Job opportunity: Research Associate (3 years) for The Thomas Nashe Project, at Newcastle University

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to work at Newcastle University on The Thomas Nashe Project, funded by the AHRC. This is an ambitious programme of scholarly editing, contracted by Oxford University Press. A unique feature of the project is the importance we attach to the performance potential of Nashe's writing, both his prose fiction and his sole-authored play 'Summers Last Will and Testament', and thus to the relationship between performed prose and drama.

You will be expected to prepare texts for the editorial team with Professor Jennifer Richards and Professor Joseph Black, and also to edit one of Nashe’s prose writings, which will be published by OUP. You will be expected to maintain the project website, and to support dissemination activities. The successful applicant will be part of a nine-strong editorial team and will also work alongside our partners: The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, The Globe Theatre, London, Norfolk Museums, The Old Palace School, Croydon and King Edward VI School, Stratford.

You will work under the direction of Professor Jennifer Richards, based at Newcastle University in the School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics, and liaise with the general editors: Professor Joseph Black, Professor Andrew Hadfield, and Professor Cathy Shrank.

You will have completed a PhD in English Literature (1500-1700), and be able to demonstrate expertise in prose writing and/or the history of print. It is also essential that you have expertise in textual and bibliographical studies as well as a proven ability to work to a high level of accuracy. You will be expected to have a record of relevant academic publication and experience of working with archives. A working knowledge of Latin is desirable. Experience of liaising, engaging and communicating with both academic and non-academic audiences are also desirable.

The position is full time and is tenable for 36 months from 1 October 2015
Salary: £28,395 - £29,552

The deadline for applications is July 10th,

Informal enquiries can be made to the Professor Jennifer Richards, tel: 0191 222 7754, e-mail: Furtherinformation, including on how to apply, can be found on the university website: