History of Emotions postdoc positions, University of Queensland

RESEARCH FELLOWS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE (REF 495850) 

(Download the flyer: The University of Queensland April 2014)

The University of Queensland 

The University of Queensland is seeking to appoint two three-year post-doctoral research fellows. The successful appointees will develop a research project, within the ‘Meanings’ Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE), broadly related to any aspect of the history of emotions in any field of English literature from, roughly, the twelfth through to the eighteenth centuries.

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE) is a national humanities research initiative undertaken collaboratively across five Australian universities. Established in 2011 by the ARC’s Centres of Excellence program, and funded for $24.25M over seven years, CHE has its headquarters at the University of Western Australia, with research and outreach Nodes at the Universities of Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. The Centre is strongly interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise of scholars in such diverse disciplines as social and political history, the history of ideas, literary criticism, art history, and musicology to investigate individual and collective emotional experience in one of the richest and most dynamic chapters in world history: that of medieval and early modern Europe. By studying earlier European experience and culture, the Centre aims to produce a new, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive understanding of the long history of emotions.

The role 

The successful appointee will develop a research project, within the ‘Meanings’ Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE), broadly related to any aspect of the history of emotions in any field of English literature from, roughly, the twelfth through to the eighteenth centuries. The position-holder will be expected to undertake a plan of high-quality research and publication, as well as organising activities in support of the program and the Centre.

The person 

Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant field of English literature. An interest in the wider intellectual, religious, historical, or cultural contexts of English literature will be favourably considered. Knowledge of related Continental European, or classical, literatures may also be an advantageous.

This is a full-time continuing appointment at Academic Research Level A.

The remuneration package will be in the range AUD $58,763 – $79,708 per annum plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD $68,753 – $93,258 p.a.).

Contact: Professor Peter Holbrook on +61 7 336 53215 or p.holbrook@uq.edu.au

Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 15th June 2014

Online applications can be made via the University of Queensland Website:

http://uqjobs.uq.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=495850&sReferrer=home&lApplicationSubSourceID=&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=&lCategoryID=&lBrandID=&sJobNo=495850&sKeywords=495850&stp=AW&sLanguage=en

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