Research Assistant – AR2807DO

The School of History is seeking to appoint to a position within the St Andrews Book History research group, assisting our current work to extend and improve coverage of the Universal Short Title Catalogue.  This is a full-time position, for a fixed term of two years, beginning on 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.  


The successful candidate will require experience working within the field of the history or literature of Continental Europe in the Early Modern period, and to have prior experience of working with early printed books.   


Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website ( The Universal Short Title Catalogue is described at its website (  


In addition to the application form, candidates are asked to submit: a covering letter detailing how their previous experience qualifies them for the post; a CV including a list of publications; and the names of three referees.  


The application must not exceed a total of 10 pages of A4.  


To discuss this post informally, candidates might also wish to contact the Director of the Universal Short Title Catalogue, Professor Andrew Pettegree (    


Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in Research posts at the University.  


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:  


Closing Date: Friday 19 May                                 


Interview Date: Tuesday 20 June   


Please quote ref: AR2807DO           


Further Particulars: AR2807DO FPs.doc


School of History

Salary:  £29,762 – £35,308 per annum (£30,487 - £36,024 as of 1 August 2023)

Start Date: 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed Term: 2 years 



Research Assistant – AR2807DO