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TitelResearch Associate - Digital Critical Edition of Middle-Period Works by Arthur Schnitzler, Cambridge
BeschreibungApplications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the Department of German and Dutch, working with Professor Andrew Webber. The vacancy has been created in the context of an AHRC-funded project to produce a Digital Critical Edition of Middle-Period Works by Arthur Schnitzler, for which Professor Webber is the Principal Investigator, and Dr Judith Beniston (UCL) and Professor Robert Vilain (Bristol) the Co-Investigators. The project will be undertaken in conjunction with those currently underway in Vienna (the early works) and Wuppertal (the late works).

The project
Arthur Schnitzler is one of the leading figures in German-language Modernism, and unique for a writer of his stature in not having a critical edition devoted to him. Schnitzler’s papers were saved from likely confiscation and destruction in Vienna in 1938 and brought to Cambridge, where the larger part of them is now held in the University Library. The archive includes earlier versions of many published works, and the aim is to make this rich and fascinating resource available to a wide range of users. In the course of the five-year project, the UK team will produce digital critical editions of a set of works from Schnitzler’s middle period, transcribing manuscript material and developing a critical apparatus. Alongside open access to the edited works, provided through a digital portal, the findings of the project will be presented through international conferences and workshops, theatre productions and other events, and through publications in book and journal form.

The role of the Research Associate
Working in close conjunction with other team members, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake a significant part of the archival work for the project, including substantial amounts of transcription, using specially designed digital tools. The role will also involve independent scholarly work in relation to the texts to be edited and the opportunity to lead in the editing of one of these. The post-holder will help to organize and participate in conferences, workshops and other events, as well as contributing to publications.

Candidates will normally be expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment. Essential skills include: native or near-native command of German and fluency in English; an ability to work with primary archival sources and with relevant secondary material; and strong IT skills (with a willingness to develop these further). Experience of editorial and paleographic work would be an advantage, though training in these areas will be available. Good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. Some experience of event organization and public engagement would be an advantage.

You will be based in a thriving research community in German Studies at Cambridge, with opportunities to participate in German and cross-disciplinary seminars throughout the University and, in particular, the activities of the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network. There will also be opportunities to contribute to teaching and examining within the Department.

Completed applications, including a form CHRIS/6 (Parts 1 and 3 only, (, a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names and addresses of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field, should be sent to

The Secretary of the Appointments Committee
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA

or preferably by e-mail to by 18 October 2013. Referees should write or email directly to The Secretary of the Appointments Committee by the same date.

Please submit one chapter- or article-length sample of your recent scholarly writing (which could be work in progress or a PhD chapter).

Salary for this post will be in the range of £27,854 to £30,424 pa. The appointment will run from 1 January 2014 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for 60 months, and is subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period of six months.

Further particulars can be found at

You are welcome to seek further information by contacting Professor Andrew Webber (

Quote Reference: GL01751. Closing Date: 18 October 2013

Interview Date: Monday 4 November 2013

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Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Webber, Andrew J. [Prof.] 
Funktion: Projektleiter 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge 
Strasse/Postfach: Sidgwick Avenue 
Postleitzahl: CB3 9DA 
Stadt: Cambridge 
Telefon: +44 (0)1223 760810 
Fax: +44 (0)1223 335062 
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur 1880 - 1945
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft
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