Job Market Season 2014

We won’t be able to post every academic job in all Med Ren fields for this upcoming job season.  There are a few below, but also check out the following resources:

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Lecturer in Medieval History, Swansea University, College of Arts and Humanities

Closes: 12th March 2015

Salary: £32,277 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Contract Type: Permanent
Job Ref: AC01082
The College of Arts and Humanities is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval History on a Teaching and Research career pathway in the Department of History and Classics. We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any specialism of history between 800 and 1500.

The College is a successful, growing and ambitious research and teaching enterprise. Grouped in six departments with a central administration and management, including a Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the College’s 170 staff deliver a wide variety of degree programmes to 3000 UG, PGTM and PGR students. We are committed to pursuing world-class research and providing an outstanding student experience. Four of the UoAs based in the College are in the REF 2014 ‘Top Thirty’ and the University overall is 26th.

With buoyant student applications and the opportunity to expand into new facilities on the Singleton Park campus as the University we are planning for further growth and will develop our international collaborations, our successful cross-disciplinary initiatives, and our role as a major contributor to the cultural life of Wales and beyond.

The College is looking to build on the success of the Department of History and Classics which was ranked =27th for History in REF 2014. This appointment is one of a number that will reinforce success and drive innovation.

The successful candidate will support and extend the continued development of teaching, postgraduate supervision and research in history at Swansea and will lead undergraduate modules based upon his or her specialism, and contribute to the department’s team-taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in history. The department is committed to innovative forms of teaching and to enhancing the employability of its students and thus welcomes applications from individuals with ideas and experience in these fields. There will be opportunities to contribute to the development of further modules and programmes in addition to the current provision.

There will be also be opportunities to make substantive contributions to the department’s Year 1 provision and we welcome candidates with experience and ideas on how to help students make the transition to university-level study.

Applicants should have a PhD in Medieval History or a closely related subject and a record of published outputs and/or planned outputs which can contribute to the projected (2020) University REF return. Experience of developing research objectives and proposals for individual or joint research, and the potential to develop these into research funding proposals, are essential. An awareness of the REF impact agenda and its potential relevance to research activity is also required.

The successful candidate will join the History REF unit, based in the Department of History and Classics, and will develop their research in the context of the College of Arts and Humanities’ Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO), organised under the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH).

Closing Date Midnight on 12 March 2015


Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, King’s College London

Closes: 15th March 2015

Salary: £32,277 to £47,328
Hours: Full Time;  Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 3rd February 2015
The Philosophy Department at King’s College London is seeking an outstanding philosopher with research expertise and teaching experience in philosophy. Competence and ability to teach at all levels in one or more core areas of analytical philosophy other than moral philosophy (e.g. metaphysics, logic, epistemology, philosophy of religion) is required. Research interests in Late Ancient and / or Early Medieval Philosophy will be an advantage. This is a permanent post available from 1 September 2015. The successful candidate will show evidence of excellence in research and will have the ability to teach to the highest professional standards at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including designing and convening of modules, lecturing, seminar teaching, providing formative feedback, supervising dissertations at all levels, and examining. She/he will have pastoral duties as a personal tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will undertake administrative duties as required by the Head of Department..

Please contact: Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza on 020 7848 2553 or

NB: for online advertisements please link to the organization’s vacancy landing page at:

Curator/ Research Fellow position, Centre for the History of Emotions, the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria

Applications close on 17 March 2015. 

Curator/ Research Fellow position (2 years and 8 months), as part of a collaboration between the Centre for the History of Emotions, the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria.  The position can also  be accessed through this University of Melbourne link:

Contact for enquiries only:
Professor Charles Zika by email:
Dr Isobel Crombie by email:

Lecturer in Medieval History, Birkbeck College, University of London
Closes: 25th March 2015

Salary: £35,343 to £40,460
Hours: Full Time  Contract Type: Permanent
Job Ref: 11508
Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) has a long and distinguished record as a centre of research and teaching excellence. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, HCA was ranked seventh among all History departments in Britain (Times Higher Education research intensity table), with 85% of its research portfolio deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. As part of its plans for strategic development, and in accordance with its commitment to excellence in research and teaching across broad temporal and geographic ranges, the Department seeks exceptional candidates to appoint to two full-time, open-ended posts, in Medieval and Early Modern History, to begin in September 2015.

Purpose and Main Duties:  The Department of History, Classics, and Archaeology invites applications for a Lectureship in Medieval History. We seek to appoint an outstanding scholar working on any aspect of the history of the period between c.400 and c.1000. Applicants should have a doctorate in Medieval History and a research record appropriate to their career stage, that shows clear evidence of outstanding potential to contribute to the national and international profile of the Department. Experience of teaching at degree level is expected, but experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels is particularly desirable.

The person appointed will engage in scholarly research and publication; take responsibility for organisation, supervision, and teaching of the broad period of the Middle Ages, including Late Antiquity, at undergraduate and postgraduate level; supervise postgraduate students; and participate in Departmental, School, and College administration as required.

Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae and a covering letter outlining their research plans, teaching experience, and wider engagement with academic or public bodies. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit several sample module proposals, including an MA option with a significant Late Antique component. Details of our current programmes can be found at

About the Department:  For further information, please visit our website:

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 which is £35,343 rising to £40,460 per annum inclusive of £3,066 London Allowance.

This post is full-time and open-ended. The salary quote above is inclusive of London allowance. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of three years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 25 March 2015.

Interviews will be held on 22 April 2015

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Frederick Anscombe, Assistant Dean (Email: Tel: +44 (0)207 631 6272). A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is below.

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Birkbeck is a member of the ‘positive about disability’ two ticks scheme and guarantees to interview all candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.

For more info go here.

Lecturer in English Literature 1660-1780, Department of English, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham

Closing Date: Wednesday 25 March 2015

Salary: £40,645 to £48,088 per annum – including London Allowance
Reference: 0215-066

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in English Literature 1660-1780 in the Department of English.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide research and teaching in any aspect of English literature 1660-1780. The ability to contribute to teaching in the Romantic period may be an advantage, but we encourage candidates from all fields within the period. The appointee will be expected to participate fully in delivering the Department’s objectives, undertaking research and teaching as well as the supervisions of research students, and developing work of lasting impact. They will also participate in departmental administration as requested by the Head of Department.

You will have a completed PhD and have a proven record of research, publication and teaching in the specified field. You will have demonstrated the ability to work with others in teaching and/or research, and you should show an ability to address the issues of grant capture and research impact.

This is a full-time and permanent post, available from September 2015. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Tim Armstrong at or +44 (0)1784 443747.

Please quote the reference: 0215-066

Closing Date: Midnight, 25th March 2015

Interview Date: Expected to take place in April 2015

 Non-Tenure Track, Misericordia University, Fine Arts

Due: 30 May 2015

The Fine Arts Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University seeks a non-tenure track faculty member to teach courses in the general education/Core Curriculum that is centered around art historical methodologies (aesthetics and semiotics; 4/4 teaching load).  Ideally, the position would also include coordinating and supervising the University’s Art Studios, if the candidate has experience in these areas.  Additional duties will include consultation with department chair in reviewing the curricular assessment of the studio minor, as well as participation in service to the university and college.

For more info go here.

Fixed Term Research Assistant, Arts and Humanities, HRC funded project ‘Women negotiating the boundaries of justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100-c.1750’, Swansea

Closing Date 31-03-2015

Job Number AC01119
Contract Type Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £27,864 per annum (pro rata if part time), together with USS pension benefits if required.

Main Purpose of the Post

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on the AHRC funded project ‘Women negotiating the boundaries of justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100-c.1750’. The specific responsibility of the Resarch Assistant will be to study women and the law in medieval England, c.1100-c.1300. You will be expected to consider the avenues for legal redress open to women from different status groups and from both the Christian and Jewish communities.

This is a three-year appointment based at Swansea University. The post-holder will join a team of experienced researchers from the universities of Swansea, Cardiff and Glasgow with the aim of producing a comparative study of women’s participation in the legal processes of medieval and early modern England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The successful candidate will hold a postgraduate Degree Medieval History (or equivalent) and have the requisite language and palaeographic skills to work with records produced in the stated period. The Research Assistant should have strong planning and research skills and expect to be involved in all aspects of data collection, analysis, and dissemination through high quality publications, conferences and workshops. The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Principal Investigator but also to demonstrate initiative.

For more info go here.

Haslam Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Due: 1 April 2015

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the 2015-2016 Jimmy and Dee Haslam Postdoctoral Fellowship, a one-year fellowship to be held August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 and renewable for one year. The Haslam Fellowship is open to untenured scholars in any field of late antique or early medieval studies in the period 300-1100 C.E. The Institute hopes to attract a scholar of outstanding potential with an innovative research plan, who will participate fully in the intellectual life of the Marco community throughout the academic year. During the course of the year, the Fellow will teach one graduate seminar in his or her field of expertise. The seminar will preferably use primary source materials. The Fellow receives a $1,750 travel stipend and is eligible to apply for additional travel and research funding through the Institute. Salary is $40,000 and includes full benefits.

Online application form, curriculum vitae, detailed research plan (2 single-spaced pages), and two letters of reference must be submitted by April 1, 2015. To apply, please visit the link:, which takes you to Marco’s specific posting at UT’s online application program. You will be able to complete the online form after creating a user account. The online application provides you with opportunities to upload your c.v. and research plan. Please ask referees to send recommendations under separate cover by email attachment (Word or pdf preferred) to Thomas E. Burman, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, at Recommendations should also be received by April 1, 2015.

 Two Postdoctoral Research Associates in the Early Modern Period (History of Art and History of Science), University of Cambridge – Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Closes: 8th April 2015

Salary: £28,695 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Job Ref: VM05464

CRASSH is seeking to appoint two post doctoral Research Associates to join the AHRC funded project, Making Visible, the Visual and Graphic Practices of the Royal Society led by Dr Sachiko Kusukawa (History of Science) and based at CRASSH. The project will run for four years from March 2015 to February 2019 and the positions will be held for 3.5 years from 1 September 2015.

The RAs will work closely with the PI and co-investigators on all aspects of the research project. They will conduct archival research (mainly at the Royal Society); generate and maintain data on an image database; work effectively with curators and other specialists through interviews and study sessions; write research papers; generate content for the project website; collaborate on an exhibition to be held at the Royal Society and participate fully in the project’s output including public engagement activities and international workshops.

Applicants must possess

A good first degree and a PhD in a relevant field of research
Research experience in early modern science and/or art and/or archives, and/or visual culture
Familiarity with current digital humanities research and technology (e.g. databases)
Familiarity with image research, academic blogs and podcasts
Experience in presenting research findings to both scholarly and non-scholarly audiences
Experience or ability to organise and participate in collaborative research initiatives/projects
Fluency in English and reading proficiency in Latin and/or at least one modern language relevant to the project’s research
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2019 in the first instance.

Applications should be made via the CRASSH website by 12pm midday (BST) on Wednesday 8 April 2015.

Please quote reference VM05464 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

 Project Manager, Cultures of Knowledge, Oxford 

Due: 8 April 

Cultures of Knowledge are excited to announce that they are seeking a full-time project manager, currently tenable for two years from April 2015. Do you love early modern letters? Are you passionate about the possibilities of the digital humanities in our connected world? They’d love to hear from you!

This is a unique opportunity to help lead one of Oxford University’s largest and most exciting digital humanities projects. The successful candidate will coordinate the further development of their flagship union catalogue, Early Modern Letters Online (EMLO), liaising between their technical and editorial teams and helping to coordinate their expanding community of contributors. No coding skills are required, but the successful applicant will have a keen interest in the digital humanities, an enthusiasm for the project, and excellent organisational and communication skills.

Please click here for further details and to apply:

The deadline for applications is noon on Wednesday 8th April. Project blog post:

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College Lectureship In History, University of Cambridge – Gonville and Caius College

Closes: 21st April 2015

Salary: £31,145 to £43,325
Hours: Full Time;  Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 3rd March 2015

Gonville and Caius College intends to appoint a College Lecturer in History with effect from 1 September 2015. Applications are welcome from individuals with expertise in any field taught in the Cambridge Historical Tripos (see and not currently covered by a member of the college’s teaching staff. American and Atlantic history (any period), medieval history (any area), early modern British history, and 20th-century European history (excluding Britain) would be particularly relevant.

The College has for many years enjoyed an exceptional reputation in History with a large number of Teaching Fellows. About 36 undergraduates read the subject at any one time. History at Caius benefits from the presence of scholars in contiguous fields such as Classics and Art History, a large complement of Research Fellows currently including several historians, and over 20 research students in History.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduates the equivalent of ten hours per week of supervisions conducted in pairs and to direct the studies of one or more of the year groups of the large community of history students at the College. The College also expects its College Lecturers to be research-active and their duties encompass research as well as teaching. Candidates should have a strong research record, including significant publications and plans for future research. The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further two years and thereafter reappointment to the retiring age. Re-appointment to the retiring age will be dependent upon satisfactory teaching and research. It is intended that the person appointed to the College Lectureship will be elected to a Fellowship.

The current annual stipend of a College Teaching Officer is on a scale of £34,233 to £43,325 if not resident in College and £31,145 to £40,237 if resident in College; the stipend is pensionable under the University Superannuation Scheme. Additional allowances for Teaching and Research Expenses, for books used in teaching, and for housing are described in the further particulars.

It is intended that the person appointed will take up the lectureship on 1 September 2015. Further particulars can be obtained from the College website ( Completed applications should be sent to the Senior Tutor at Gonville and Caius College ( by 21 April 2015. Candidates are also asked to arrange for three supporting references to be sent to the same address, and by the same date. Interviews will take place on 2 and 3 June 2015.