Jobs for Medievalists

Research Associate Passions for Learning | Ref: 493544 |

Job no: 493544
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Arts

Research Associate – Passions for Learning | Ref: 493544 |


  • 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.

Research Fellowship in Passions for Learning

The research fellow will work with Professor Yasmin Haskell at the University of Western Australia in the ‘Passions for Learning’ project team. This project explores the role of emotion in the work and lives of teachers and students, scholars and scientists, in the classroom, in correspondence, at court, in the laboratory, and in the field. Our new team member will enhance or complement our existing strengths, which include: Latin language, erudition and emotion; women and learning; intercultural learning (e.g. by Jesuit missionaries in Asia and the Americas); and history of science and medicine.

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 Yasmin Haskell by email:

Closing date: Friday, 24 October 2014

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:

Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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