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Research Associate (Persian Collections)
The John Rylands Library, Deansgate

Job reference: HUM-14024

Location: The John Rylands Library, Deansgate

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/07/2019

Salary: £32,236 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Religions & Theology

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter for 24 months.

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The John Rylands Research Institute wishes to appoint a Research Associate to work on the University of Manchester’s world-class Persian Manuscript Collection. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Persianate studies or a related area, ideally dealing with Persian book culture, possess an excellent command of Persian and Arabic and have extensive experience of cataloguing manuscripts in Persian scripts. Knowledge of other languages, such as Urdu, will be a distinct advantage. In addition, applicants should be highly motivated and enthusiastic, have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, and be able to work independently to meet strict deadlines.


Interviews will take place in early September.


The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.


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: Alan Williams



Name: Dr John Hodgson


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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