ERC Research Associate/Fellow in ‘the Latinization of the North-Western Provinces’ (2 Posts)

Closing Date
Friday, 14th April 2017
Job Type
£26052 to £36001 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD)

These 2 posts will be based at The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (CSAD), University of Oxford

Applications are invited for the above posts on the 5-year ERC project, The Latinization of the north-western Provinces: Sociolinguistics, Epigraphy and Archaeology (LatinNow). The two appointees will work most closely with Dr Alex Mullen (PI, University of Nottingham at the CSAD, Oxford) in researching the nature of Latinization, its correlation with a range of social variables and the fate of local languages across the north-western provinces. One RF will take responsibility for the Germanies, Noricum and Raetia, the other for the Iberian Peninsula. This research will involve some primary research (especially into epigraphy and instrumenta scriptoria) in educational institutes, museums and archives around Europe, for which travel expenses will be provided. The main output of this core research will be a co-authored volume and a project GIS. The RFs will be actively encouraged to present and to publish articles, book chapters etc. independently and/or collaboratively. They will also contribute, where appropriate, to the other project tasks, including outreach (e.g. social media, educational activities).The RFs appointed will have the opportunity to extend their research portfolio and be trained to a high level in e.g. Reflectance Transformation Imaging, EpiDoc. The senior academics on the team, including Professor Alan Bowman (Director, CSAD), will assist in the career development of the RFs.

Applicants should have a PhD, or equivalent, in relevant subject(s), for example Ancient History, Latin Epigraphy, Latin Linguistics, Roman Archaeology or be near completion.

These roles are offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis for three years, with a possible extension subject to project funds and progress. The appointees will start, at the earliest, in month 7 of the project (September 2017) and finish, at the earliest, in month 43 (September 2020).

Please apply online by filling in the requested information and uploading a CV and covering letter.

CV Guidance: The details provided in your CV should be kept as concise as possible and it should not exceed 6 sides of A4. Please include your publications.

Covering letter Guidance: Please keep this to no more than 2 sides of A4.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Alex Mullen, Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.