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Research Associate
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-12118

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/07/2018

Salary: £31, 604 to £38,833 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Religions & Theology

Hours per week: Full Time (NB: Candidates for a 50% job share will be considered)

Contract Duration: 01 September 2018 until 30 June 2021

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

This is a 34 months post-doctoral research and public engagement appointment as part of the “50 Jewish Objects” Project at Manchester University’s Centre for Jewish Studies. The research associate’s task is to research, produce and organize public engagement activities arising from a narrative of Jewish history/culture which uses objects from Manchester’s Rylands Library and from other Northern British Isles libraries or archives. The position requires a doctorate in Jewish Studies or a related field, a good grasp of primary evidence types of Jewish history/culture, experience in organising public or other research engagement activities and in web-based media, Hebrew competence, manuscripts or Jewish material culture expertise, fluency in English, as well as skills in communication, collaboration and independent work.

NB: Candidates for a 50% job share will be considered. 

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Daniel Langton or Professor Alex Samely

Email: /

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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