|Salary:||£42,365 rising to £48,424 per annum (pro rata), inclusive of London allowance|
|Placed On:||20th September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
We are seeking up to four postdoctoral research associates for our project on seventeenth-century non-elite writings and writers. Posts are fixed term for 25 months at 0.5 FTE on the Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘Written Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England’ based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
You will undertake dedicated research on a Leverhulme Trust large project grant, researching and writing on non-elite writing in seventeenth-century England. You will work in archives, develop the project database and work on developing your own academic writing in an individual paper.
Working closely with Principal Investigator (PI) Sue Wiseman and Co-Investigator (CI) Brodie Waddell, you will focus on one of four interlocking packages for research: non-elite writing generated in the provinces; in and in relation to London; by women; and in relation to travel and encounter. This involves investigating datasets and working in archives. You will help the PI and CI to expand the database, working to build entries, establish formats and keep records. You will work with the PI and CI to join literary and historical methods in approaching the material and reflect on methodologies. Working primarily with the PI you will help to prepare a colloquium and potentially liaise with participants. Finally, you will develop a research paper on non-elite writing to deliver verbally and work towards shaping for publication.
You should have a good first degree (probably in English Literature, History or a related area); have completed a PhD in a relevant subject area (which will most likely be English or History); and have a record of academic publication supported by robust plans for present and future research. You will need a basic ability to work with a database; have basic ability to research in English language manuscript and print primary materials 1570-1730; and you should be willing to build on and improve those skills and to put together historical and literary methods. In order to contribute to the project’s research outputs you must also be able to write to a high standard and be able to show that you have strong abilities in research and writing.
This role is fixed-term for 25 months.
Salary and benefits:
Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £42,365 rising to £48,424 per annum (pro rata)
Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.
The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.
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