University Academic Fellow in Textual Studies and Digital Editing, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Publish Date: Aug 26, 2015

Deadline: Sep 30, 2015

University Academic Fellow in Textual Studies and Digital Editing

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts
School/Institute:  School of English
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £38,511 to £45,954
Closing Date:  Wednesday 30 September 2015
Reference:  ARTEN1014
Work in the field of English literature is being transformed by developments in textual studies.  We are currently in a golden age of editing in which a generation of new work is able to draw on recent technological advances and changed ideas of the canon.  The School of English has a long-established international reputation in textual scholarship and wishes to develop this further by appointing a Fellow in this developing field in one of the following areas of English literature: Medieval, Early Modern, or Victorian.
You will contribute to the University’s ambition to excel at REF2020, with a sustained record of internationally excellent, and some world-leading, publications.  Acting as catalyst for collaboration across the School and also potentially across the Faculty, the Fellow will organise seminars with international speakers, network internationally, and build local collaborations.  You will also co-supervise PhDs and work on and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of English.  You will also be expected to submit grant applications for personal fellowships, for example, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) early-career Fellowship; Leverhulme Fellowship; Horizon 2020, and small individual or networking research grants as well as work with colleagues across the schools to submit larger grants.
You will have demonstrated research excellence in the broadly defined field of textual and/or digital editing and in addition will have begun to develop a strong teaching profile derived in part from this expertise.  You will also have a developed awareness of, and aptitude for, maximising the advantages offered by the funding landscape, including the impact agenda.
You will be exceptionally well placed to make a significant contribution to the School’s research and grant capture, as well as its excellence in research-based teaching, and will be able to enjoy a thriving research community and the outstanding collections and archives in the above-mentioned fields of Medieval, Early Modern, and Victorian literature to be found in the Brotherton Library, one of the leading research libraries in the UK.  You will also have the opportunity to work in tandem with Faculty-based initiatives such as, the Centre for the Comparative History of Print and the digitization projects emerging from the Brotherton Library; members of the School contributed to the recently-launched Brotherton’s Shakespeare First Folio website; and the University's Centre for the Comparative History of Print.
As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:
1.    A CV;
2.    A list of publications;
3.    A supporting statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4, minimum font size 11).  As part of the selection process, account will be taken in relation to your research and academic plan, in particular the impact of this and the strategic fit to the University. 
For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor John Whale, tel: +44 (0)113 343 4763, email:, or Professor Martin Butler at or +44 (0)113 343 4766.
For enquiries about the application process please contact the recruitment team, tel: +44 (0)113 343 0518, email:
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