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Job opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Pip Willcox-2

Dear colleagues,

We're delighted to be advertising this opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher with nineteenth-century and digital expertise to work with the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Bodleian, and the Royal Archives, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and Royal Collection Trust's Prince Albert Digitisation Project.

We would be very grateful if you could forward it to colleagues who might be interested. Closing date: Wednesday 25 July 2018.


Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Bodleian Libraries:  Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Special Collections, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford

Hours: Full-time

Contract type: Fixed-term for one year

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.  


We are offering a one year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in archives and digital humanities at the Bodleian Libraries' Centre for Digital Scholarship and Special Collections, working with the Royal Collection Trust, Royal Archives and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. This role is focused on archives from the ongoing Prince Albert Digitisation Project, working with digital and material collections, and computational approaches to humanities and archival research.


This is an exciting opportunity for you to undertake multidisciplinary research supported by colleagues in the Bodleian Libraries and the wider University, as well as the Royal Collection Trust, Royal Archives and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Your research will involve archives, humanities and digital research communities, methods, tools, platforms, theoretical approaches, and public engagement. You will provide academic liaison for the project, designing pilot projects to enhance the interconnectivity of the newly digitized materials to existing resources, including Queen Victoria's Journals. You will receive training, networking, and research opportunities through this role, and will contribute to the life of the project, the Bodleian Libraries and the University’s Digital Humanities Network.


You will have a PhD/DPhil or be close to completion (having submitted your thesis) in a relevant digital or historical field, for example: digital history, digital media, digital cultural heritage, digital collections, nineteenth-century archives, life-writing, political history, social history, or have equivalent experience. As an avid user and advocate for digital technologies for heritage preservation, re-use and communication, you will be proficient using at least one relevant digital technology, and also have experience of delivering teaching or training.


This opportunity is being offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis for one year and anticipated to start in September 2018.


Benefits include 38 days leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel schemes, free entry to colleges, discounted access to sporting facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.


You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered.


Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (BST) on Wednesday 25 July 2018 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 21 August 2018.


For more details, a copy of the job description and to apply online, please click in the link below or copy and paste it into your web browser.

Vacancy ID: 135333

Best wishes,



Pip Willcox

Digital Humanities Academic Programme Manager

Humanities Division, University of Oxford


Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship

Director, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Bodleian Libraries

Senior Researcher

Oxford e-Research Centre

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