Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vetus Latina Post in Birmingham, UK

[From Hugh Houghton]

A vacancy is now being advertised for a Research Fellow to assist in
the preparation and publication of an edition of the Old Latin
versions of the Gospel according to John.

The Vetus Latina Iohannes project has been running at the University of Birmingham for a number of years, and has already made available an electronic edition of the surviving Old Latin manuscripts of John at

The main duties of the Fellow will include assisting in the compilation of an electronic database of gospel citations in Church Fathers, the analysis of this material, and the preparation of a printed edition to be published in the 'Vetus Latina' series.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject, an excellent knowledge of Latin, the ability to learn relevant IT skills quickly, and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team. A good working knowledge of Greek, experience of database design and maintenance, and experience of working on a research project are desirable.

The post-holder will be a member of the University's Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. D.C. Parker and Dr P.H. Burton [PJW: I've removed their e-mails to prevent them getting spam, but you can get these from the Birmingham website]

The advertisement for the position may be found at: refNo=A31036
The starting salary is £25,888 - £28,290 a year.

Applications close on 8th August 2008.

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