Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

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United Kingdom
Dec 26, 2020
Jan 25, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Role Purpose

To create and contribute to the creation and reinterpretation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within a Leverhulme Trust research project 'The Correspondence of Huldrych Zwingli and Johannes Oecolampadius: Translation and Analysis'. The prime activities to be undertaken will be translation from Latin to English, the scholarly annotation of the letters translated (for the benefit of literary scholars, historians and theologians), and the joint writing (with the Principal Investigator) of a substantial interpretative essay to be published alongside the letters, and of two conference papers intended for publication.

Main Duties
  • Contribute to the translation of a defined corpus of material from Latin to English
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines.

Person Specification
  • First degree in area of specialism (Classics, Theology, History or English) and a higher degree relevant to research area or equivalent qualifications
  • An advanced knowledge of Renaissance Latin (preferably with relevant translation experience)
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

Informal enquiries should be directed to the project's Principal Investigator, Nigel Harris, at

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 2nd of November 2020.

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