Research Associate in Early Franciscan Thought

London (GB)
£37,412 per annum
22 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate in Early Franciscan Thought

Department : Theology & Religious Studies

The Research Associate will work on a European Research Council Starting Grant Project, 'Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought in Paris (c. 1220-45)'. The Principal Investigator on the Project is Dr Lydia Schumacher, Reader in Historical and Philosophical Theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, to whom the Research Associate will be directly responsible.

The focus of the ERC project is the works of Alexander of Hales and John of La Rochelle, and above all, the collaboratively authored Summa Halensis, so experience working with these texts or others in the wider Franciscan intellectual tradition will be important. In particular, the Research Associate will be asked to contribute publications on early Franciscan theology and/or philosophy; and/or the relationship of early Franciscans to later scholastic thinkers, especially Franciscans; and/or the early Franciscan reception of Arabic sources.

The tasks of the Associate have been outlined in the further particulars and require excellent Latin and English language skills as well as knowledge of some modern languages and prior training in medieval theology and philosophy.

This is a full time post - 100% full time equivalent.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract of 12 months.

The selection process will include a presentation on the candidate's current research; a panel interview; and an assessment of the candidate's skills in English, Latin, and at least one modern language.

To apply, please register with the King's College London application portal and complete your application online.

Candidates are asked to prepare a research proposal of up to one side of A4 explaining the subject matter and type of publication (article, PhD thesis, book) they could contribute to the ERC project. They will also be asked to submit a writing sample of less than 10,000 words (published or unpublished). Both documents should be uploaded as part of the application.

Grade and Salary : Grade 6, £37,412 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance Job ID : 010571 Post Date : 21-Feb-2019 Close Date : 24-Mar-2019 Contact Person : Dr Lydia Schumacher Contact Details :