Research Fellow - ArCH Project, Department of History

Research Fellow - ArCH Project, Department of History

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

The ArCH Project, Department of History, University College Cork, is a research project engaged in the production of facsimiles of major historical Irish manuscripts and accompanying scholarly commentaries. The Project is funded by the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, and private patronage.

A Research Fellow is to be appointed to a whole-time position for the Project. His/her immediate responsibility, in collaboration with the Director, will be the preparation of a detailed palaeographical assessment of manuscripts selected by an academic board. The Research Fellow will also facilitate and bring to publication the work of the scholars who contribute to the commentaries, and the preparation of the scholarly apparatus, prefatory matter, research bibliography, indices, maps, graphs, plates, etc., under the supervision of the Director to whom he/she will be directly responsible.

Palaeographical skills are required; the successful applicant will have research experience in manuscripts, and a record of publications and research in the field. Proficiency in one of the historical languages of early Ireland (Old Irish/Latin) is essential. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field (History, Latin, palaeography, Old Irish, etc.).

This is a one-year whole-time appointment with the possibility of review at the end of that period. Salary Scale €64,192.00 - €69,383.00.

Closing date: Friday, 4 April 2008. Please note that interviews for the post are scheduled for the week of April 25 2008.  

For informal enquiries and further information please contact:

Dr. Damian Bracken, ArCH Project Director, Department of History, University College Cork, Ireland.
Email:                            Phone: +353 21 490 2950

Submission of a full CV including the names of two referees to:

Ms. Sinéad Deignan,  ArCH Project Manager, Department of History, University College Cork, Ireland.
Email:                             Phone: +353 21 490 1878      

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