Research Fellow – AR1879MR
Vacancy Description
School of Classics, Salary: £32,004 - £33,943 per annum, Fixed Term: 3 years, Start: 1 July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter

The School of Classics is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research assistant for a Leverhulme Trust Research Project entitled ‘Mountains in ancient literature and culture and their postclassical reception’. The project has two strands: the first is a cultural and literary history of ancient responses to mountains; the second focuses on the postclassical reception of ancient responses to mountains, focusing among other things on 18th- and 19th-century Mediterranean travellers’ accounts. The postdoctoral researcher will work primarily on the second of those strands, working independently to produce four articles; she or he will also work together with the Principal Investigator on an interdisciplinary edited volume.  

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline. He or she will have outstanding research skills and the potential to produce internationally excellent publications. He or she will also have good teamworking and organisational skills. An ability to contribute to the School’s research environment more broadly will also be an advantage.  

The post is available from 1 July 2017 for three years to 30 June 2020.  

For more information about the post and the project please contact the Principal Investigator, Professor Jason König (jpk3@st-andrews.ac.uk).   

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in Arts positions at the University.  You can find out more about Equality & Diversity at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/.   

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/

Please quote ref: AR1879MR

Closing Date: 24 March 2017

Further Particulars:
AR1879MR FPs.doc 

School of Classics
Salary: £32,004 - £33,943 per annum
Fixed Term: 3 years
Start: 1 July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter