Research Assistant - AR1673ML
Vacancy Description
School of History, Salary: £26,052 - £31,076 per annum, Start Date: 1 May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed Term: 1 year 5 months
The School of History is seeking to appoint to a position within the St Andrews Book History research group.  The successful candidate will work on the project, ‘Preserving the World’s Rarest Books’.  This project is financed by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York.  This is a full-time position, for a fixed term of one year and five months, 1 May 2017 – 30 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate is likely to have experience working within the field of either Italian or French history or literature, and to have prior experience of working with early printed books.  A good command of either French or Italian is essential.  Command of Latin or one other European language in addition to English would be an advantage.  There are no teaching duties attached to this post, although opportunities to obtain teaching experience may be available by agreement with the Project Director.

Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website (www.st-andrews.ac.uk). The Universal Short Title Catalogue is described at its website (www.ustc.ac.uk). To discuss this post informally candidates might also wish to contact the Director of the Universal Short Title Catalogue, Professor Andrew Pettegree (admp@st-andrews.ac.uk).

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  If you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of St Andrews will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship from the UKVI for you to take up this post.  All non EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid in order to commence work at the University.  Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website:  https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas.
The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Interview Date:  6 April 2017
Please quote ref:   AR1673ML

Closing Date:  10 March 2017

Further Particulars: 
AR1673ML FPs.doc

School of History
Salary: £26,052 - £31,076 per annum
Start Date: 1 May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed Term:  1 year 5 months