Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures

Leeds, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
04 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Do you have a humanities PhD focusing on early modern Britain or the British Atlantic? Would you like to be involved in an interdisciplinary project interrogating pastoral care and cultures of correspondence? Are you interested in the relationships between archives, digital humanities, institutions and public impact? 

We are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research assistant to support an interdisciplinary project entitled ‘Pastoral Care, Literary Cure and Religious Dissent: Zones of Freedom in the British Atlantic c. 1630-1720’. With a humanities PhD in early modern studies, you will be responsible for transcribing and collating metadata about early modern correspondence held in archives in London, Oxford, Edinburgh and St Andrews, helping to populate a database of letters exchanged across the British Atlantic. You will also provide administrative support for symposia and workshops facilitating discussion about pastoral care as a concept and set of practices. This will involve liaising closely with project partners including archives and humanitarian organisations and will require a capacity to think broadly about how the past might inform and shape contemporary understandings of holistic wellbeing and practices of care. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Alison Searle, School of English, University of Leeds

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4743, email:

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:     School of English
Category:     Research
Grade:     Grade 6
Salary:     £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
It is likely that an appointment will be made no higher than £28,331 p.a., since there are funding limitations which dictate the level at which the appointment can start.
Working Time:     100%
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (for 12 months from 28 January 2020)
Release Date:     Tuesday 03 December 2019
Closing Date:     Tuesday 17 December 2019
Downloads:     Candidate Brief