Postdoctoral Research Fellow - 'TextDiveGlobal', Queen Mary University of London

16 February 2024

The School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on an ERC-2020-ADG-funded research project, ‘‘Textuality and Diversity: A Literary History of Europe and its Global Connections,1529-1683’ (Action number: 101021262), led by Professor Warren Boutcher (PI). The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Boutcher.

The purpose of the project is to produce an interdisciplinary, multi-collaborator literary history of Europe and its global connections for the period between the early sixteenth and later seventeenth centuries, to be published by Oxford University Press.

The job’s purpose is to finalise a peer-reviewed research output (a chapter of max. 10000 words) by 31 August 2026 and to support research and editorial activities for the project ‘TextDiveGlobal’. The project is principally looking for someone with (a) a suitable topic of research in an area of need for one of four sections in the OUP output (‘Works’, ‘Forms’, ‘Spaces’, ‘Events’); (b) advanced editorial skills in academic English; (c) skills necessary to assist in compiling and editing database in liaison with a Digital Humanities support officer (including picture research). Queries from possible applicants can be addressed to [email protected].

About Queen Mary:

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

Our reformer heritage informs our conviction that great ideas can and should come from anywhere. It’s an approach that has brought results across the globe, from the communities of east London to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


In return, we offer 30 days’ leave per annum, access to a pension scheme, a season ticket loan scheme and competitive salaries. We also offer enhanced family-friendly leave, and an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. You will also work with a friendly team, with personal development opportunities.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

Application deadline: 20 March 2024

More details on the role are available here