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OPPORTUNITY: Postdoctoral Fellowship at The University of Sydney

The Secret Life of Demons
REFERENCE NO. 513/0215
CLOSING DATE: Friday 24 April 2015 

Further details

Based within the School of Letters, Art and Media , the University of Sydney Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) to undertake research into medieval understandings of sexuality, love, marriage and the nexus between these.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate position is full-time fixed term for two years and comes with a generous research support of $16,000 per annum. The applicant would be required to develop a research project within the ‘Meanings’ program of the CHE, related to the relationship/s between love, sexuality, and marriage in the European Middle Ages and Early Modern period (CE 1100-1700) as our Centre of Excellence is based around European Emotions 1100-1800.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline in the field of Medieval Studies or Early Modern Studies and have demonstrated reading facility and palaeographic skills in one or more of the languages of medieval and early modern Europe.

Applicants are invited to submit a one-page research proposal or plan of research ideas relevant to this area with their application.

The successful candidate will:

  • plan and undertake high quality research, including research trips to relevant international libraries and archives
  • produce high impact conference presentations and publications relating to the research project
  • endeavour to publicise the research to a wider public audience
  • be involved in and if required organise activities relating to the Sydney Node of the CHE, the Meanings Program, and the CHE in general.

Some relocation allowance for successful applicants will be considered. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

This role will commence in July 2015 or as soon as practicable thereafter.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Remuneration package: $98,053-$100,897p.a. (which includes a base salary of $82,856-$85,259p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

For specific enquiries please contact Dr Juanita Feros Ruys on juanita.ruys@sydney.edu.au General enquiries can be directed to Emma Treacy-Matunga, Lead Recruitment Consultant on 02 8627 1236

CLOSING DATE: 24 April 2015

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.