Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Anglia Ruskin University
July 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099
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Job Category

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Vacancy Type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Duration

10 Months

Employment Type

Full time

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Faculty/Prof Service

Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education & Social Sciences

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  • Job Description and Person Specification (PDF, 161.74kb)

  • Expectations of Academic Staff (PDF, 161.69kb)

  • About ARU:

    ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). ARU's research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK's leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.

    About the Role:

    We are seeking a Postdoctoral researcher to assist in the AHRC-DFG funded project, ‘Scientific Poetry and Poetics in Britain and Germany, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (1580-1750)'. The position will be funded for 10 months, with a proposed start date of 1 October 2024.

    The project – an Anglo-German collaboration – explores early modern natural philosophical poetry, with the aim of bringing unknown texts to light and showing how poetic writing was central to the practice and communication of scientific knowledge.

    You will work with Dr Cassie Gorman (project Co-I) to support workstream 2, ‘Women's Scientific Verse'. This workstream explores a substantial body of lesser-known, marginal or unpublished work by early modern women, much of it composed in and for manuscript, which engages knowingly and creatively with natural philosophical ideas. With the Co-I, you will conduct archival research, transcribe texts, work towards producing critical editions and help to maintain the project website. With support from the research team, you will help to organise a conference and attend other project events and group meetings. You will need to have a degree plus PhD (or near completion) and will engage in independent research on a topic related to the project.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Cassie Gorman, Associate Professor of Early Modern Literature and Philosophy, at [email protected].

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that ARU will carry out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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