Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd August 2018
Closes: 24th September 2018
Job Ref: 135723

Bodleian Libraries: Special Collections, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a.

We are seeking a Career Development Fellow in Latin Palaeography, to be based in the Weston Library (the home of the Bodleian’s special collections) and the Faculty of History. Lincoln College also expects to elect the Fellow to a non-stipendiary fellowship for the duration of the post.

You will carry out research in any aspect of the palaeography of European Latin manuscripts in the medieval period, focusing at least in part on manuscripts in the collections of the Bodleian or other Oxford libraries. You will also teach palaeography classes to graduate students, offer informal advice and assistance, and assist where appropriate with activities in support of the public engagement with research.

You will hold, or be close to completion of (i.e. already submitted), a doctorate, or have equivalent academic achievement; a good command of classical and medieval Latin; the ability to carry out palaeographical research of high quality; experience of teaching palaeography, and the desire to develop personal teaching skills; and a commitment to the highest standard of training for graduate students.

This is a fixed-term, 3-year post, and is a career development opportunity aimed at applicants early in their career, looking to develop their skills and experience.

Benefits include 38 days’ leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), a generous pension scheme, extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, discounted access to sporting facilities, and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate may be required to undertake a basic DBS check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. Your application cannot be considered unless you upload a CV and a supporting statement. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a piece of recent (published or unpublished) research not more than 10,000 words long.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Monday 24 September 2018 can be considered.


Closing Date: 24-SEP-2018 12:00

Binnen het door de European Research Council gefinancierde project ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks: the Republic of Letters as a pan-European Knowledge Society’ (SKILLNET) onder leiding van Dirk van Miert zijn er met ingang van 1 september 2018 twee vacatures voor een 3-jarige postdoc-aanstelling. Zie voor meer informatie en om te solliciteren de website van AcademicTransfer:

De deadline is 11 juni 2018.

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies awards fellowships of €1100 per month to researchers at BA, MA or Postdoc level. The fellowships are for 1–6 months. Interested researchers are expected to work on a specific project from the field of Neo-Latin literature and to take residence in Innsbruck during the period of the fellowship. They will take part in the activities of the Institute and discuss their work with its members. A talk at the end of the scholarship period will present the progress/results of the project to a larger audience. Further information is available here: http://neolatin.lbg.ac.at/tags/fellowships. Applications are assessed three times a year (15th of January, July, and October). If you have any further questions, please contact Florian Schaffenrath (florian.schaffenrath@neolatin.lbg.ac.at).

Binnen het door de European Research Council gefinancierde project ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks: the Republic of Letters as a pan-European Knowledge Society’ onder leiding van Dirk van Miert zijn er met ingang van 1 januari 2018 drie vacatures voor een 4-jarig promotietraject. Zie voor meer informatie en om te solliciteren de website van AcademicTransfer:

De deadline is 20 oktober 2017.

Binnen het kader van de OIKOS-onderzoeksagenda ‘Anchoring Innovation’ is er met ingang van 1 maart 2018 een vacature voor een 4-jarig promotietraject binnen het project ‘Anchoring the Fascist Revolution: Latin and Its Audiences in Fascist Italy (1922– 1943)’ aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Download hier de vacature of kijk op de website van Anchoring Innovation.

Solliciteren kan via www.academictransfer.com/42315:

Job description
We are looking for four researchers (3 PhD candidates and 1 Postdoc researcher) to form the team of the NWO VICI project Citizenship Discourses in the Early Middle Ages (400-1100), granted to dr. Els Rose and running from 2017-2022.

The project as a whole explores how the early medieval world employed citizenship terminology inherited from the classical and biblical past, to shape and give expression to the new social, political and religious identities of Europe’s post-Roman inhabitants. The project examines the radical semantic changes to the use of citizenship terminology in a variety of written sources dating to the period 400-1100 and applies discourse analysis to these sources in order to lay bare their social implications.

A full description of the project is available here:

The three PhD researchers will investigate citizenship discourse in the following domains of early medieval culture:

PhD 1 will work on hagiography and apocryphal literature (project P3);

PhD 2 will study liturgy and sermons (project P4);

PhD 3 will examine the role of the Latin language in the process of percolation of citizenship discourse through to all layers of society (project P5);

The Postdoc will concentrate on the legal aspects of citizenship in a Christianising world, both in the centres and the peripheries of the (former) Roman Empire, in urban as well as non-urbanised settings (project P2 shared with the PI; project P6).

We are looking for four excellent and enthusiastic researchers who fulfil the following requirements:
For the PhDs:

  • Master’s Degree in Medieval, Ancient or Classical Studies or a related field;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Latin and the willingness to specialise in Medieval Latin;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both in written and spoken form;
  • Excellent writing skills at an academic level;
  • Preparedness and ability to work both as a creative and independent scholar and as part of an academic team;
  • Ability to speak or willingness to learn Dutch

For the Postdoc, in addition to the above:

  • A completed and approved PhD-thesis in a relevant field of studies;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in researching ancient or medieval legal history is an asset.

Conditions of employment
We offer a position in an ambitious research project, embedded in the rich interdisciplinary tradition of Medieval Studies at Utrecht University. You will carry out one of the sub-projects, in which process you will have the opportunity to choose your own focus and methodological paths, depending on your expertise and choice of sources, all in consultation with the project leader.

You will be based at the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication (TLC) and participate in the Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (www.uu.nl/ucms), which co-ordinates the Utrecht medievalists in the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) and the Research Institute for History and Art History (OGK). Both the department and UCMS provide a stimulating and internationally oriented research environment. As a project member you will take part in the international conferences and other activities the project will initiate. All projects require a limited amount of teaching, which will allow you to build up or extend a teaching record.

We offer

Three PhD-positions at 1.0 fte, starting 1 March 2018, initially for a period of 18 months. Upon good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining 30 months period (4 years in total). The gross monthly salary will start at € 2,222 in the first year and ends at € 2,840 in the fourth, on a full time basis (P-scale of the Collective Employment Agreement Dutch Universities);


A Postdoc-position at 1.0 fte, starting 1 March 2018 at the latest, initially for a period of one year. Upon good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining 24 months period (3 years in total). The gross monthly salary ranges between € 3,238 and € 3,605 for a full-time employment, depending on experience and qualifications.

Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and and a year-end allowance of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you’ll find more information about working at Utrecht University.

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively on major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and teaching in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. Enthusiastic and committed faculty members and excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

Additional information
Are you interested? Click here https://www.uu.nl/en/research/utrecht-centre-for-medieval-studies/research/current-projects for the full project description.

For further information, please contact dr. Els Rose via h.g.e.rose@uu.nl

An der Philosophischen Fakultät der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen ist im Philologischen Seminar zum 01.10.2018 eine Professur (W 3) für Lateinische Philologie / Latinistik zu besetzen.

Der/die Stelleninhaber/in soll das Fach Lateinische Philologie in Forschung und Lehre breit vertreten.

In der Forschung sollte ein Schwerpunkt in der antiken Latinität liegen, weitere Schwerpunkte sind erwünscht.

In der Lehre muss ein Schwerpunkt in der antiken lateinischen Literatur gegeben sein.

Erwartet wird die engagierte Beteiligung an allen Staatsexamens-, B.A./ B.Ed. – und M.A./ M.Ed. – Studiengängen und deren (Fort-)Entwicklung, die Bereitschaft zur Mitwirkung in den interdisziplinären Zentren und Forschungsverbünden der Universität sowie die Beteiligung in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind die Habilitation oder eine gleichwertige Qualifikation sowie nachgewiesene didaktische Eignung.

Die Universität strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an und bittet deshalb entsprechend qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen nachdrücklich um ihre Bewerbung.

Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Schriftenverzeichnis, Verzeichnis der abgehaltenen Lehrveranstaltungen, Übersicht über die Forschungsschwerpunkte, 5 einschlägige Publikationen in elektronischer Form) sind, möglichst in elektronischer Form, bis zum
30.9.2017 zu richten an das Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät (Dr. Stefan Zauner), Email dekanat@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de oder postalisch Keplerstraße 2, 72074 Tübingen.

Prof Dr. Anja Wolkenhauer
Eberhard Karls Universität
Philologisches Seminar
Lehrstuhl für Lateinische Philologie I
Wilhelmstr. 36
72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29 76092

Call for STSM Applications EU COST Action IS 1310: Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800.

Call Number 6 for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications

6th Call for STSM Applications for missions occurring between October 1st, 2017 and March 31st, 2018. All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within these dates.

Purpose of a STSM

STSM facilitates researchers from COST Countries participating in COST Action IS1310 to go to an institution or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research. Participation of “Early Stage Researchers” (ESR) in STSM is particularly encouraged. An applicant is considered as an “Early Stage Researcher” when the time that has elapsed between the date of the applicants PhD and the date of the applicant‘s first involvement in the COST Action IS1310 does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs. – The Action is also committed to the overall COST goals of gender balance and encourages applications from COST inclusiveness countries.

Specific information concerning STSM

An STSM can last between 5 days and 90 days (and up to 180 days if the applicant is an ESR – see definition of ESR above). The financial support provided is a contribution to the overall expenses incurred during the STSM and may not necessarily cover all of the associated outgoings. The following funding conditions apply and must be respected:

  1. Travel expenses cannot exceed EUR 500;
  2. For subsistence (accommodation and meals), the maximum allocation is EUR 160 per day;
  3. The maximum award per grantee is EUR 2500; aside from STSMs that last longer than 90 days; in this case a maximum of EUR 3500 can be granted;
  4. STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified in this call.

Financial support is limited to travel and subsistence expenses and is paid as a grant. For this call, the Management Committee of COST Action IS1310 has allocated a total budget of €15500, which can fund c. 6-8 STSMs. Although applicants are invited to request a specified amount and to justify their expenses, the amounts granted for each individual STSM will be determined during the evaluation process by the selection panel. The selection of applicants is based on the scientific scope of the STSM application, which must clearly meet the overall objectives of the Action. Most successful applications will engage directly with some aspect of the tasks and problems outlined in the agendas of the six Working Groups central to Action IS 1310, and should represent a meaningful contribution to the Action.

These agendas are summarized in a separate document available from the STSM Coordinator, and are outlined on the Action website at http://www.republicofletters.net/?page_id=16. Applicants are requested to identify the precise, numbered agenda item(s) to which their proposal is aimed at, and to discuss them before the applications with the respective Working Group Leader, copying Chair and Vice-Chair of the Action in to this correspondence. In addition, the selection of this final set of STSMs will be informed by the need to fill gaps in the Action volume (available on the Slack Forum to Action members).


How to apply for an STSM:

Interested Researchers are advised to follow the directions provided below and submit their application and supporting documents to the STSM Coordinator Vanda Anastácio vandaanastacio@mail.telepac.pt by the deadline of the 31/08/2017.  No extensions will be granted.


  1. All applicants must carefully read the funding rules detailed in section 6 of the COST Vademecum: COST Action -­‐ Short Term Scientific Mission (pages 35-36). This document is available at: http://www.cost.eu/Vademecum .
  2. All applicants must register for an e-COST profile at https://e-services.cost.eu/ -­‐ adding their bank account details to their profile.
  3. All applicants must obtain a letter of invitation from the host, AND a letter of support from their home institution confirming that they can undertake the STSM on the given dates prior to submitting an application.
  4. All applicants must complete, submit and download their STSM application online at: https://e- services.cost.eu/stsm.
  5. All applicants must send their submitted STSM application form and the relevant supporting documents to Vanda Anastácio vandaanastacio@mail.telepac.pt for evaluation before the application submission deadline expires.

The list of supporting documents to be submitted for the evaluation are:

  • Letter of invitation to the applicant from a senior researcher affiliated to the Host institution
  • The submitted STSM application form (downloadable when the online application is submitted – see point 4 above)
  • A motivation letter including an overview of the proposed activities that will be performed which must contain a plan of work for the visit highlighting the proposed contribution to the scientific objectives of the respective COST Action (usually 2-4 pages)
  • A letter of support from the Home Institution;
  • A Full C.V. (including a list of academic publications – if applicable).
  1. The application will then be assessed by the Core Group of the Action IS1310 in terms of the contribution which it proposes make to the objectives outlined in the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding (downloadable at http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/Actions/IS1310 ) and the six Working Group agendas (at http://www.republicofletters.net/?page_id=16 ).
  2. The applicant will be formally notified of the outcome of their STSM application by the STSM Coordinator, Prof. Vanda Anastácio soon after the 15/09/2017.
  3. Within 30 days from the end date of the STSM, the successful applicant must submit a scientific report to the Host institution and to the STSM Coordinator; the report has to be uploaded on the Action’s private forum and ideally on the frontend, too (the STSM abstract will be published on the website in any case). The applicant is also responsible for acquiring an official acceptance letter / E-mail confirmation of acceptance from a senior Researcher affiliated to the Host institution formally accepting the scientific report. This formal acceptance of the scientific report has to be sent to the Grant Holder and the STSM Coordinator for archiving purposes. Failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days from the end date of the STSM will effectively cancel the grant. (Please note that COST can request additional information to substantiate the information contained within the documents submitted by STSM applicants).

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 31/08/2017.

Notification of application outcome: soon after 15/09/2017

Period of STSMs: between 01/10/2017 and 31/03/2018.