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Jobs in the Medieval World

Follow the list of available jobs in the Medieval World of Scholarship here

02.05.2019

Research Associate in Medieval History, Art History/Material Culture

Applications are invited for one three-year Postdoctoral Research Associate (Medieval History, Art History and/or Material Culture) in the Department of Music, University of Bristol as part of the AHRC-funded research project Doctrine, devotion, and cultural expression in the cults of medieval Iberian saints, directed by Professor Emma Hornby.The postdoctoral researcher will work full-time on the project for three years, undertaking individual and collaborative research and participating in project impact activities. (Applications from those wishing to be considered on a 0.5 FTE job share basis are also welcomed).This post represents an excellent opportunity for someone early in their academic career to be an important part of a high-profile project and to gain experience of cutting-edge research, while also developing an independent publication profile. Duration of appointment 2 September 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter)– 1 September 2022.

01.05.2019

University Lecturer in Manuscript Studies / Art History / Material Culture

The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic wishes to appoint to a University Lectureship in Manuscript Studies / Art History / Material Culture from 1 September 2019.

We seek applicants who have research and teaching interests in any of the geographical areas and cultures covered by the ASNC Department (England before the Norman Conquest, Viking and medieval Scandinavia, the Brittonic- and Gaelic-speaking peoples in the medieval period), and who have expertise in manuscript studies, art history and/or material culture. Relevant areas include, but are not limited to, any aspect of the study of manuscripts and the material text from one or more of the ASNC regions, including palaeography, codicology and epigraphy; any aspect of the art historical study of one or more of the ASNC regions, including art in manuscripts and other media; any aspect of the material culture and archaeology of one or more of the ASNC regions, ranging from the built environment, early agriculture and maritime archaeology to numismatics and textiles.

University Lecturer in The History of England before the Norman Conquest at Cambridge University

The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic wishes to appoint to a University Lectureship in The History of England before the Norman Conquest from 1 September 2019. We seek applicants who have research and teaching interests in any aspect of the historical study of England before the Norman Conquest. We are open to a wide range of approaches and expertise, including interdisciplinary work which combines the study of historical evidence and material culture. We welcome applicants whose interests also engage with the other geographical and cultural areas covered by the ASNC Department (such as the history of medieval Wales or Scotland), so long as they have demonstrable expertise in the study of Anglo-Saxon England.

Prof. Jan Dumolyn, HPIMS promoter, is looking for two PhD researchers in medieval studies at the Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, The University of Ghent

  • 1 position (full time, 4 years) within the Concerted Research Action project ‘High Tide – Low Tide. Bruges’ late-medieval harbour system as a maritime cultural landscape ‘ (PI’s: Wim De Clercq, Stephen Louweye and Jan Dumolyn). This interdisciplinary project is funded by the Special Research Fund of Ghent University. It combines archaeological, geological and historical research into the genesis and evolution of Bruges’ commercial landscape and harbour infrastructure.
  • 1 position (full time, 4 years) for the FWO Fundamental Research Project ‘Litigation strategies and the law of commerce in later medieval Bruges’ (promoter: Jan Dumolyn, co-promoter: Dave De Ruysscher – Free University Brussels). The PhD student will specifically conduct research into late medieval commercial law in Bruges (urban and comital case law).

21.04.2019

Research Assistant/Associate to work in the field of medieval book history. The post is funded by Dr Aditi Nafde’s AHRC project ‘Manuscripts After Print c.1450-1550’

Newcastle University – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, English Lit, Language & Linguistics. You will work with Dr Nafde in designing and trialling a digital reading and handwriting app, and have the opportunity to work with rare books librarians, calligraphers, and printers as part of the impact activities of the project. Alongside this, you will have the opportunity to use the project’s networks to develop their own research project on medieval and digital reading and writing practices. You will have a completed or near complete PhD in medieval literature that demonstrates an expertise in late medieval book history, including palaeography and/or manuscript studies and/or early print and/or reading practice and/or textual and bibliographical studies. Informal enquiries: please email Dr Aditi Nafde: Aditi.Nafde@Newcastle.ac.uk ; or Head of School, Dr James Annesley: James.Annesley@Newcastle.ac.uk

15.04.2019

Assistant Professor (Research): The Solway Fellowship in the History of Christianity (c.400 to c.1800) at Durham University – Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor (Research) in any relevant subject area with a particular interest in the history of Christianity c.400–c.1800. The successful applicant will be expected to engage actively in the academic life of both the Institute and the College and to pursue a research project that will lead to high quality research outputs. We particularly welcome applications that bring religion into dialogue with other disciplines, including the sciences, and demonstrate engagement in any of these three areas: (1) projects that focus on our collections and/or our tangible and intangible heritage at the World Heritage Site; (2) projects that complement, or provide stimulating contrasts with, any current research initiatives by IMEMS members; (3) projects which contribute to IMEMS research themes.

09.04.2019

Teaching Fellow in Medieval History. University of Birmingham – School of History and Cultures

The Department of History is looking to appoint a Teaching Fellow (1.0) in Medieval History. The position is a fixed-term appointment for one year from 1 September 2019. The successful candidate will have a PhD in history, or be near completion of a PhD, and have demonstrated ability to: teach on a range of modules including Discovering the Middle Ages and Living in the Middle Ages, Ancient and Medieval History in Theory and Practice, and the medieval history strand of our Research Methods module; contribute to teaching and administration; contribute to teaching and dissertation supervision on the Masters-level programme in Medieval Studies; contribute experience of teaching in a university department or equivalent; fluent written and spoken English. To download the details and submit an electronic application online, please visit: . For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Matt Houlbrook (m.houlbrook@bham.ac.uk at the Department of History, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

07.04.2019

Master’s Scholarships in Medieval Studies at the Central European University – Department of Medieval Studies

CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies offers an intensive, cross-disciplinary course of study on all aspects of history and culture between 300 and 1600 C.E. Renowned faculty helps you uncover and understand the past of Central and Western Europe, as well as the Byzantine, Slavic, Jewish, Arab and Ottoman worlds in a global context. Our strong relationship with local universities and cultural institutions, on-site learning and field trip opportunities, internship program, source language courses and exhaustive library on all things medieval make us an ideal incubator for future scholars and professionals in and outside of academia.

01.04.2019

Ph.D Scholarship in Medieval History. Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin – Department of History, School of Histories and Humanities

The Department of History, Trinity College Dublin, is now accepting applications for a scholarship for a student wishing to do a Ph.D on some aspect of the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality in the Middle Ages under the supervision of Ruth Mazo Karras, Lecky Professor of History.

12.03.2019

Lecturer in Medieval History at King’s College London, Department of History

The post-holder will specialize in medieval history and participate in departmental teaching of the subject. They will have a strong research track record relative to career stage and contribute to the department’s 2021 REF submission. They will act as personal tutor to undergraduate students and undertake administrative duties. Contracted hours are 40% teaching, 40% research and 20% administration. Excellent teaching ability, strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative ethos are essential for the role. Support will be provided to enable the post holder to develop their research profile and pedagogic practices. Candidates must have their PhD awarded by the start date of the appointment. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented in the Department of History.

04.03.2019

Lecturer in Medieval/Renaissance Literature (24 months) at Queen Mary University of London – School of English & Drama

Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group with an outstanding reputation in the humanities and social sciences. The English Department was ranked fifth in the last national Research Excellence Framework.

The Department wishes to appoint a fixed term lecturer (24 months) in Medieval/Renaissance Literature, as a replacement for Dr Ruth Ahnert, who is working on two fully funded major research projects until September 2021. Applicants should already have a creditable research record and substantial plans for future work in the field. We are looking for a Medieval Literature specialist who can teach canonical Renaissance texts as required and who can also demonstrate that they have an innovative attitude towards the current state of Medieval/Renaissance Studies. Modules to be taught may include: ‘Chaucer’, ‘Arthurian Literature’, ‘Literatures in Time’, ‘Renaissance Literary Culture’.

28.02.2019

Im Archäologischen Landesamt Schleswig-Holstein (ALSH) ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle eines Archäologen (m/w/d)
für die Leitung der Abteilung 4 „Praktische Archäologie“ und stellvertretende Amtsleitung

Das ALSH nimmt als obere Denkmalschutzbehörde den Denkmalschutz und die Denkmalpflege im Bereich des archäologischen Erbes für das Land Schleswig-Holstein wahr. Grundlage ist das Gesetz zum Schutz der Denkmale vom 30. Dezem-ber 2014 (DSchG 2015 SH). Die Abteilung 4 „Praktische Archäologie“ ist für die Umsetzung und Kontrolle von Forschungs- und Rettungsgrabungen im Bereich der Mineral- und Feuchtböden-Archäologie zuständig. Dabei arbeitet sie in der Schnittstelle zu den anderen drei Abteilungen des ALSH und umfasst gleichermaßen die archäologische Feldarbeit als auch die Betreuung des heterogenen Partnerumfeldes insbeondere der Sammler, Vertrauensleute oder Investoren und Denkmalbesitzer.

21.02.2019

Lecturer in Medieval Literature at the University of East Anglia – School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Applications are invited for a full-time Lecturer to contribute to teaching, supervision and research in Medieval Literature in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. You will be required to contribute to the undergraduate teaching of Medieval English Literature (1300-1500), as well as supervise relevant undergraduate dissertations and support the broader delivery of Medieval Literature modules at MA level. You will have experience of teaching Medieval Literature in its historical context at university level and be expected to teach more widely within the Literature provision. You will possess a strong research background and reputation, and will be expected to contribute to the School’s research reputation and REF2021 submission. You will also have a record of published work and possess a PhD in Medieval English Literature (1300-1500).