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Postdoctoral Research in Medieval Studies (University of Helsinki)

, par Mathieu Eychenne

Date limite de candidature : 9 septembre 2019

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity.

The Faculty of Arts (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-arts) of the University of Helsinki is Finland’s oldest institution for teaching and research in the humanities and the largest in terms of the structure and range of disciplines. It is also a significant international community fostering research, education and cultural interaction.

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES (2 YEARS, 6 MONTHS)

for a fixed term from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2022. The position is associated with the Finnish Academy project Authorial Publishing in Early Medieval Europe (c. 400–1000), APEM.

APEM explores the act of publication. It seeks to establish the key parameters for the process of authorial publishing during the early Middle Ages. Its investigations focus on the activities of authors and their circles, as they made preparations for the primary stages of circulation. Its case-studies build on the relevant historical record, text-critical evidence, and the physical evidence of manuscripts. APEM is a sister project of MedPub, funded by ERC, for which see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/medieval-publishing.

QUALIFICATIONS

The appointee will study authorial publication in Carolingian Europe.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree and be able to conduct independent scholarly work. Solid knowledge of medieval Latin and manuscript studies is requisite. The appointee is expected to contribute c. 4 peer-reviewed papers (in any of the major European languages) on the subject of authorial publishing in Carolingian Europe. Precise research tasks will be defined in collaboration with the PI. The appointee will also contribute to the activities of the research project, such as teaching and assisting to organize colloquia. Good social skills and a pro-active attitude are naturally assets. The working language is English. The appointee will be based at Helsinki.

SALARY AND TRIAL PERIOD

Annual gross salary for a postdoctoral researcher varies between 37,000 and 43,000 euros, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The contract will include a six-month trial period.

Health care services and standard Finnish pension benefits are provided for the University employees.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application, together with the required documents, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents as a single pdf file :

1) a curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages) with a list of publications,
2) a short description (max. 2 pages) of the applicant’s relevant methodological skills and how her or his research interests match the APEM research project (for information on aims and methodologies, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/medieval-publishing)
3) a sample of c. 10000 words of the applicant’s research (e.g. doctoral dissertation),
4) the contact information of two referees,
5) and optionally other relevant documents.

The deadline for applications is September 9, 2019.

Technical support for using the University’s electronic recruitment system or the SAP HR portal : rekrytointi helsinki.fi

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact Associate Professor Samu Niskanen, samu.niskanen helsinki.fi

The decision will be communicated within about three weeks of the end of the call.