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Research Associate: The Correspondence of Daniel Defoe

KEELE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Research Associate – The Correspondence of Daniel Defoe (1 year fixed term)

Grade 7 Starting salary £32,004

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate. This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to work on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project entitled ‘The Correspondence of Daniel Defoe’. The project will produce a new scholarly edition for Cambridge University Press of the letters of Defoe (1660-1731) and investigate the literary, personal, and political contexts of Defoe’s correspondence and related writings.

The successful candidate will undertake archival and bibliographic research into primary and secondary materials relating to Defoe’s life and writings. This involves conducting archival work in England and Scotland to source and transcribe primary materials. You will have the opportunity to communicate findings to academic and other audiences at conferences along with assisting in the planning of training events and public engagement activities.

Applicants must a have a PhD in literature or history (ideally with a focus on the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries) or equivalent qualification, and experience of planning and conducting research activities including collecting and analysing data. To be successful you must have excellent communication skills, with a professional and flexible approach to work and be skilled in writing high quality reports and other research documentation.

The post is available for 1 year with an expected start date of the 1st September 2017. 

For full post details please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies

Closing date for applications: 15th May 2017
Interviews will be held 9th June 2017
Post reference: KU00000451