Junior Research Fellowships in Enlightenment Studies

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The Sydney Intellectual History Network is seeking to appoint three Junior Research Fellows in Enlightenment Studies.

Successful applicants will make up a team of researchers, each with responsibility for a case study, supervised by core members of The Enlightenment and Its Impact program: Professor Jennifer Milam, Professor Stephen Gaukroger, Professor Barbara Caine, Professor Glenda Sluga, Dr Dalia Nassar, Dr Anik Waldow, Dr Cat Moir, and Dr Francesco Borghesi. The case studies will have a research focus that relates to the program’s core research themes:

  1. Globalisation
  2. Subjectivity
  3. Empiricism
  4. Prosperity
  5. Tolerance

It is highly desirable for the Junior Research Fellows to have the ability to work across two or more of these themes. An interest in transdisciplinary research and the adoption of pluralistic methodologies is essential. Additional plans for developing a digital humanities component of the project would be welcome, but are not required.

Appointees will be working towards the submission of a co-authored research article. Where the appointee has strengths in digital humanities, she or he would work with the project leader and other JRFs to develop the digital potential of the project. The requisite outcomes will be agreed prior to commencing employment. Successful applicants will also be encouraged to apply for further competitive funding to support their own research or the expansion of their case study, with the assistance of the Sydney Intellectual History Network.

To be successful you will have:

  • a completed PhD (or substantial progress towards) in Art History, Philosophy, History, Literary Studies (English, French, German or Italian), or a related discipline relevant to the theme of one of the research subjects above;
  • a demonstrated outstanding capacity for research and writing;
  • administrative skills relevant to the organisation of research events, such as workshops, conferences and symposia;
  • the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues.

The appointments will be made on nomination at Academic Level A, 0.2 FTE, for 11 months (1 May 2017 – 31 March 2018). Additional funds will be available to support research travel.

To be considered for this position please send a curriculum vitae with contact details of two referees and a proposal of no more than 1000 words elaborating a case study that draws on the candidate’s current research interests and relates to one or more of the program’s core research themes to: .

General enquiries can be directed to Professor Jennifer Milam, .

CLOSING DATE: 18 APRIL 2017 (11.30pm Sydney time)