Monday 28 November 2011

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Moore Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
Ref. no. NUIG-81-11
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 12-month fixed-term position as Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow with the Moore Institute at NUI Galway.
The postdoctoral fellow will work on a project to develop a critical edition of Richard Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations…of the English Nation (1598-1600), funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, with Prof. Daniel Carey as project leader. The Hakluyt edition is under contract with Oxford University Press in 14 volumes, and the postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the PI in conducting research on early modern travel, developing a project website, facilitating project communication, and organizing an editorial workshop.
The appointed candidate will join an international team of leading scholars working on editorial annotation of Hakluyt’s landmark text (under the general editorship of Prof. Carey and Prof. Claire Jowitt). The IRCHSS-funded project focuses on volumes 1-4 in the series which include Hakluyt’s prefatory materials, and documents relating to medieval English travel, Muscovy, Persia, Iceland and elsewhere.
Essential skills:
PhD in either English, History, Geography, or related disciplines.
Ability to work collaboratively, with excellent communication skills
Desirable Qualifications/Experience:
Research experience on early modern travel/colonialism/trade/geography.
Familiarity with one or more of the following: textual criticism, editing, digital humanities.
For informal discussion and further particulars about this post please contact Prof. Daniel Carey:
For more information on the project leader and the Moore Institute, see:
Salary: €30,117 per annum                Start date: January 2012
To apply: Interested candidates should submit a detailed C.V., a cover letter outlining their research interests and experience in relevant fields (c.400 words), and the names of at least two referees, via email (Word or PDF format only) to Applicants must put reference number NUIG 81-11 in subject line of e-mail application.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 2 December 2011.
National University of Ireland, Galway, is an equal opportunity employer.

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