Vacancy: Research Associate Emotions in Early Modern Colonial Encounters 1600-1800, University of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities (ranked 88th in the world) with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, sciences and major professions.
For the past 100 years, UWA has contributed significantly to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the State of Western Australia and the nation as a whole.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in collaboration with The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide, The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and The University of Queensland, seeks to appoint an exceptional postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Western Australia to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions in Europe, c. 1100-1800.
Working together with Professor Jacqueline Van Gent, the successful candidate will develop a project relating to the role of emotions in early modern colonial encounters in the period 1600 – 1800. The project will be historical in nature, with focus on English, German, Scandinavian or Dutch colonial encounters. Projects combining written and non-textual sources are particularly encouraged. There is scope to work on material culture, museum collections, and the role of emotions in the provenance of colonial objects and to draw connections between early modern and later periods.
This prestigious fellowship (with an additional $16K pa research support) offers an exciting opportunity for innovative and enthusiastic scholars with demonstrated track records in medieval and/or early modern studies and a capacity to engage in interdisciplinary research.
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, applicants must demonstrate:
- A PhD in a relevant discipline in medieval or early modern literature
- A strong track record (relative to opportunity) in research and publication
- Basic familiarity with research trends in the history of emotions
- Demonstrated ability to engage in interdisciplinary research discussions
- Knowledge of the appropriate language(s) and linguistic skills required for successful completion of research
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Interpersonal skills which facilitate collaborative research
- Capacity to work with an academic research team and administrative staff
Benefits include 17% superannuation and generous leave provisions. Some relocation allowance for successful applicants will be considered. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.
Contact: Professor Jacqueline Van Gent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Friday, 27 February 2015