National Library of Ireland (in association with the Irish Committee of Historical Studies) 2019 Research Studentship

Research Studentship
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Information for Applicants

  1. The National Library of Ireland, in association with the Irish Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS), is offering a one-year Research Studentship for advanced graduate students (at least second year) or post-doctoral students of Irish history.
  2. The student will work in the Manuscripts Department (Special Collections) of the National Library (see Appendix 1).
  3. Requirements
    The successful candidate will have:
    • Strong interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team
    • Ability to work in an organised and productive way with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to meet deadlines and to be able to work on his/her own initiative
    • Excellent IT skills.
  4. The Studentship is designed to enable a student to undertake intensive study of a selected manuscript collection or collections which he/she might use as a major source in a post-graduate or post-doctoral research programme (see Appendix 1). On completion of the Studentship, it is envisaged that the student will resume his/her research programme and may continue to exploit the collection for its historical content.
  5. The Studentship will be for a 12-month period.
  6. The successful applicant will be offered a contract of employment by the Board of the National Library of Ireland.
  7. The current annual rate of pay applying to the Studentship will be €20,649 per annum accruing 22 day’s annual leave.
  8. The Studentship may be terminated by the National Library, at any time, in the event of misconduct by the student or persistent failure for any reason to carry out satisfactorily the duties assigned to him/her.
  9. 3 hard copies of completed application forms should be posted to the Human Resources Unit, National Library of Ireland, 4 Kildare St. Dublin 2.
  10. Applications must be made on the official National Library of Ireland application form which can be found online through Only applications submitted on a National Library of Ireland application form will be accepted. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they have submitted their applications on the correct form.
  11. The closing date for all applications is Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Applications will not be accepted after this date. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that their completed application form is received on time.
  12. Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of the information contained in their application forms.
  13. Successful candidates will be required to undergo both health and security clearance.
  14. Interviews will be held from the week beginning Monday 05 August 2019. It is the responsibility of applicants to be available for interview on the allotted date.
  15. The Library reserves the right to make such enquiries as it considers necessary in relation to an applicant before making an offer of a Studentship to him/her.
    National Library of Ireland,
    July 2019

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