Research Associate-Term

Date Posted: 02/14/2024
Req ID: 35995
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Ctr for Medieval Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)





The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with the Dictionary of Old English, invites applications for a Research Associate (Limited Term) for a 3-year(s) appointment. 


The Research Associate is expected to collaborate in the work of the Dictionary of Old English, especially by aiding in the process of entry production


Responsibilities will include: 
• Acquiring and analyzing research material from the Editors, including data-entry of draft entries
• Copyediting and proofreading Dictionary of Old English entries prepared by the Editors
• Collecting feedback from the DOE International Advisory Board  and transmitting it to the Editors
• Training and mentoring research assistants
• Producing annual research reports
• Preparing and delivering articles, book chapters, books, and conference presentations related to the promotion of the Dictionary of Old English and affiliated research projects. 


Required documents: 
Applicants should apply online at the link below and include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and three reference names with their contact addresses and phone numbers. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Stephen Pelle and Rob Getz at and (Principal Investigators).


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The incumbent is intrinsically involved in research projects where they contribute, by way of their academic expertise, to the projects directed by the Principal Investigators.




•    A PhD in Medieval Studies or English Studies 


•    Minimum five year of experience in Old English Studies


•    Excellent knowledge of Old English
•    Excellent knowledge of Digital Humanities
•    Excellent research and analytical skills, as well as strong oral and written communication skills 
•    Ability to work in a team, communicate, and give & receive constructive feedback
•    Ability to supervise, delegate to, and mentor post-doctoral fellows and research assistants
•    Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and work environment
•    Demonstrated experience in grant writing, publishing research, attending conferences, and presenting research


Additional skills required include project management, leadership, and interpersonal skills to assist in the guidance and implementation of a research project comprised of a multi-disciplinary and international team of scholars.

Closing Date: 05/03/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Research Associate
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: R01 -- Research Associates (Limited Term): $51,543 - $96,643
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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