Jobs for Medievalists

Research Associate Literature and Culture of War, Conflict and Violence | Ref: 4

Job no: 493545
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Arts

Research Associate – Literature and Culture of War, Conflict and Violence, 1100-1500
| Ref 493545 |


  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A $63,332 – $85,942
  • 17% Superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities (ranked 88th 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.

Working together with Professor Andrew Lynch, the successful candidate will develop a project relating to the literature and culture of war, conflict and violence in the period 1100-1500. The project will include substantial reference to Middle English, but may also involve other vernacular languages and Latin, and reference to non-textual material. There is scope to include literary and cultural expressions of peace, and to draw connections between medieval and later periods.

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.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline in medieval and/or early modern studies.

Benefits include 17% superannuation and generous leave provisions.  Some relocation allowance for successful applicants will be considered. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

Contact: Professor Andrew Lynch by email:

Closing date: Friday, 24 October 2014

Application Details:

Applications must be submitted onlineFull 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:

Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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