Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Dorothy Richardson Scholarly Editions

Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Dorothy Richardson Scholarly Editions

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University of Oxford – Faculty of English Language and Literature

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Manor Road

The post arises from an AHRC major standard grant awarded to the Dorothy Richardson Scholarly Editions Project. The project is to provide editorial and research assistance on the Collected Letters and Fiction of Dorothy Richardson. The postholder will be expected to carry out a range of duties relating to the completion of the ten volumes of the critical edition under the direction of the Co-Investigator Professor Laura Marcus at the University of Oxford and the Principal Investigator for the project, Professor Scott McCracken (Keele University). The role will involve working at the University of Oxford and in the archive of documents and materials relating to Dorothy Richardson held at Keele University. Tasks will include: preparing copy texts; checking variants; collation; helping with research on the editorial annotations; and liaising with and giving administrative and general assistance to the project editors and the General Editor. The postholder will also be expected to undertake original research resulting in the publication of articles and/or a monograph, take part in the running and management of the project, travel to libraries and archives, partake in public engagement activities and present the results of research at UK and international conferences.

This full-time post is offered from 1 August 2016 (or as soon as possible after this date), for a fixed-term of 30 months.

Applicants should possess a doctorate in English literature or a related discipline (which must have been awarded by the time the individual takes up the post); an established or developing track record in literary study; sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes; a good knowledge of modernist literature and literary criticism related to modernist literature; experience of working with manuscripts and archives; good proofreading skills; an understanding of the role of critical editions in the field of English Literature; effective presentation skills; the ability to work independently and to work effectively as part of a research team; the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities; excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (oral and written); excellent time management and organisational skills; excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel and the internet; and the ability to take a professional and flexible approach to work.

Applications (which should include a CV and supporting statement) should be made online by 12.00 noon on Friday 6 May 2016. Interviews will be held in Oxford on Wednesday 25 May 2016. Two references will be requested for shortlisted candidates prior to interview.