Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Trade in Medieval Manuscripts in America c. 1900-1945
London Senate House

Job reference: 001521

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 17/11/2019

Salary: Starting from £36,452 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: Institute of English Studies (IES) - academic

Hours per week: 35


Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in the trade in medieval manuscripts as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant Project: Cultural Values and the International Trade in Medieval European Manuscripts, c. 1900-1945 (CULTIVATE MSS). The position is a fixed-term four-year fellowship, and is expected to commence by in January 2020. The Fellow will join the CULTIVATE MSS team to conduct research into the trade in medieval manuscripts in America c. 1900-1945. 


How to Apply


Applicants should submit (amalgamated in one document):


  • CV (including names of two referees)
  • Cover letter (detailing how the applicant’s track record prepares them for the role and what their research goals would be within the scope of the project)
  • Writing sample of 5,000 words


Applications close Sunday 17 November 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Monday 25 November. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.


If you would like to discuss the post informally, or have questions about the application process, contact Dr Laura Cleaver (


The Institute of English Studies


The Institute of English Studies is one of nine specialist Institutes in the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Based in Senate House in Bloomsbury, the Institute has dedicated facilities, use of the Senate House Library and special collections, and a considerable research fellowship. It is committed to developing expert research, postgraduate teaching and training in the history of the book, and to becoming a national and international centre for the modern study of English.


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The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications.

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