King's College London

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in French (two posts)

Reference: THW/15/059639/000639
Salary Details: £32,277 per annum
Allowances: £2,323 London Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

King’s College London with its 200 years of heritage is recognised today as a world-leading research university, ranked 7th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We understand the need to turn original thinking into everyday application, encouraging curiosity to develop work that makes an impact on society and global issues. Great names from King’s are continuing to change the world.

King’s College London wishes to appoint two post-doctoral research associates to work full-time on the ERC-funded research project The Values of French language and Literature in the European Middle Ages, directed by Professor Simon Gaunt (subject to final signature of grant agreement). One post-doctoral research associate will take primary responsibility, in collaboration with the project director and Dr Simone Ventura (the project’s senior post-doctoral research associate), for producing digital editions of three versions of the Histoire ancienne jusqu’à César. A second post-doctoral research associate will take primary responsibility, again in collaboration with the project director and Dr Simone Ventura, for researching the relation between the writing of history and the literary (broadly defined) in French in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, both within France and in other parts of Europe. Both post-holders will have appropriate experience and expertise and will need a near-native command of French as well as excellent written and spoken English.

Located in the heart of London, King’s is the hub of a global network of strong academic connections and collaboration, with prestigious international partnerships within and across disciplines – scientific and medical, social and creative. King’s is investing in the highest calibre of talent to drive the university forward to achieve its greatest potential. The very best from the United Kingdom and across the globe are invited to join King’s. We are looking for a strong commitment to teaching, to push the boundaries of knowledge, influence the future and create a lasting impact.

The selection process will include submission of a writing sample. competency based questions, a presentation, an assessment and a panel interview.

The post is tenable from 1st January 2016 or sooner. This is a full time post – 100 % full time equivalent.

Interviews are expected to be held on 9 September 2015.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 July 2015.

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Closing date: 19 July 2015

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