Job: Research Associate in Hebrew Manuscripts, John Rylands Library, Manchester, deadline 25 January 2021

More information can be found here.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in Hebrew Manuscripts, to produce an online catalogue, compliant with current cataloguing and metadata standards and to promote The University of Manchester Library’s Hebrew collection. The post is part-time and fixed term from 1 March 2021 to 30 June 2022.

The Library’s Hebrew collection is internationally renowned and is one of the top four collections in the UK, ranking alongside Oxford, Cambridge and the British Library. The manuscript collection of c.600 codices, scrolls and other texts in Hebrew script is highly diverse, covering all aspects of Jewish diaspora in Europe and the Middle East.

You should hold a Ph.D. in Jewish studies or a related area, ideally dealing with Jewish book culture, possess an excellent command of Hebrew and have extensive experience of cataloguing manuscripts in Hebrew script. Knowledge of other languages written in Hebrew (e.g. Judaeo-Arabic) 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.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments will be made on merit.

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered    
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 Philip Alexander

General enquiries:

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

Job reference: HUM-016115
Location: John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/01/2021
Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata (according to relevant experience)
Employment type: Fixed Term
Faculty/Organisation: Humanities
School/ Directorate: University of Manchester Library Research & Learning Services
Hours per week: 0.9 Fte
Contract Duration: Available from 1 March 2021 until 30 June 2022

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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