5 October 2011

Job: Research Assistant (Fixed-term)

Research Assistant (fixed-term)
Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Library

Salary: £29,972 to £35,788 per annum

Following a recent funding award from the Leverhulme Trust, Phase Four of the Carmichael Watson Project aims to research the material culture and collecting practices of the Hebridean folklorist and collector Alexander Carmichael (1832–1912), and to catalogue and contextualise the objects, field monuments and sites collected or described by him.

We require an experienced post-doctoral researcher with proven ethnographic, object-based, linguistic, and research skills to play a key role in the Carmichael Watson Project team. You will identify, investigate, classify and contextualise objects collected by Alexander Carmichael, disseminate project findings, and assist with overall project delivery and resource development.

You will have a PhD in one of the following fields relating to Scottish Gaelic/Irish: folklore, ethnology, literature, history or museum studies. You should be fluent in Gaelic, or fluent in Irish with some knowledge of Scottish Gaelic and willingness to augment that knowledge. Highly developed organisational and problem-solving abilities are a requirement, as are ICT skills, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.   

The post is fixed-term for eighteen months and is available from 3 October 2011.

Vacancy Reference: 3014922

Closing date: Monday 24 October 2011

For further details and instructions on how to apply please visit http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/ quoting the above vacancy reference number.

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