New opportunity in the USTC team

| POSTED BY Graeme Kemp |

The School of History in the University of St Andrews is seeking to appoint to a position within the St Andrews Book History research group.  The successful candidate will work on the project, ‘Preserving the World’s Rarest Books’.  This project is financed by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York.  This is a full-time position, for a fixed term of one year and five months, 1 May 2017 – 30 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate is likely to have experience working within the field of either Italian or French history or literature, and to have prior experience of working with early printed books.  A good command of either French or Italian is essential.  Command of Latin or one other European language in addition to English would be an advantage.  There are no teaching duties attached to this post, although opportunities to obtain teaching experience may be available by agreement with the Project Director.

Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website ( The Universal Short Title Catalogue is described at its website ( To discuss this post informally candidates might also wish to contact the Director of the Universal Short Title Catalogue, Professor Andrew Pettegree (

Closing Date:  10 March 2017

Further Particulars on the position can be found here