Job vacancies: Editor and two Research Officers/Senior Research Officers, House of Lords 1558-1603

Applications are invited for the posts of Editor and 2 Research Officers/Senior Research Officers for a new Section of the History of Parliament, The House of Lords 1558-1603.

The Section is expected to complete the compilation of biographies and the Introductory Survey within five years. Each post is for five years from the date of appointment, subject to satisfactory probation and the continuation of grant-in-aid. Skills expected in all applicants are scholarly expertise in the parliamentary or political history of the mid-to-late Tudor period, including relevant linguistic and palaeographical competence. For the post of Editor, applicants should be able to demonstrate a capacity to work co-operatively, to manage a research team and sustain a strategic vision for a time-limited historical project which will seek to take full advantage of digital applications, both in research and publication. Research Officers/Senior Research Officers should be able to demonstrate a capacity to work co-operatively as a member of a research team under the direction of the Section Editor.

For all posts, a doctoral qualification in History or its equivalent will be expected; skills in creating databases and experience in handling data in a historical project will be a significant advantage. Applicants should indicate which posts they are applying for; applications for both the Editor post and the Research Fellow posts are acceptable. The History of Parliament is one of the largest and most comprehensive research projects in British history. Funded by both Houses of Parliament, and governed by a Trust composed largely of members and officers of both Houses, it researches and publishes an authoritative and comprehensive biographical dictionary. All of its work published up to 2010 is available on The History of Parliament Online website: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/

Job description and further particulars for the position of Editor

Salary (Editor): £52,887-£60,837

Term: fixed term, five years

Job description and further particulars for Research Officers/Senior Research Officers

Salary (Research Officer/Senior Research Officer): £29,802-£37,981/£39,020-£51,434

Term: fixed term, five years

Application form to be filled out by all applicants.

The posts carry eligibility to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Annual leave is 30 working days excluding public holidays and dates in line with the closure of the Senate House offices of the University of London. The posts will be based at the History’s offices, currently 18 Bloomsbury Square, though home-working will be permitted by arrangement.

Applicants for all posts should send a letter of application, an application form, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and note of current salary (if appropriate). Applicants for the post of Editor should also send an outline of how they would manage this 5-year project.

These documents, with the names and addresses of two academic referees should be sent as email attachments to Adam Tucker, Office Manager, History of Parliament, at atucker@histparl.ac.uk, by 10 November, stating the post applied for in the subject line of your email.