13 Sep

Arts Humanities Innovation Researcher Jobs Vacancy at University Glasgow Glasgow

Arts Humanities Innovation Researcher
University Glasgow
Glasgow SCT
13 Sep, 2017 30+ days ago

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Arts Humanities Innovation Researcher Jobs Vacancy at University Glasgow Glasgow Jobs Details:

To make a significant contribution to the excellence of research in the College of Arts. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area of Scottish medieval charters and cartulary / chronicle manuscripts. The successful candidate will be expected to turn their PhD into high quality publication(s), with development of KE with relevant partners, and by the end of the fellowship to develop a transformative research programme.

Main Duties and Responsibilities Perform the following activities under the guidance of the fellowship line manager, Professor Dauvit Broun.

1. Plan and conduct individual research as lead and, where appropriate, jointly in accordance with enhancing the University of Glasgow’s track record as the leading centre of research in Scottish medieval charters and cartulary / chronicle manuscripts, and the Centre for Scottish & Celtic Studies, School of Humanities and College of Arts research strategy.

2. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting progress reports and papers as appropriate.

3. Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of the University of Glasgow / College of Arts and School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan, including contributing to publications of the highest quality in high profile / high quality refereed journals, with clear 4* potential.

4. Enhancing the impact of individual and joint research in terms of economic/societal benefit, gathering indicators of esteem and identifying opportunities identifying opportunities for and engaging in knowledge exchange.

5. Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance the College of Arts research profile.

6. Contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.

7. Contribute to the development of cross-college interdisciplinary research in new approaches to textual-manuscript studies.

8. Contribute to Centre for Scottish & Celtic Studies advanced charter workshops, and support research activities associated with the Centre for Scottish & Celtic Studies initiatives with the University of Calcutta.

9. Contribute significantly to the development of KE partnerships with national institutions or agencies, especially those with an interest in charter / manuscript research, and / or maintain and develop other KE initiatives with national agencies.

10. Contribute to dissemination and use of the People of Medieval Scotland and Models of Authority analytical databases in research.

11. Where appropriate contribute to the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students to ensure their effective development.

12. Perform administrative tasks related to research activities within the remit of the post.

13. Where appropriate make a small contribution to Teaching activities and associated admin as agreed by the line manager.

14. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.

15. Engage in personal, professional and career development to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.

16. Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Head of School following discussion with fellowship line manager,

These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may be reasonably expected to perform.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Knowledge/Qualifications


A1 Distinction in taught postgraduate degree with major element of research on medieval Scottish diplomatic documents.
A2 Recently submitted (last 12 months) PhD on aspects of Scottish medieval manuscript studies completed.
A3 Specialist knowledge of international scholarship on a key field of charter studies, with a demonstrable capacity to make a transformative contribution to that field.
A4 Specialist and practical knowledge of the palaeography and diplomatic of charters, with a demonstrable capacity to advance understanding of fundamental aspects of scholarship on Scottish documents.
A5 Specialist knowledge of integrating textual and ‘physical’ evidence in a holistic way.



C1 Ability to submit a major project output on time, including PhD thesis.
C2 Ability to develop a new methodology and concepts, and new approaches of relevance to more than one discipline in medieval studies.
C3 Research creativity and cross-discipline collaborative ability.
C4 Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public presentations in academic and non-academic environments, and ability to communicate complex information, theory and concepts relating to charters and manuscripts clearly and concisely.
C5 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach.
C6 Appropriate workload/time/project management skills.
C7 Skills in working with analytical databases of charter-palaeography and diplomatic.
C8 Self motivation, initiative and independent thought / working.
C9 Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach to research challenges and KE / impact.
C10 Ability to innovate and initiate/support change in research and KE / impact.
C11 Significant proficiency in the palaeography and codicology of medieval Latin Scottish documents and manuscripts.



E1 2 years’ research experience, including postgraduate research using the People of Medieval Scotland and Models of Authority analytical databases.
E2 Evidence of an emerging track record of high quality publication (at least 3*), with 4* potential, and delivery of papers at international symposia/conferences (both in the UK and abroad) relating to Scottish cartularies/charters
E3 Evidence of excellent track record of KE / impact relating to medieval documents.
E4Experience of working with scholars in a non-western as well as western academic context.
E5 Experience of developing research / KE activities in partnership with archives of national significance.
E6 Experience of working as part of a research team of proven excellence in terms of external funding and esteem.
E7 Evidence of developing and implementing new forms of disseminating a digital analytical database.
E8 Experience of innovative teaching using an analytical database of medieval Scottish documents.

Job Features Dimensions
To carry out a range of research activities and functions within academic environments of the highest national or international quality
Publish as appropriate to subject specialism within agreed timescales
Where appropriate informal supervision and support of less experienced members of the project team e.g. postgraduate and project students
Undertake teaching or other duties in accordance with school policy and as agreed with the Line Manager.
Engage in personal, professional and career development to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory

Planning and Organising
Management of time and prioritisation activities
Planning, organisation and implementation of research project on a weekly/monthly basis in consultation with the Line Manager.
Plan research directions that are within the available budget in consultation with the Line Manager.
React to varying project needs and deadlines in consultation with the Line Manager.

Decision Making
Undertake decision making on all aspects of research project/activities in line with assigned responsibilities
In consultation with the Line Manager, decide on research directions and goals within remit of original project proposal
In consultation with the Line Manager adjust research approaches to meet project outcomes
Identify best journals for publication and meetings/conferences to attend (where appropriate)

Internal/External Relationships
University colleagues: to exchange information to ensure efficient working and to facilitate cross disciplinary working
External bodies/collaborators: proactively maintain co-operation and links at all levels to enhance profile and reputation
Dissemination: Preparation and presentation of reports/results and participation in meetings and conference calls

Problem Solving
Research including technical and theoretical aspects, problem solving and development of novel ideas
Be aware of project and budgetary issues

Representation of the University/College/School through presentation at national and international events
Attendance at training events to learn and implement new research technologies
Prepared to travel to work in the UK/Europe and elsewhere as required by the project/University (if appropriate)

This position is for an outstanding researcher, in the early stages of their career and on a trajectory to become a leader in their field. The role will be subject to a set of agreed objectives over the period of appointment. Subject to satisfactorily meeting these objectives there is the potential that this post will convert to a substantive R&T position.

Please note: - Should you be shortlisted for interview, you will be required to complete the research proposal pro-forma, available at the bottom of the page, prior to the interview.

Interviews will take place on 27 September.

Standard Terms & Conditions Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

This post is full time, funded from 1 March 2018, for 2 years.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy Ref: 019133, closing date 20 September 2017.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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