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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at The University of Sydney

U Sydney

Closing Date: 6 July 2014 (11.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time)

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.

Based within the School of Letters, Art and Media, The University of Sydney Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) to undertake research into medieval understandings of sexuality, love, marriage and the nexus between these.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate position is full-time fixed term for 2.5 years (30 months) and comes with a generous research support of $16,000 over the life of the position. The applicant would be required to develop a research project within the ‘Meanings’ program of the CHE, related to the relationship/s between love, sexuality, and marriage in the European Middle Ages (CE 1100-1500) as our Centre of Excellence is based around European Emotions 1100-1800.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline in the field of Medieval Studies.

Applicants are invited to submit a one-page research proposal or plan of research ideas relevant to this area with their application.

The successful applicant is expected to:

  • plan and undertake high quality research, including research trips to relevant international libraries and archives
  • produce high impact conference presentations and publications relating to the research project
  • endeavour to publicise the research to a wider public audience
  • be involved in and, if required, organise activities relating to the Sydney Node of the CHE, the Meanings Program, and the CHE in general.


Some relocation allowance for successful applicants will be considered. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

The successful applicant would need to be able to commence as soon as possible after September 2014, with a latest date of commencement of January 2015.

Remuneration package: $95, 290 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $80,521 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit  sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 417/0214 for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 6 July 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged. © The University of Sydney