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Research Assistant Position @ the Warburg

JOB: Research Assistant Position as part of the BIAS (Body & Image in Arts & Sciences) Project, The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Fixed Term (35 hours per week). Salary: £29,783 to £31,406 per annum. Job Reference: 00755.

The main aim of the Research Assistant post is to assist in the timely development of the research conducted as part of the BIAS Project. You will undertake research including data collection and analysis and lab management and will contribute to the organisation of dissemination activities (e.g. workshop and seminars) and overall assistance to the activities of the BIAS team.

The BIAS project aims at addressing timely research questions at the intersection of sciences and humanities with a particular focus on the biological mechanisms and cultural factors that shape our relations to other people in a culture powered by images. The research aims will be addressed by a range of research activities, including experimental work, seminars, workshops, conferences, and, involving a network of international research partners in humanities, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.

The ideal candidate must have academic qualifications (BSc, MSc in Psychology and/or Cognitive Neuroscience). He/she will have access to a newly-formed psychophysiology laboratory at the Warburg Institute, and will assist mainly with participant recruitment, data collection, data analysis and preparation of scientific publications, presentations and the digital dissemination of the key findings and activities.

To apply for this role, please submit, in one document, your CV and Covering letter where you explain how your research experience to date meets the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

Interviews are due to take place on Wednesday, 5 April and Thursday, 6 April 2017 and candidates are recommended to have availability. The post will start on 1st May 2017 or soon thereafter.

Closing Date : 26 March 2017.

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Early Career Lecturer in Medieval Art, London

JOB: Early Career Lecturer in Medieval Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, fixed-term; 3 years from 1 September 2017. Reference: 121. Salary: £35,798 pa.

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research in Art History and the conservation of paintings; it is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world.

The Courtauld Institute of Art seeks to appoint an Early Career Lecturer to support and deliver teaching in the Department of Art History.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant field of art history, and will be expected to deliver 3.5 units of teaching (approximately 8 hours per week; a full teaching load as defined at The Courtauld).

The Courtauld will support you over the first two years to undertake the necessary training to qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Closing Date: 13 March 2017. Interview Date: 29 March 2017.

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Manuscript Cataloger, Berkeley Law (CA)

JOB: Manuscript Cataloger, The Robbins Collection at the University of California School of Law, Berkeley (CA). Salary Range: Associate Librarian: $53,116 – $59,089 per annum, based upon qualifications. Start Date: 15 January 2017. Two-year (24-month) term contract position.

The Robbins Collection at the University of California School of Law (Berkeley Law) is seeking a manuscript cataloger whose primary responsibility will be to prepare item-level catalog records of medieval and early modern (i.e., pre-1800) manuscript codices, documents, and fragments. This is a full-time temporary appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of medieval and early modern manuscript books and documents, experience with cataloging single-item manuscripts, advanced knowledge of Latin, knowledge of other European languages, familiarity with descriptive standards and strong communication skills.

Berkeley Law is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities. Berkeley Law confers degrees in two instructional programs for more than 900 graduate students. The school has 53 FTE ladder-rank faculty, over 100 other academic staff (lecturers, emeriti, and visitors), a law library, a rare books and special collections library, two organized research units, a clinical program, and specialized academic centers.

The Robbins Collection ranks among the very best research libraries in the world in the fields of religious and civil law and attracts students and leading scholars from universities and research institutions around the world. Although independently funded, the Robbins Collection’s location at Berkeley Law greatly enhances the educational aspect of its mission, providing unique educational opportunities for students interested in comparative and historical approaches to law.

The Collection houses more than 340,000 titles on such topics as civil law, comparative law, jurisprudence, legal history, and religious law encompassing the canon law of the Roman and Greek churches, Jewish law and Islamic law. The Collection’s holdings include more than 300 manuscript books, more than 300 incunables, more than 150 manuscript documents and fragments, electronic resources for historical legal research, and microfilms of the Canon and Roman law manuscripts in the Vatican Library.

Next review date: 14 November 2016 (apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee). Final date: 28 April 2017 (pplications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled).

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Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

JOB: Librarian (Rare Book Cataloger) at the Library of Congress, Washington DC.

The Library of Congress is seeking a catalog librarian for its Rare Materials Section, US Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate. This is a full-time federal position, starting at the GS9 grade with promotion potential to GS13. The ideal candidate will possess cataloging experience and/or education as well as one or more European languages. The initial multi-year assignment of the incumbent will be to participate in completing the retrospective conversion of titles held by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division (RBSCD).

In later years, the incumbent will also catalog rare titles for the Law Library, the Prints & Photographs Division (P&P), and other special collections throughout the Library. The retrospective conversion of RBSCD holdings is incomplete and requires a revisit of manual files to insure all titles are represented in the online catalog. The successful candidate will work closely with RBSCD custodial staff and with other special and general collections catalogers as well as preservation and conservation staff. He/she will report to the Section Head of the Rare Materials Section.

Deadline: 17 October 2016.

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Postdoctoral Editorial Fellow at ‘Speculum’

JOB: Postdoctoral Editorial Fellow at Speculum. $43,000 annual stipend.

The Speculum fellowship represents a significant fulfillment of one aspect of the Medieval Academy’s continuing efforts to recognize and support extraordinary medievalists in the early stages of their careers. We believe that after the fellowship tenure, the Speculum fellow will be a more experienced scholar and editor and will be an exceptionally attractive candidate for academic positions, as well as for significant publishing and editorial opportunities.

This two-year full-time post at Speculum, which will begin 1 July 2017, offers qualified individuals the opportunity to develop as scholars and editors. The term of the award is subject to the Fellow’s acceptable performance of the duties required, as determined by the Editor of Speculum.

Fellows are expected to:
* Continue to develop research program 1 day/ week.
* Assume responsibilities for a particular set of editorial tasks at Speculum. These tasks will include, but are not limited to: liaising with book review editors; contacting reviewers; checking citations for accepted articles; proofreading reviews, Brief Notices, Books Received, and Tables of Contents, and entering corrections; proofing full issues of Speculum.
* Participate in the cultural life of medieval studies in the Boston area.
* Reside in the Boston area during the fellowship period.

Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements and demonstrate the following qualifications:
* PhD in some field of medieval studies completed before the end of spring term, 2017, but no earlier than January 1, 2011
* Attention to detail and evidence of a high level of scholarly precision, particularly with regards to bibliographic detail
* Strong work ethic
* Facility with languages
* Demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of digital information

The application will consist of a cover letter detailing editorial experience and relevant skills, CV, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should directly address the applicant’s editing skills.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2016.

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Permanent Job at the John Rylands Library

JOB: Special Collections Librarian (Rare Books & Digital Humanities), John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, The University of Manchester Library. Normal working hours are 35 hours per week. Salary : £30,738 to £37,768 per annum. Job Reference : L&CI-08783.

We are seeking to appoint a Special Collections Librarian (Rare Books) to: promote and support innovative Digital Humanities initiatives focussed upon the Special Collections, in order to transform the way we connect our academic audiences with our collections, via digital media and new technologies. You will also manage and develop the Library’s World Religions & Theology rare book collections (digital and print) to make them more accessible for researchers, students and visitors.

You will be a graduate with a professional qualification in librarianship or similar. In addition, you will be committed to the exploitation of Special Collections for research, teaching and learning, and public engagement; have excellent communication and team-working skills; have experience of managing rare books; and have a strong commitment to developing a broad knowledge of Special Collections materials across formats, for the benefit of our audiences.

The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK. Our vast and rich collections help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for The University of Manchester. While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community.

You will be joining the Library at a crucial time. The John Rylands Research Institute (established in 2013) is revealing and exploring hidden ideas and knowledge contained within our world-leading Special Collections, and creating an international community of scholars and researchers across many disciplines. Our Audience Development Plan is also driving the strategic improvement of the visitor experience at the John Rylands Library, one of Manchester’s top attractions.

The start date will be 1 November 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter by mutual agreement.

Deadline: 25 September 2016.

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Job for Medievalists at ‘Speculum’

JOB: Editorial Assistant at Speculum.

Part-time intern position starting at the end of September to input bibliographical data and help with the book review process, including mailing books to reviewers.

The position is budgeted for 8 hours/week at $14 an hour and could be filled by an undergraduate or graduate student.

The job requires strong attention to detail and some bibliographic experience, while offering participation in the editing and production of Speculum.

Preference will be given to applicants in the Boston area able to work for the full academic year.

Please contact Sarah Spence to apply.

Internship Full Time at the British Library

JOB: Internship for 9 months (36 hours per week over 5 days) in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, The British Library, St Pancras, London. Salary is £9.40 per hour. Start date in October 2016.

Thanks to external funding, the British Library is pleased to be able to offer an internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage Department for a post-graduate or post-doctoral student in History, Art History, Medieval Language or Literature or other relevant subject.

The primary focus of the internship will be to enhance our Explore Archives and Manuscripts online catalogue, by creating catalogue entries for medieval manuscripts from the Harley collection.

In addition, the intern will be involved in all aspects of the work of the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section, including responding to enquiries, providing talks for students and patrons, selecting and presenting manuscripts for display in our exhibition gallery, and cataloguing, thereby gaining insight into various curatorial duties and aspects of collection care.

During the internship at the Library, the intern will enjoy privileged access to printed and manuscript research material, and will work alongside specialists with wide-ranging and varied expertise.

This internship is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to develop research skills and expertise in medieval history and manuscripts, and in presenting manuscripts to a range of audiences.

Previous interns have given feedback that they felt a valued member of the team, gained professional confidence and developed their career by carrying out a ‘real’ job with specific duties.

The programme is only open to students who are engaged actively in research towards, or have recently completed a PhD in a subject area relevant to the study of medieval manuscripts and who have a right to work in the UK full time.

The term of internship is full time (36 hours per week over 5 days) for 9 months. The salary is £9.40 per hour, which is the current London Living Wage. The internship will start in October 2016 or as soon as relevant security checks have been completed.

Interviews will be held on 16 August. The selection process may include questions about the date and origin of a particular manuscript to be shown at the interview.

Closing Date: 15th July 2016.

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Lecturer in Medieval Latin (Edinburgh)

JOB: Lecturer in Medieval Latin, The University of Edinburgh, Full-time, open-ended, post with a salary of £38,896 – £46,414. Reference Number: 035966.

Applications are invited from scholars of the highest calibre with research interests and teaching experience in Medieval Latin (ca.AD 500-1500).

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including potentially the MSc programmes in Classics, Medieval History, and Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies, and to take a lead in the teaching of Medieval Latin to postgraduates in various fields across the University of Edinburgh’s College of Humanities and Social Science.

The ability to teach Latin Palaeography will be advantageous. The post-holder will actively engage in research of high quality that will make a substantive contribution to the School’s profile, and will be open to interdisciplinary collaboration.

Closing date: 6 May 2016.

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JOB: Art Gallery Assistant @ Les Enluminures

JOB: Les Enluminures, Art Gallery Assistant,

Global Art Gallery on the Upper East Side, New York with multiple locations in the USA, France, and Britain seeks a full-time (could be ¾ time to start) gallery assistant.

Responsibilities include administration, coordination of shipping, sales to new and established clients, organization of in-house exhibitions, participation in international art fairs, answering the phone and greeting clients.

The ideal candidate will have some background in Medieval and Renaissance art history, preferably at the post-graduate level, excellent computer and verbal skills, and some experience in the art world, including in sales.  Applicant must be a self-starter, multi-tasker, well-organized, and able to work independently.

There is considerable interaction with a worldwide team of more than a dozen individuals, as well as enormous potential for growth within the company. This is not a research position.

Salary commensurate with experience. Contact: Charlotte Stovell.

To apply send a letter of application and CV to Les Enluminures.

Deadline: 4 April 2016.

Source: H-ArtHist

BL: New Digitisation Project and Positions

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JOB: New Digitisation Project and Positions in the Ancient, Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Section, The British Library, London.

Starting this summer the British Library will collaborate with another major research library on an exciting new project to enhance access to and promote 800 pre-1200 Latin manuscripts, half of which are held by the British Library. There will be three fixed-term posts in the Ancient, Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage department to work on this project.

The first is the post of the Project Curator, who will manage the digitisation and promotion of 400 pre-1200 manuscripts, and will manage a cataloguer, a project support officer, and in the second year, a web content curator. The project curator will be responsible for: overseeing the successful completion of the digitisation; coordinating all aspects of the project with the project partner, under the supervision of the project board; editing the catalogue records and summaries of the manuscripts; and interpreting the manuscripts using innovative and traditional means through online resources and engagement with academic and general users. This post will be for two years and nine months, and will start on 6 June, dependent on the necessary security clearances being obtained. Interviews for this position will be held on 21 April 2016.

The second position is that of the Project Cataloguer, who will be responsible for providing summary catalogue descriptions of the 400 Latin manuscripts, at a rate of one manuscript per day, together with short descriptions of each for an interpretative website. This is a two year post being on 27 June, dependent on the necessary security clearances being obtained. Interviews for this position will be held on 9 May 2016.

A further part time position will be that of the Project Officer, who will assist curators in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Section with all aspects of preparation for and delivery of the digitisation project and other smaller digitisation projects, including the Southeast Asian manuscripts project. This will include arranging for delivery to the Studio, checking images and uploading manuscripts to the Library’s online catalogue, contributing to the development of learning materials, preparing blog posts, answering enquiries and a range of other curatorial duties. This position will be .7 full time equivalent, or 3 ½ days per week. This is a two year post being on 27 June, dependant on the necessary security clearances being obtained. Interviews for this post will be held on 19 May 2016.

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Research Associate, John Rylands Library

JOB: Research Associate, John Rylands Library Special Collections, The University of Manchester – School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Full Time. Salary: £30,738 to £37,768 per annum. Job Ref: HUM-07855. Available from 1 June 2016 to 31 July 2017.

The John Rylands Research Institute is seeking to appoint a Research Associate as part of its team who will work on the University of Manchester Library’s Special Collections. You will carry out original high quality research on the Special Collections, working in partnership with the Library’s curatorial staff.

You will also prepare high quality grant applications, disseminate research findings, and play an active role in the Institute, including organising, attending and contributing to seminars, lectures and conferences. You will be supervised by Professor Peter E. Pormann, Director of the John Rylands Research Institute.

You will be expected to hold a Doctorate on a topic related to the Library’s Special Collections. Knowledge of more than one language relating to Special Collections and experience of writing grant applications with a successful track record in grant applications is desirable.

You will be highly motivated and enthusiastic, have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, be able to work independently and as part of a multidisci- plinary team, and meet strict deadlines.

The John Rylands Research Institute was established in 2013 as a unique partnership between The University of Manchester Library (one of the largest academic library services in the UK) and the University’s Faculty of Humanities. Its activity extends across all the University’s faculties and is truly interdisciplinary.

The Institute aims to uncover, explore, unravel and reveal hidden ideas and knowledge contained within our world-leading Special Collections. We are creating an international community of scholars and researchers across many disciplines, to support research and to bring this information to the wider academic community and public.

The post will be based at the John Rylands Library (Deansgate) or the Main Library (on campus), although research may require you to travel to other libraries and conferences.

Enquiries: Professor Peter E. Pormann.

Deadline: 30 March 2016.

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