There are two opportunities at the University of Leeds that might be of interest to Victorianists:
- University Academic Fellow in Print Culture (any period) <https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=2597>
- University Academic Fellow in Textual Studies and Digital Editing <https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=2598>
The second of these posts, the Fellowship in Textual Studies and Digital Editing, states a preference for scholars working in the Victorian period, but Victorianists are encouraged to apply for the Fellowship in Print Culture too. The deadline for both is Wednesday 30 September 2015.
University Academic Fellowships are prestigious positions designed to attract the best early career scholars from around the world. The positions are for five years in the first instance (at Grade 8, salary in range £38,511 to £45,954) progressing to a position as Associate Professor (Grade 9, salary between £47,328 to £54,841) on successful completion of the Fellowship. The positions are research-oriented, with teaching responsibilities built in towards the end of the Fellowship ahead of promotion to Associate Professor.
The University of Leeds has considerable strengths in both textual scholarship and the history of the Book, and, in the Brotherton Library, is home to one of the best collections of Victorian books and manuscripts in the country. The School of English has a long history of scholarship in Victorian Studies, as well stengths in textual editing, bibliography, and book history in all periods. Much of this work is brought together under the auspices of the Centre for the Comparative History of Print (Centre CHoP), a cross-faculty research group that is currently restoring the University's historical print room, which contains a paper-making equipment, a bindery, four Victorian presses, and sets of type. Finally, there is a digital humanities research group within the School of English and scholars take part in digital initiatives across the University and beyond.
James Mussell (firstname.lastname@example.org) is happy to field any enquiries about the Print Culture Fellowship and any general questions. For queries about the Textual Studies and Digital Editing Fellowship, please contact Professor Martin Butler. Further details available at the links above.