Gepubliceerd op 17-08-2016

Vacature: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Leeds)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Leeds – School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Location:Coventry, Leeds

Salary:£31,656 to £37,768 Grade 7

Hours:Full Time

Contract Type:Contract / Temporary

Placed on:16th August 2016

Closes:11th September 2016

Job Ref:AHCLC1002

Location: Leeds – Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures

Contract Type: Fixed Term (from 1 January 2017)

Fixed term for 3 years, from 1 January 2017  

Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy (c. 1350-c. 1650)

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies invites applications for one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to be held from January 2017 for 36 months within a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

This project, led by Prof. Simon Gilson (PI, Warwick), Dr. Federica Pich (Co-I, Leeds) and Dr. Guyda Armstrong (Co-I, Manchester), focuses on Petrarch commentary and exegesis in Renaissance Italy (c. 1350-c. 1650). The project runs for three years from 1 January 2017 and is a collaboration between academic and library staff at Warwick, Leeds, Manchester and the John Rylands Research Institute. One researcher is sought at Leeds for this period, preferably beginning 1 January 2017. A researcher will also be recruited to work with the team at Warwick.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow is expected:

  • to conduct research via databases, bibliographies, inventories, library research trips, and other materials, along lines previously agreed with Dr. Federica Pich, to study the diffusion of exegesis on Petrarch in the Italian Renaissance. The nature of the materials to be examined will be determined through discussion with Dr. Pich, Prof. Simon Gilson, the Principal Investigator (Warwick), Dr. Guyda Armstrong, the project’s other co-investigator (Manchester), and the John Rylands Research Institute;
  • to produce, in collaboration with the research team, an electronic census of manuscript and printed works relative to Italian exegetical activity related to Petrarch c.1350-c.1650;
  • to write two substantial articles analysing relevant works and topics;
  • to provide frequent reports on the research conducted, to assist in conference preparations and management of public events, including exhibitions, and a website, and to assist in preparing conference papers for publication;
  • to present his/her findings to international conferences and to promote this area of research, as appropriate, within local secondary schools.

Applicants will be expected to have obtained or expect to shortly obtain a PhD with specialisation in an aspect of Italian Studies or field relevant to the project.

Please indicate in your application or cover letter whether you intend to apply for i) the Leeds post only or ii) the Leeds and Warwick position. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Federica Pich, tel +44 (0)113 343 3589, email f.pich@leeds.ac.uk

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