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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Towards a New Edition of a Wycliffite Bible

Applications for this vacancy closed on 31 March 2016 at 12:00PM
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the individual will
work under the direction of Dr Elizabeth Solopova on a project entitled
“Towards a New Edition of the Wycliffite Bible”, which will undertake
preliminary work necessary for a much-needed new edition of the Wycliffite
Bible, the first complete translation of the Bible in English, produced at the
end of the 14th century by the followers of the Oxford theologian John Wyclif.
The Wycliffite Bible is the most widely disseminated and arguably the most
complex of all surviving Middle English texts, as well as the most learned of
medieval European translations of the Vulgate. The project will comprise a
study of the textual tradition of the Bible, the production of editions of
selected Old and New Testament books and the creation of a technical framework
for editing a complete biblical text in future. The Postdoctoral Research
Assistant (PDRA) will engage in the project’s research tasks, take a leading
role in the editing of one of the biblical books in print and online, and
contribute to the implementation of the online edition. The postholder will
also be expected to publish articles reporting the results of research, take
part in the running and management of the project, travel to libraries,
partake in public engagement activities and present the results of research at
UK and international conferences. The PDRA will be a member of the English
Faculty and will receive the support of a faculty mentor.



Applicants should possess a PhD in Middle English language or literature or a
related field by the time of taking up the post; experience of working with
Middle English manuscripts; some knowledge of Latin; the ability to work
flexibly and in a team; willingness to participate in the overall running of
the project and public engagement activities; a high level of communication
skills, including the ability to address a range of audiences; a high level of
organisation and ability to meet deadlines; and excellent computer skills.



This full-time post is offered from 1 June 2016 (or as soon as possible after
this date), for a fixed-term of 33 months.



Applications (which should include a CV, a supporting statement explaining
your suitability for the post, and a sample of written work (max. 7,500
words)) should be made online by 12.00 noon on Thursday 31 March 2016. In
addition, applicants should request two referees to send supporting letters by
this date to: administrator@ell.ox.ac.uk. Interviews will be held in Oxford on
21 April 2016.

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Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the individual will
work under the direction of Dr Elizabeth Solopova on a project entitled
“Towards a New Edition of the Wycliffite Bible”, which will undertake
preliminary work necessary for a much-needed new edition of the Wycliffite
Bible, the first complete translation of the Bible in English, produced at the
end of the 14th century by the followers of the Oxford theologian John Wyclif.
The Wycliffite Bible is the most widely disseminated and arguably the most
complex of all surviving Middle English texts, as well as the most learned of
medieval ...

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the individual will work under the direction of Dr Elizabeth Solopova on a project entitled “Towards a New Edition of the Wycliffite Bible”, which will undertake preliminary work necessary for a much-needed new edition of the Wycliffite Bible, the first complete translation of the Bible in English, produced at the end of the 14th century by the followers of the Oxford theologian John Wyclif. The Wycliffite Bible is the most widely disseminated and arguably the most complex of all surviving Middle English texts, as well as the most learned of medieval ...

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