From: SHARP-L Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of [log in to unmask]
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Subject: Two new research jobs in book history
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDY
INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES
THE HISTORY OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
£28,023 pa inclusive of London Weighting
We are looking for two historians with completed PhDs to undertake two separate but related projects on the history of OUP. These roles form part of a series of postdoctoral fellowships dedicated to writing the History, are a cooperative venture between the University of London and OUP. The successful candidates will work under the direction of Professor Simon Eliot, the General Editor for one year from autumn or early winter 2007. Apart from the year of research, it is expected that each fellow will make significant written contributions to the History, which is to be published in 2012-13. Each fellow will be based formally in the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, but much of their time will be spent in Oxford and/or on field trips.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Ref: 035/07
The Fellow will undertake a detailed one-year study of the archives relating to the activities of OUP in S E Asia and Africa. The material discovered and the ideas developed will contribute to Volumes III and IV.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Ref: 036/07
The Fellow will undertake a detailed one-year study of the archives relating to the printing and publishing of educational texts by OUP in the UK and abroad. The material discovered and the ideas developed will contribute to Volumes III and IV.
For further information about the role (including details of the method of application), please visit www.london.ac.uk/104.html
Alternatively, in the event that you experience difficulty, please
email: [log in to unmask] or telephone 020 7862 8100 (dedicated 24hr
answerphone) for an application pack, quoting the appropriate reference.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.30pm on Thursday, 7 June 2007. Interviews are expected to take place in Oxford on 28 June 2007.
The University offers a final salary pension scheme.
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