Research Associate, King’s College London – Department of History

Due: 01 September 2014

This is a one-year post, contributing to the work of Professor Julia Crick (Department of History, King’s College London), Dr Stephen Baxter (St Peter’s College, Oxford) and Dr Peter Stokes (Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London) in their major AHRC project, The Conqueror’s Commissioners: unlocking the Domesday Survey of South-Western England. The successful candidate will work as part of the project team, will have experience in the palaeography and codicology of medieval manuscripts, and have special responsibility for recording the physical construction of the book. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D on a relevant topic, good knowledge of codicology and palaeography and a working knowledge of medieval Latin. Candidates willing to make independent palaeographical judgements, with experience in handling medieval manuscripts and familiarity with palaeographical literature will be favoured. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work to deadlines are essential. He/she will be able to work independently and to work as a team. The closing date for receipt of applications is 01 September 2014. Interviews will be held in mid-/late-September tbc.

Equality of opportunity is College policy. The appointment will be made at Grade 6, spine point 31, currently £32,277 per annum. Fixed term contract for 12 months. Please note that the post holder will be based in Exeter with frequent travel to King’s London campuses.. 
Please contact: Professor Julia Crick on 07969533068 or 
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Lecturer in Art History – Renaissance & Early Modern Art, School of Culture & Communication, University of Melbourne – Faculty of Arts
Close date: 7 September 2014

The School of Culture & Communications are seeking an energetic and committed individual who is able to take on responsibility for the Art History Program’s teaching in, first, Renaissance art and, in addition, either Baroque art or in Medieval art.

In this position, you will assume academic responsibilities including undergraduate teaching, postgraduate and honours student supervision, administration, subject coordination and maintenance of our existing curricula in Early Modern subjects as appropriate. You will have either an established record of research or show clear potential for future research accomplishment. You will be expected to show evidence of a productive research plans and demonstrate your capacity to contribute to administration within the School.

The School is definitely seeking an appointee with broad interests and an ability to relate her/his specialisation to the broader teaching and research interests of the Art History program of the University of Melbourne, and therefore the ability and desire to make contributions to the generalist first year art history subjects.

Employment Type: Full-time (fixed-term) position available for 12 months commencing 1 January 2015.
Enquiries only to: Associate Professor Rachel Fensham, Tel +61 3 9035 8630, Email

For position information and to apply online go to, under ‘Job Search and Job Alerts’ click on the relevant option (Current Staff or Prospective Staff), and search under the job title or job number 0032695.

Assistant Professorial of the History of Technology, Harvard University
Application deadline: September 9, 2014

The Department of the History of Science at Harvard University is conducting a tenure-track search (assistant professorial level) in the history of technology. A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date, and the Department is especially interested in candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars, teachers and mentors, and whose work complements that of the current faculty. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2015. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief outline of present scholarly projects and future plans, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for 3 references. We also ask candidates to submit a sample of recent scholarly work. All materials should be submitted directly to the Harvard academic positions site at We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please contact Deborah Valdovinos at with any questions.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Curatorial Assistant, Kensington Palace, Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) – Historic Royal Palaces and Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Closing date: Midnight on 15th September 2014

This role will be to support a collaborative academic partnership between Historic Royal Palaces, the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Historic Royal Palaces is working with the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art on a project with the title (provisional) ‘Enlightened Princesses. Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World’. This will explore the role played by Queen Charlotte, Princess Augusta and Queen Charlotte in the promotion of the arts and sciences in eighteenth-century Britain through a major international loan exhibition illustrating the richness and breadth of their engagement with the arts and sciences during the periods of their respective reigns. The exhibition will have two venues, one at the Yale Center for British Art, the other within Historic Royal Palaces. In both venues the exhibition will be supported by a wide range of programmes and by a major publication, published by Yale University Press.
The successful candidate will assist with the preparation of the exhibition, the supporting programmes, and the publication.

Further queries about the post should be addressed to Dr Joanna Marschner via e-mail:
Salary: £23,000-£26,000 per annum, depending on experience.
Start date: 31st October, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Find out more and apply by visiting

Historic Royal Palaces and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art are committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.

Research Associate, University of Oxford – Faculty of History
Due: 15 September 2014

The History Faculty is seeking to recruit a Research Associate for a major European Research Council-funded project, ‘The Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Memory and Identity in Central Europe’. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of five led by the Principal Investigator, Dr Natalia Nowakowska. The first four Research Associates are already in place. The research team is based in Oxford; this post is based in Oxford, with periods of travel to conduct research Central Europe. The appointee will conduct comparative, ambitious research on the Jagiellonian dynasty and its legacies, producing both single-authored and collaborative publications. The appointee will have responsibility for research on Catherine Jagiellon/Katarina Jagellonica as queen of Sweden, and on Swedish historiography and cultural memory of the Jagiellonians.

The appointment is fixed-term for 12 months, available from 1 January 2015. The successful candidate will have completed a doctoral thesis in medieval or early modern history; they should have a capacity for excellent independent research, and also for working as part of a team, engaging in innovative forms of collaborative working in the Humanities. Applications are invited both from candidates with excellent knowledge of Latin and Swedish, and ideally of other Central European and Scandinavian languages. The appointee will be part of a growing community of Humanities researchers within The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH).

For more information, please see the project website:

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 15 September 2014 can be considered. Interviews are expected to be held at the start of October.

Specialist in British Literature, Shinshu University
Application Deadline: September 16, 2014

The Division of British and American Literature, Faculty of Arts at Shinshu University invites applications for a full-time tenured Associate Professor/Lecturer in British Literature.  For information see:

Full-time Professor of Modern English Literature
Department of English, Faculty of Letters, University of Lausanne
Due: 30 September 2014
Start date: 1 August 2015
Reference:Offer n°3334

The Department of English at the University of Lausanne is seeking to appoint a Professor (Professeur-e Associé-e) of Modern English Literature, with expertise in any area of English Literature from 1550 to the present. Preference may be given to candidates specialising in pre-nineteenth century literature and/or drama and/or interdisciplinary studies.

The successful candidate will be a scholar of international standing, with an excellent record of research and publication and at least one monograph published by a widely respected press. She or he will also be a versatile and inspiring teacher, with experience of lecturing, teaching and supervising at undergraduate and postgraduate level. At Lausanne, the new Professor will be expected to teach six hours within the BA and MA programme, and additionally to supervise MA and PhD theses.

He or she will also be expected to play an active role in senior administration, to develop research of international standing in his or her field of expertise, and to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Department, and in the Faculty of Arts more generally. A reasonable proficiency in French is expected for this post, and a high level of proficiency is required within two years.

Applications should include: a cover letter, CV with complete list of publications and the names of three referees, as well as a copy of the highest degree obtained. All applicants must hold a PhD (or corresponding title) in English Literature.

Applications should be sent electronically, in one Word-doc attachment file, to Eva Suarato <>
Further information about the Department of English is available at:
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Rachel Falconer, email:
Closing date for applications: 30 September 2014.

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

Assistant professor of Byzantine History, Columbia University
Due: October 1, 2014

Columbia University in the City of New York seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Byzantine History. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of History, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Contemporary Civilization program.

Ph.D. must be conferred by time of appointment. Candidates must show exceptional promise as teachers and scholars.
All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS):

Review of applications will begin 1 October 2014.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Assistant professor in Renaissance Literary and Cultural Studies, University of South Carolina
Due: October 15, 2014

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures ( at the University of South Carolina announces a tenure-track assistant professor position in Renaissance Literary and Cultural Studies. The successful candidate must be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Literature, Italian language at all levels, and will be expected to have an active research agenda connecting the Italian Renaissance to other regions, especially France and/or Spain. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have secondary interests in art history and/or interdisciplinary studies. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester, and offer the opportunity to teach in the nationally-ranked Comparative Literature program. A Ph.D. is required, in hand by August 1, 2015. Evidence of teaching experience at the collegiate level is also required. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, and three signed letters of recommendation to: For full consideration by the search committee, complete applications should be received through the Interfolio website no later than October 15, 2014. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Reed College (OR) – TT Asst. Professor in English and Humanities, Shakespeare

Deadline: Oct. 15

Tenure-track appointment in English and Humanities. Beginning August 2015. Candidates should specialize in Shakespeare and demonstrate competence in the broader fundamentals of dramatic form, theory, and history, preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach two courses on Shakespeare (introductory and advanced) in the English department; a yearlong interdisciplinary course (Humanities 110 on the ancient Mediterranean world) pedagogically focused on the development of analytical and critical skills of first-year students; and will advise yearlong senior theses. Above all, we seek candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and who are engaged in a lively and serious program of scholarship. Ph.D. required. In your application materials, please include a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed’s diversity statement ( Please send letter, CV, writing sample (15-30 pages), diversity statement and dossier to Laura Leibman, Chair, Search Committee in English and Humanities at, by October 15, 2014. The Reed community believes cultural diversity to be essential to the excellence of our academic program. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Trinity University (TX) – TT Asst. Professor of English (Early Modern Drama incl. Shakespeare)
Deadline: Nov. 21 2014

POSITION: Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track, with research specialty in Early Modern Drama including Shakespeare.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching three undergraduate classes per semester, including the First-Year Experience. Teaching competencies required: upper-level courses in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama and lower-level survey courses in British Literature before 1800. Research activities, including publications and presentation of papers; participation in professional and scholarly activities, including attendance at professional meetings. Student advising; service to the department, the university, the profession, and the community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Recent Ph.D. (or near Ph.D.) in English, with research specialty in Early Modern Drama including Shakespeare, with broad-based, survey knowledge of British Literature before 1800.

APPLICATIONS: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference (not to be sent by candidate), graduate institution(s) transcript(s), dissertation abstract, and writing sample, by November 21, 2014 to:

Professor Victoria Aarons
Department of English
Trinity University
1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200