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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.


Lecturer in Medieval History 1100 – 1500 at Lancaster University

The Department of History at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval History 1100-1500. This is a twenty-four month part time post (0.9 FTE), to start 1 September 2021 and ending 31 August 2023. It is designed to provide undergraduate and masters teaching cover for a Philip Leverhulme Prize award holder and to support the successful candidate in the development of their research and teaching. You will have an excellent profile in research and teaching appropriate to your career stage; particular expertise in later medieval history (1200-1500) would be an advantage.


Professor in the Fine Arts of the late middle ages and early modern period at the Ghent University

This position in the rank of assistant professor, funded by the Special Research Fund, is a tenure track appointment for a period of 5 years with a focus on research and with a teaching load limited to no more than 8 ECTS credits per semester on average over a period of 3 years. For the further development of the academic career, please see ‘Appointment information’ below.


Assistant Professor Medieval History, University of Groningen, Netherlands

The History Department is embarking on an ambitious programme of renewal in terms of staff and content. We are looking for new staff members to add new competencies and innovative approaches to the practice of history both in research and teaching, against the background of recent historiographical and interdisciplinary developments. The Department is a welcoming place for staff and students with diverse backgrounds and orientations. It considers this diversity as a key requirement for its cosmopolitan learning environment and for a balanced and diversified notion of doing history. We offer you a position with 60% of your time for teaching (including administration) and 40% research.


University Assistant with doctorate (Medieval History), Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria

Selbstständige Entwicklung und Durchführung eines Forschungsprojekts mit Schwerpunkt in der Mittelalterlichen Geschichte; der/dem Stelleninhaber/in wird die Möglichkeit gegeben, auf dieser Basis eine Habilitationsschrift oder eine gleichwertige wissenschaftliche Leistung (“second monographic study“) zu erstellen
Mitwirkung bei der Entwicklung neuer Forschungsprojekte sowie der Konzeption und Organisation von Workshops und wissenschaftlichen Veranstaltungen. Selbständige Durchführung von Lehrveranstaltungen, Abhaltung von Prüfungen und Betreuung von Studierenden. Mitarbeit am Institut in allen Aspekten akademischer Tätigkeit und Administration


PhD in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies in Vienna

The Department of Medieval Studies at the Central European University, Vienna, Austria is pleased to announce its call for applications for graduate programs
1-year MA in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (10 months, 12-14 students admitted / year)
2-year MA in Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval and Renaissance Studies in collaboration with the Department of History (20 months, 10-12 students / year)
PhD in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (3 to 6 years, 5-6 students / year)


Fellowships for Research and Study at the Gennadius Library, 2021-2022

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 146,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times.


AHRC Studentships for Doctoral Researchers in the Arts and Humanities

Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) is an AHRC-funded collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M4C provides combined research expertise for the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. It delivers excellence in all aspects of research supervision and training and provides access to a wide range of facilities, cohort events and placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership is awarding up to 89 PhD studentships in arts and humanities for UK, EU and International applicants for 2021 entry through an open competition. See Midlands4Cities website for funding eligibility.

M4C is also awarding 21 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) which provide diverse and unique project opportunities with national, regional and local partner organisations.


Assistant professor of medieval history at Christendom College in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

The Department of History at Christendom College seeks to hire an assistant professor of medieval history for a full-time position starting 15 August 2021. Normally, candidates will already hold a PhD, but we will consider applications from highly-qualified ABD candidates whose progress to degree completion is far advanced. This is an entry-level position.

Located , Christendom College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college whose faculty members take an annual, voluntary oath of fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church. Our faculty members affirm the harmony of faith and reason in the pursuit of academic excellence and especially follow the educational vision set out by St. John Paul II in Ex Corde Ecclesiae. For more information on the Christendom Mission and Vision statements, curriculum, and student life, see


Editor for the Journal: Postmedieval

postmedieval, a scholarly journal focused on medieval and early-modern cultures and their ongoing significance, seeks a Managing Editor. This part-time position is supported by an annual salary of $17,500 USD. The Managing Editor will assist a team of three Content Editors with the production of the quarterly publication. Work will be performed remotely and will average about 15 hours per week (allowing for some fluctuation with production schedule). The position can be expected to begin in January 2021. We would prefer to hire someone planning to stay in the position for the longer term (certainly more than a year).


Associate Professor – Later Medieval English Literature (1200-1500). University of Toronto – Department of English & Centre for Medieval Studies

The Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a joint full-time tenure stream position (75% English & 25% Centre for Medieval Studies) in the field of Later Medieval English Literature (1200-1500). The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in English, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in both teaching and research. The Department of English and Centre for Medieval Studies offer the opportunity to teach and to pursue research at the highest level. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in the Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.


Associate Professor in Premodern Environmental History at the University of Stavanger, Norway

The University of Stavanger is looking for an Associate Professor in Premodern Environmental History at The University of Stavanger. The position is organizationally located at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Cultural Studies and Languages.

The department includes a history group with a strong research profile in environmental history. The environmental historians in the history group contribute to The Greenhouse, an environmental humanities program area which crosses university faculty boundaries. The Greenhouse research group is interested in demonstrating how various humanities disciplines, including history, literature studies, religious studies, media studies, and educational sciences, can contribute to creating more sustainable futures by understanding human-nature relationships in the past and present. The Greenhouse runs the Norwegian Researcher School in Environmental Humanities, a national researcher school funded by the Research Council of Norway. The subject area for the position is Premodern Environmental History.


Full Professor of Medieval History at the University of Leiden

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a professorial chair in Medieval History, with a focus on the European Middle Ages (1000-1550). The position is to be taken up on August 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Professor in European History will be appointed at Leiden’s Institute for History (LUIH). The work consists of playing a leading role in (re)developing the research programme Europe 1000-1800: Collective Identities and Transnational Networks

Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in public humanities, supported by a previous 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.


Back to Blood: Pursuing a Future from the Norse Past or Combat as a fight for dignity and belonging.

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a 2-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Culture, and Society at the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages. The position is vacant from August 1, 2020.

The position is part of the project «Back to Blood: Pursuing a Future from the Norse Past» (BTB), funded by the Research Council of Norway FRIPRO and led by Professor Anne Kalvig. The project includes team members from the University of Stavanger, the University of Oslo and Linköping University, Sweden. A substantial part of the field of Viking reenactment and living history, as well as the popular interest in Nordic Heathenism, focuses on combat, martial arts and weaponry. In this study, we investigate how the fighting sports within the Norse past mediation relate to ideas of embodiment, gender, dignity and belonging, and to political nationalist agendas. The objective of the position is to produce research for the externally funded project, strengthen research within the department, and to give a researcher/scholar holding a doctoral degree within the relevant academic field(s) the opportunity for further qualification toward top academic positions.


Stipendiary Lecturer in Medieval History (part-time) at the University of Oxford – Regent’s Park College

The college seeks to appoint a part-time lecturer to provide tuition to History and History joint schools’ students alongside the Director of Studies and two other part-time lecturers.



Doctoral Fellow at the University of Ghent 

One doctoral position (PhD studentship) is available starting 1 May 2020 (with the possibility of a delayed start until 30 December 2020) on an FWO Senior Research Project titled ‘The Quest for Otherness. Uncovering Narratives of Religious Distinction in the ‘Long Tenth Century’.

The eleventh century is commonly seen as the time when Western Christianity first drew strict moral and behavioral boundaries between the servants of the Church and the laity. Recent scholarship has indicated, though, that many ideas and solutions propagated then built on a legacy from up to two hundred years earlier. Crucially, the contribution of the ‘long tenth century’ (c. 880–1020/30) – a critical transition phase – remains for the most part unknown. While case studies have shown that commentators of this period were deeply preoccupied with the moral identity and conduct of ecclesiastical personnel in particular, a systematic investigation of surviving testimonies remains a major gap in religious and historical scholarship. In order to resolve this gap, the project will offer a detailed reconstruction of a large, regionally defined sample of narratives of religious distinction.


The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion invites applications for a permanent position as Associate Professor in Medieval History at the University in Bergen, Norway

The department has a long tradition of research in Norwegian, Scandinavian and European medieval history. There are currently 22 permanent academic positions in History at the department.This includes political history, urban history, Hanseatic history, global history, historiography and intellectual history.
Work tasks and research field:

The position has teaching, research, dissemination and administrative components. The applicants must be able to teach and supervise at all levels within medieval history. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to/participate in the teacher education program. In the evaluation of the applicants, competence in history didactics will be considered an asset. The successful applicant will have the right and the duty to conduct research within his or her specialty and will also be assigned some academic administrative work.


Mellon Junior Faculty Fellowship in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute

The University of Notre Dame invites applicants for a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies. This Fellowship is designed for junior faculty who currently hold a position in a North American university as an assistant professor. It is open to qualified applicants in all fields of Medieval Studies. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at Notre Dame’s famed Medieval Institute during the academic year (this is a nine-month position).

The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holders to complete research and writing on a book manuscript in advance of tenure. The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but holders are expected to participate in the multidisciplinary intellectual life of the Institute and to reside in South Bend. The Fellow will be provided with a private carrel in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.

Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the acquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies. This fellowship is designed for junior scholars with a completed doctorate whose research deals with some aspect of the Byzantine world. The fellow is expected to pursue promising research towards scholarly publication and/or the development of new subject areas. Eligibility: Byzantine Studies fellows must hold a Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution. The Ph.D. must be in hand by the beginning of the fellowship term.

Mary Jaharis Center Grants 2020–2021

Mary Jaharis Center Project Grants support discrete and highly focused professional projects aimed at the conservation, preservation, and documentation of Byzantine archaeological sites and monuments dated from 300 CE to 1500 CE primarily in Greece and Turkey.

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce its 2020–2021 grant competition, including a new grant for archaeological projects. Our grants reflect the Mary Jaharis Center’s commitment to fostering the field of Byzantine studies through the support of graduate students and early career researchers and faculty.

Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Grants are awarded to advanced graduate students working on Ph.D. dissertations in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses, e.g., travel, photography/digital images, microfilm. Mary Jaharis Center Publication Grants support book-length publications or major articles in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. Grants are aimed at early career academics. Preference will be given to postdocs and assistant professors, though applications from non-tenure track faculty and associate and full professors will be considered. We encourage the submission of first-book projects.