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Jobs in the Medieval World

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Program Coordinator for Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks. The position remains open until filled. Position posted August 23, 2019.

Dumbarton Oaks invites applications for Program Coordinator for Byzantine Studies. The Program Coordinator provides support to the Resident Program Director and serves as the main source of information about the study program for scholars and the public. S/he coordinates program activities including fellowships, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, public lectures, visiting scholars, research awards, pre-doctoral residencies, and project grants.

Open Position at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries: Cultural Heritage Programmer
The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries are excited to announce a two-year programmer position to support cultural heritage and digital humanities projects.

endowment grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Institute. The fellow will devote the majority of the fellowship time to working closely with the Institute’s staff, especially its director of undergraduate studies and engagement, in the Institute’s outreach and engagement efforts directed at local schools as well as potential donors, alumni, and undergraduate majors and minors. The Institute will be celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2021–22, and the fellow will be an integral part of the planning and execution of events connected to that celebration. The remainder of the fellow’s time may be devoted to research and/or teaching.

A temporary position of Senior Researcher (SKO 1109) in Medieval Studies is available at the Department of Conservation, Archaeology, and History, University of Oslo.

The position will be linked to the NFR FRIPRO project 324308 “Voices on the Edge: Minuscule Texts in Early Medieval Latin Culture (c. 700–c. 1000),” led by Professor Ildar Garipzanov. The position is available for a period of 2 years starting from August 2022.


New Postdoctoral Opportunity for Medievalists at Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Please see the information below on a new postdoctoral fellowship in Medieval Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton:
Two fellowships will be awarded to researchers at the beginning of their academic careers; for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle, these two postdoctoral fellowships will be in the disciplines of History of Science and Medieval Studies. To be eligible for postdoctoral fellowships in the 2022 competition, applicants must have received their PhD degree after 1 July 2020 and before 1 September 2022.

October 15, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for membership in 2023-24.


PhD Student Positions on Medieval History and Manuscript Studies in the framework of ERC Project People And Writing, University of Salamanca, Spain

The University of Salamanca invites application for two 3-years PhD Students positions to obtain a PhD degree in Medieval History, starting in August 2022. The positions are part of the project “PEOPLEANDWRITING: The Secret Life of Writing: People, Script and Ideas in the Iberian Peninsula” under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No. 850604), supervised by Dra. Ainoa Castro Correa.


A fully-funded ERC PhD studentship in Medieval Greek Philology/ Byzantine Studies (4 years) at Ghent University, Belgium

The Department of Linguistics at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for a fully-funded and full-time doctoral research fellowship attached to the European Research Council Consolidator Grant project MELA. The meaning of language. A digital grammar of the Greek taught at schools in Late Constantinople ( ). Prof. Dr. Andrea Cuomo, with his interest in the history of Medieval Greek and the reception of classical literature in Byzantium, is the principal investigator.

11.04.2022 PhD (via MPhil) Studentship at University of Central Lancashire, UK

Project: A bioarchaeological understanding of lifecycle identity and the lived experiences of children during the Early Medieval period in Britain. Over the last 20 years the study of children in archaeology has been increasingly researched as archaeologists have realised the importance of researching children as a conduit to accessing information beliefs, religion, economy, and social behaviour of people in the past. The experience of children in the past would have been highly diverse and intrinsically linked to the region that they lived in and the chronological period in which they existed.



Assistant Professor in Medieval History of Asia and/or Africa at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Holland

We seek an Assistant Professor in Medieval History of Asia and/or Africa to provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. Your research will be part of the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies  (ASH), one of the five research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research . ASH represents and fosters the study of the human past from Antiquity to the present day.


Seasonal lecturer (part time), British Literature in the World 1: Medieval to Eighteenth-Century, University of Toronto, Canada

This course serves as an introduction to influential texts that have shaped British literary history from Beowulf and Chaucer to Shakespeare, from Milton and Behn to Burney. Students will focus on questions such as the range and evolution of poetic forms, the development of the theatre and the novel, and the emergence of women writers. The course will encourage students to think about the study of English literatures in relationship to history, including the history of world literatures.


Associate Professor of Nordic history from c. 800 to c. 1500 AD in Oslo, Norway

A permanent position of Associate Professor of Nordic history from c. 800 to c. 1500 AD is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo. The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department. The holder of the position is expected to be ready to teach on a broad range thematically as well as chronologically and geographically, if necessary, also outside the field specified in the announcement.

Assistant Professor in Early Medieval History, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

The Department of History, Trinity College Dublin, is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Early Medieval History for one year from August 2022. The post-holder will maintain research and teaching interests in Early Medieval History, with demonstrable expertise and relevant publications within the period 400-1000.


Assistant Professor in Medieval Italian Studies (MLAC22-3) at Durham University, UK

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Medieval Italian Studies. We invite applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Medieval Italian Studies that complement the research strengths of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research expertise in Medieval Italy extends beyond narrow definitions of the period and considers the legacy and relevance of Medieval Italian literature and culture across time. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution.






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