The Bodleian Libraries, in association with the board of electors to the James PR Lyell Readership in Bibliography, propose to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow in manuscript studies from 1 October 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a fixed-term of 3 years. The Fellowship is offered concurrently with the non-stipendiary Dilts Fellowship at Lincoln College.

The Fellow will undertake research on any aspect of the Canonici collection of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the Bodleian, which is named after their Venetian collector Matteo Luigi Canonici (1727-1805/6). Research proposals will be invited from any area of manuscript specialism, including the study of texts (Latin, Greek, and vernacular), script, decoration and illustration, codicology (including binding), and provenance (including the history of libraries).

Previous experience of contributing to publications and presentations is essential, as is an interest in the work of the libraries, and desire to contribute to its work.

Only candidates who will have submitted their doctoral theses by the closing date will be considered; proof of submission will be required if a candidate has not been awarded their doctorate by the time of interview.

Applications are to be made online. Applicants will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of their online application. CVs will not form part of the selection process.

Applicants are also asked to arrange for two references to be sent to the Bodleian personnel office using the email address below. Letters must be received by the closing date for the applicants’ application to be complete. Their referees should not be related to them.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 21 July 2014 can be considered.