Research Associate on Humphry Davy Letters Project

Lancaster University is recruiting a research associate to work on the Davy Letters Project. Here are the details of the post:

Part-time Senior Research Associate

English & Creative Writing
Salary: £32,277 pro rata
Closing Date: Monday 11 August 2014
Interview Date: Friday 29 August 2014
Reference: A1039
Working on the MHRA funded Davy Letters Project, you will assist the Project’s PI, Professor Sharon Ruston to work on the Collected Letters of Sir Humphry Davy, a four-volume print edition to be published by the Oxford University Press in 2018.
You will have a PhD in history or literature (or award within 12 months) concentrating on the eighteenth and/or nineteenth centuries. Direct experience with eighteenth- and/or nineteenth-century manuscripts is desirable, as are publications upon or in a field related to eighteenth- and/or nineteenth-century literature and/or science. Previous editorial experience, particularly previous work on a scholarly edition of letters would be an advantage.
This is an excellent opportunity for an early career researcher to receive training in scholarly editing, experience of project management, research networking opportunities, and research mentoring which may lead to joint and sole-authored publication.
This is a 0.54fte position for 12 months from 1 October 2014 until 30 September 2015.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Sharon Ruston. For further details of the post, click here.
Further information on the Department of English and Creative Writing can be found at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/english.
We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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