Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher University of Reading, Department of Classics United Kingdom



Job Reference : SRF20767


Location : Whiteknights Reading UK


Closing Date : 15/10/2017


Live Date : 15/09/2017


Salary : £30,000 per annum


Employment Type : AR-Research


School / Function : School of Humanities


Department : Classics


Hours Per week : 1.00 FTE


Contract Duration : Fixed term for 2 years and 2 months


The Department of Classics in the School of Humanities at the University of Reading seeks to appoint a Research Assistant funded by the EU Innovative Training Network (ITN) “The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilisation”. Successful candidates will be able to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment comprising theology, history, philosophy, classics, religious history, and related fields, and engage with an innovative training program that allows the candidates to obtain specialist knowledge of a specific research topic as well as transferable skills that can be used in non-academic institutions. Candidates have the option of doing a PhD as part of their tasks and should indicate in their application whether they wish to do this.


You will have:

  • International recognized MA in a relevant subject area or equivalent in hand before this job commences
  • Less than four years of research experience after MA
  • Evidence of effective communication skills in English, both written and oral
  • Knowledge of patristics, in particular Origen and Augustine, and core Authors of the Middle Ages


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  Head of School

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  Karla Pollmann

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  Birgitte Bøgh

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Closing Date:  15 October 2017


Interview Date:  23 October 2017


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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