Research Fellow, to assist with the Oxford Edition of John Marston

University of Leeds, Faculty of Arts, School of English
Research Fellow, Fixed term, 5 years full-time from 1 September 2015
Closing date: 22 July 2015

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to assist the General Editors of the newly commissioned Oxford Edition of John Marston. This major new project will create the first modern critical edition (in print and digital form) of Marston's complete works. The successful applicant will be based at Leeds, and will be part of a fourteen-strong editorial team working under the direction of Professor Martin Butler (Leeds) and Professor Matthew Steggle (Sheffield Hallam).

You will undertake collation of printed books and manuscripts in Britain and the UK, help to prepare the old-spelling text, compile contextual materials for the edition, and assist with the work of editorial checking and correction. In addition, the role will involve managing the edition’s website and digital output, liaising with other members of the editorial team, and organising the workshops and public events associated with the project.

You will have a PhD in early modern English Literature or related subject along with experience of working with 17th Century books and manuscripts.

University Grade 7 (£31,342 - £37,394 p.a.; funding limitations mean that the initial appointment will be made no higher than £32,277 p.a.).

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Martin Butler, tel +44 (0)113 343 4766, email

Closing Date: 22 July 2015 Interviews are expected to be held on 13 August 2015

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