Postdoctoral Positions in Medieval and/or Early Modern Irish Literature
Both postdoctoral positions are full-time and fixed-term 3-year positions, to begin on 01/09/2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background. No knowledge of the Danish language is required for these positions and Denmark can be experienced as an Anglophone country in terms of daily life.
The research project on Classical Influences and Irish Culture aims to investigate the sustained diachronic relevance of material from classical Greece and Rome to the formation of Irish identities from the medieval period to the present day. The project is structured around nine central themes: Language; Land; Migration; Troy; Satire; Neoplatonism; Female Voices; Material Culture; Global Influence. It is expected that successful applicants will produce research related to one or more of these themes. Applicants are encouraged to consult the project website to gain further insights into how their existing research may intersect with the project themes.
Successful applicants will also contribute to populating the project database of Classical Allusions in Irish Literature with data related to their research. Training will be provided for data entry; no prior experience is required. The database prototype may be browsed through the project website.
Applicants should be prepared to work as part of a team, and to engage with other team members and invited experts in broad interdisciplinary terms that may or may not relate closely to their own primary field of expertise. All team members will be expected to attend the interdisciplinary events organized under the auspices of the project, and will have the opportunity of interacting with the experts in various fields related to the project who form its Advisory Board. In accordance with their areas of expertise, successful applicants will be welcome to liaise with members and affiliates of the Centre for Medieval Literature at the University of Southern Denmark, a Centre for Excellence funded by the Danish Research Foundation, with which the project CLIC has established formal links, as well as with Aarhus University’s community of experts in Neo-Latin led by Professor Marianne Pade, under the auspices of the research project on Cultural Encounter as a Precondition for European Identity, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.
The positions come with an attractive salary, in accordance with the terms below under Formalities, and associated benefits. Funding for conference and research travel will be available.