Leverhulme Trust Research Associate in Early Modern French History (two-year fixed-term)
Call for applications
University of Cambridge - Faculty of History
Salary: £24,775 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Closes: 27th November 2015
Job Ref: JJ07470
Applications are invited for a two-year Leverhulme Trust Research Associateship in Early Modern French History with an emphasis on the history of medicine, science and consumption. The post is available from 1 January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a post-doctoral position and it is expected that candidates will either have completed, or be about to complete, a PhD dissertation. Appointments will be made on the Research Assistant (grade 5, pre-PhD) or Research Associate (grade 7, post PhD) salary scales.
The post is part of a research project 'Selling exotic plant products in Paris, 1670-1730', funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. The successful applicant will work alongside the Principal Investigator, Dr Emma Spary, and the project's PhD student, Laia Portet, to conduct research on the trade and consumption of exotic plant products in Paris and Versailles around 1700. The appointee will be jointly responsible with the Principal Investigator for organising a workshop and preparing an edited volume based on the papers presented at it. The appointee will be based in central Cambridge but will also be expected to undertake periods of research in Paris.
The successful applicant will have fluent French skills, and knowledge of Latin is desirable but not essential. She or he will also be familiar with archival work and ideally also with early modern palaeography. A background in the history of science or medicine is desirable but not essential. Research of international standing will be expected, with evidence of published output.
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Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Samples of written work will not be requested unless the candidate is short-listed. The names of two referees should be included in the online 'application for employment' form.
Informal enquiries may be made to the Faculty's HR Clerk, Mrs Joanne Pearson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 01223 335350).
Interviews for this post are expected to take place mid-December.
Please quote reference JJ07470 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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