Research Fellows (2 posts)

University of St Andrews – School of English
Location:St Andrews, Work from home
Salary:£34,304 to £37,467 pro rata, per annum.
Hours:Part Time
Contract Type:Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:11th May 2022
Closes:27th May 2022
Job Ref:346690

Hours of work: 100 hours across the year.
Start: Between September 2022 and September 2023

Applications are sought for two Post-doctoral Research Fellows to work with Dr Christine Rauer conducting research for a British Academy-funded monograph project entitled ‘A Literary History of Mercia: Scribes, Stories, Scholarship c. 600-1100’. The post-doctoral Fellows’ primary duties will be to help compile registers of relevant primary texts and manuscripts, with accompanying bibliographies, and to prepare this material for publication and dissemination.

The successful applicants will have (or be near to completion of) a PhD in either Anglo-Saxon Codicology/Palaeography or Anglo-Saxon History. The aim is to bring together a post-doctoral team with research expertise in Anglo-Saxon book production (codicology, manuscript studies, palaeography) and Anglo-Saxon cultural, political or ecclesiastical history (e.g. charter history, church history, the history of individual archives, Anglo-Saxon international relations).

Duration of Post: part-time, within the period September 2022 – September 2023.

While the duties described above may be undertaken remotely, it is expected that successful candidates will be based in the UK for the duration of this contract.

For information and queries about these posts potential applicants are welcome to contact Dr Christine Rauer at:

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:

In accordance with the new immigration rules, it is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. The University encourages all interested candidates to apply regardless of nationality and all applications received are assessed against the essential and desirable criteria listed in the further particulars. The successful candidate will have to demonstrate their right to work in the UK prior to commencing employment and where required, obtain the right to work in the UK without relying on university sponsorship. Information on other visa options is available at or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on

Interviews will be held on 10 June 2022

Please quote ref: AR2677MR

Closing Date: 27 May 2022

Further Particulars: AR2677MR FPs.doc