|Salary:||£30,487 to £38,205 per annum pro rata depending on skills and experience (minimum £33966 with relevant PhD).|
|Placed On:||20th September 2023|
|Closes:||18th October 2023|
Applications are invited for the above post based at The University of Nottingham, within the School of Humanities (Department of Music).
The role-holder will be an integral member of the interdisciplinary AHRC-funded project ‘Music in the Shadows: Staging Night Worship 800-1300’ at the University of Nottingham, which brings together original research into medieval religious culture with innovative performance-led research events, partnering with medieval churches and church choirs in the East Midlands and beyond.
The successful candidate will work closely with the PI to deliver the project’s research aims, with two primary duties: 1. to conduct original archival research into the richly variegated customs and practices of night worship in medieval religious communities, making notes, transcriptions and (where relevant) translations from the original Latin texts; 2. to assist in the conceptualisation and preparation of three performance events and related symposia in mid-to-late 2024 and to contribute to publications arising.
Applications are welcome from those who hold a PhD (or close to completion) or equivalent in an area of medieval historical research, broadly construed, or in another field if the research is closely aligned to the project’s aims or methods. The candidate must have excellent proficiency in Latin and interdisciplinary interests. Experience of researching aspects of medieval drama, music or liturgy is highly desirable, and/or practical experience in delivering or coordinating artistic or religious performances.
Through their participation on the project the role-holder will gain significant exposure to: the nature and norms of medieval liturgy, transferrable to many avenues of medieval research; working with large amounts of research data in a collaborative setting; and planning and implementing performance-led research. They will produce at least one co-authored publication, and their own career trajectory will be developed through a mentorship programme and access to CPD.
We warmly welcome applications from under-represented groups, regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction. We have an Athena Swan Bronze Award recognising good practice towards the advancement of gender equality in our school.
Shortlisting is anonymous. We cannot see any personal data or the ‘Additional Information’ section in your application until shortlisting is completed. Shortlisting is by criteria-based questions based on the person specification, rather than CV or letter.
This is a fixed-term, part-time (18 hours per week) post commencing 1st December 2023 and ending 30th November 2024.
Days of work per week are flexible. The candidate will be expected to attend scheduled meetings and events in the Nottingham area and online; role-holders who do not live within commuting distance of the University will need to have access to a research library of similar standing.
The project website has more information about the overall design and aims of the research. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the PI, Dr Henry Parkes, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
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