Jobs for Medievalists

Research Associate Emotions on the Medieval and Early Modern Stage in Britain and Ireland
at The University of Western Australia

Applications close: Sunday 25 October 2015, 11.55pm Australian Western Standard Time (AWST).

FACULTY OF ARTSARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Job No:  495817
Work type: Full-time
Location: Crawley Campus (Perth) of UWA
Categories: Arts

  • 2 year appointment
  • Level A Step 8 $88,520 p.a.
  • Research support of $16,000 per annum

The University of Western Australia is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, sciences and major professions.

For the past 100 years, UWA has contributed significantly to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the State of Western Australia and the nation as a whole.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, in collaboration with The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide, The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and The University of Queensland, seeks to appoint an exceptional postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Western Australia to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions in Europe, c.1100-1800.

The successful candidate will develop a project relating to the role of emotions on the theatrical stage in Britain and Ireland, from within the period 1300-1800. This prestigious fellowship (with an additional $16K pa research support) offers an exciting opportunity for innovative and enthusiastic scholars with demonstrated track records in medieval and/or early modern studies and a capacity to engage in interdisciplinary research.

Applications with projects of various kinds are welcome, including studies of emotions in relation to space and staging, performance practice, audience, patronage and sponsorship, dramatic construction, and other contexts of theatrical production and reception.

Contact: Professor Andrew Lynch by email:

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline in medieval or early modern studies
  • A strong track record (relative to opportunity) in research and publication
  • Basic familiarity with research trends in the history of emotions
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in interdisciplinary research discussions
  • Knowledge of the appropriate language(s) and linguistic skills required for successful completion of research
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills which facilitate collaborative research
  • Capacity to work with an academic research team and administrative staff

This position is open to international applications.

Application Details: Applications must be submitted online.  Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: 314471.pdf

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