Postdoctoral Fellowship at Speculum – Call For Applications

We are launching a search for a one year postdoctoral fellow to serve as editorial assistant at Speculum from July 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017. This position offers qualified individuals an opportunity to develop as scholars and editors. The postdoc will receive a $43,000 stipend, health benefits, and limited research and travel funds and will be expected to assume responsibilities for certain editorial tasks at Speculum 35 hours/week, including, but not limited to: coordinating reviews with book review editors; contacting reviewers; checking citations for accepted articles; proofreading reviews, Brief Notices, Books Received, and Tables of Contents; and proofing full issues of Speculum. In addition, the assistant will be encouraged to continue to develop a research program and participate in the cultural life of medieval studies in the Boston area. The term is subject to the postdoc’s continuing, acceptable performance of the duties required, as determined by the Editor of Speculum.

Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements and demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • PhD in some field of medieval studies before July 1, 2016 but no earlier than January 1, 2011.
  • Attention to detail and evidence of a high level of scholarly precision, particularly with regards to proofreading and bibliographic detail.
  • Strong work ethic

All interested candidates should write to Sarah Spence, Editor of Speculum (, and should include the following:

  1. One-page cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial transcript
  4. Two letters of recommendation, one of which should directly address the applicant’s editing ability

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2016. Assistants must be resident in Cambridge, MA during the year.