Research Fellow Vacancy

University of Warwick - Centre for Study of the Renaissance




£29,799 to £38,833 pro rata, per annum.


Part Time

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Placed on:

16th July 2018


31st July 2018

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Fixed Term Position for 12 months
18.25 hours per week

MHRA Research Associateship -- the Oxford University Press The Complete Works of James Shirley

The University of Warwick is to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work closely with Dr Teresa Grant and Professor Eugene Giddens (Anglia Ruskin) on the Oxford University Press The Complete Works of James Shirley. This edition, supported in its early stages by an AHRC Major Research Grant, is contracted to be published by Oxford University Press in 15 volumes, 2020-2025. Under the guidance of Dr Grant and Professor Giddens, you will help usher forth our first two printed volumes, each containing four plays. The principal duties of the RA are fourfold: a) checking the modernised texts and collation of variants against the copytexts; b) performing stop-press collations on copies in the UK that project members have not seen; c) co-authoring the Shirley chronologies for the volume introductions; and d) fact-checking the textual and critical introductions to each play. Additionally, you will maintain and submit reports on materials collected in the course of this work and manage the creation and maintenance of a website for the project.


You will have a PhD in early modern literature or history, with additional knowledge of the history of the book and/or scholarly editing. Experience working with an academic publisher or on a scholarly edition would be an advantage. Full training in editorial methods and relevant software will be provided on the job. You will be provided with a mentor and, in addition to receiving the same resources as any other member of substantive staff, suitable candidates may be offered an opportunity to teach on modules within their areas of expertise for further remuneration.


Informal enquiries should be directed to


The post is funded by a grant from the Modern Humanities Research Association.


Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page.