Senior Research Assistant in C18th Literature and Fashionable Diseases

University of Northumbria, Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Ref: ADS12/05

Salary: £25,449 – £30,929

We have been awarded a prestigious three-year Project Grant from the Leverhulme Trust for ‘Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832’ with Newcastle University, and are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Assistant to work on the subject of English literature and fashionable diseases for a fixed term of three years, to begin early 2013. The successful candidate will work principally with Dr Clark Lawlor and the project team at Northumbria (Professor Allan Ingram and Dr Leigh Wetherall Dickson) and to liaise with the Senior Research Assistant at Newcastle University (who will be directed by Dr Jonathan Andrews).

You will be expected to research and publish on the subject of fashionable diseases, and to take responsibility for aspects of the organisation of workshops, public engagement activities and an international conference. You will also be expected to use a range of web and social media skills, including blogging, to lead in the dissemination of the project activities. It is expected that the successful candidate will have credibility as a researcher in the field of ‘long’ eighteenth-century studies.

You must have an excellent understanding of the concepts and methodologies employed in research in eighteenth-century English Literature, the ability to produce high quality papers and to engage collaboratively with the project team and external bodies such as the Literary and Philosophical Society.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Clark Lawlor on 0191 227 4993 or Closing date: 17 December 2012

If you would like to apply, please send your completed Application Form to quoting the reference number.

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Dr Clark Lawlor
Reader in English Literature
Director of ‘Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832’
Department of Humanities
University of Northumbria
Room 410, Lipman Building
University of Northumbria
United Kingdom

Tel: 0191 227 4993

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