research Centre is now working on a ten-volume edition of Walter Scott’s Poetry and has recently received AHRC funding to produce 5 volumes in this series. It is seeking to appoint a research fellow to undertake tasks in support of the completion of these volumes. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of world-class editors.

The post is located within the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture. The successful candidate will report to Professor Alison Lumsden and will work with her and the volume editors.

Opportunities to teach within the English program may be available as part of this post.

The candidate will have a doctoral degree in a topic relevant to Scott Studies and/or textual editing. They will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Attention to detail and a meticulous approach are essential. While some experience of working on a scholarly edition is desirable it is not required. The candidate must, however, have a willingness to learn new skills and will be required to follow the editorial procedures that underpin the project.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6, £34,304- £40,927 pro rata per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

As this post is funded by the AHRC it is available until 31st August 2026.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and probation period.

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This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis. For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10th September 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Alison Lumsden, Regius Professor of English Literature

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Lumsden

Please quote reference number LAN113R on all correspondence

The University embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring. Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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