Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, UK is offering postdoctoral researcher position in humanities. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before November 19, 2018.

CRASSH is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to join the ERC-funded project, Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature (based at CRASSH and the Faculty of English), led by Dr Subha Mukherji (English, Cambridge).

This five-year project (2014-2019) examines the thresholds between imaginative literary practice and more obviously epistemic domains of thought in early modern England. Research in years 1-4 addressed the intersections between Literature on the one hand, and Theology, Economics, Natural Philosophy and Law on the other. The project is now in its final year, which is focused on consolidating outputs and reflecting on methodologies and findings. In addition, the team is working on an online exhibition, and developing computational skills and quantitative methods to test and expand the more traditional research conducted so far.

The successful applicant will hold a good first degree and a PhD in a relevant field of research, which should have been awarded by the start of the post. Research experience with early modern texts and/or archives is required; familiarity with current digital humanities research and technology is desirable; experience in researching, sourcing and managing digital images online is highly desirable. An interest in widely interdiscplinary studies in the early modern context would be particularly welcome. Fluency in English is required; reading proficiency in Latin is highly desirable. Applicants should also provide evidence of their ability to organise and participate in collaborative research initiatives and to present research findings to a scholarly audience. They should be able to take active part in editorial work on collaborative volumes, and may bring to the project a dimension that is relevant but not so far explored. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to organise one or more events which bring together his or her research interest and the project’s focus on early modern epistemologies and literary interventions. S/he is expected to conduct the majority of her/his research in Cambridge, but must be willing to travel to libraries and archives where relevant to the project’s research, or its dissemination.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2019 in the first instance.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the Project Administrator (


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