Saturday, September 12, 2020

Post-doctoral Research Associate to project "Iona's Namescape: place-names and their dynamics in Iona and its environs" will be recruited


University of Glasgow // College of Arts // School of Humanities

Salary:£35,845 to £40,322 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:10th September 2020
Closes:9th October 2020
Job Ref:041031

We are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral Research Associate to the 3-year AHRC-funded project Iona's Namescape: place-names and their dynamics in Iona and its environs

The core of the project is a full place-name survey of Iona and Staffa; the project will also investigate the earliest records of Iona; the names of its monuments; how Iona's place-names relate to the neighbouring island of Mull; and issues of authority and authenticity relating to place-names and heritage. 

There will be extensive public engagement work, both with local communities and with the two heritage bodies most responsible for Iona, the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland.

The RA will work across the whole project, and alongside the Principal Investigator (Prof. Thomas Clancy) and the other team members: Prof. Katherine Forsyth (Co-Investigator), Dr Alasdair Whyte (Co-Investigator), Dr Mairi MacArthur and Gilbert Márkus (RAs) and Brian Aitken (Systems Developer). The RA will have primary responsibility for data gathering (including fieldwork), analysis, and data-base population; conference and KE event organisation; and editing an essay collection. The RA will be an author on the survey volume of Iona place-names, and will contribute to other outputs across the project, including papers / articles of their own or joint authorship. 

The post holder will be qualified to SCQF level 12 (PhD) or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s) and have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the field of onomastics, and specifically Scottish onomastics, as well as other fields relating to the research (e.g. Scottish history, insular religious history, etc.). 

This post is full time with funding up to 3 years.

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