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, 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

Lecturer (above the bar) in Early Medieval History c400AD – 1000 AD, University College Dublin – UCD School of History and Archives

Closes: 26th March 2015

Salary: €45,726 to €69,275;  £32,602.64 to £49,393.08 converted salary* Please see advert
Hours: Full Time;  Contract Type: Permanent

Job Ref: 007247

UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies

Applications are invited for a permanent appointment as Lecturer (above the bar) in Early Medieval History c400AD – 1000 AD, UCD School of History and Archives. In particular, the School would welcome applications from individuals whose interests span Ireland, Britain & Europe.

University College Dublin has a distinguished history in the field of Medieval Studies. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the field; and is expected to research and publish and contribute to the promotion of early medieval studies at UCD through a variety of means including competitive research funding.

Note: Applicants will have a PhD relevant to the field of early medieval history c.400-c.1000AD, as well as experience of lecturing both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

2013 (2010) Lecturer (ATB) Salary Scale: €50,807 – €76,936 p.a.

2013 (2011) Lecturer (ATB) Salary Scale: €45,726 – €69,275 p.a.*

* Subject to all new entrants to public sector as of 01 January 2011

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (GMT) on Thursday 26th March 2015

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: See

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD do not accept late applications.  For more info go here.

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.

Research fellow – Medieval History of Islam/Islamic Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, Department of History

Due: 7 April 

Within the ERC Advanced Grant 2011 “FOUNDMED. Foundations in medieval societies. Cross-cultural comparisons” there is a position as a post-doctoral research fellow to be filled at the Department of History of the Humboldt University of Berlin as of May 1, 2015. The position is a fixed-term position limited to the project period ending May 31, 2017.

The project focusses on comparative investigations of foundations in the medieval millenium (from approximately CE 500 to 1500) in European Latin and Greek Orthodox Christianity, in Judaism, Islam and in pluri-religious India and of their mutual relations while making use of the ideas of modern global history. It therefore also involves questions of cultural transfer or cross-cultural interaction. Under the leadership of the principal investigator five experts from the fields of Medieval, Byzantine, Jewish, Islamic and Indian studies are to compile an “Encyclopedia of Foundations in the Medieval Millenium”, in which articles – written collaboratively – depict the forms, objectives, legal structures, establishment of foundations and historical changes taking place within them, taking into consideration their historical religious and social context.

For more info go here.

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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Lecturer in English – British Literature from 1350 – 1600, The University of Southampton.

Closing date 11th April 2015

The University of Southampton, one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and a member of the Russell Group, invites applications for the position of Lecturer in English.

If you have a developing teaching and research profile in any areas of literary studies within this period, we would welcome your application.

The post will complement and strengthen the existing teaching and research expertise of staff in English in the Faculty of Humanities. You will have a developing reputation for research, evidenced by a promising publications record and a strong potential to attract research funding, and will be expected to develop a programme of research and impact activities of the highest quality, suitable for submission to future national evaluations of research excellence. You will also contribute to the efficient administration of the Discipline of English and the Faculty of Humanities.

We anticipate a start date of 1 September 2015.

Further inquiries about this post should be addressed to the Head of English, Professor Daniel Brown, via email:

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Maxine Parker (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3784. Please quote reference 535715F4 on all correspondence.

Departmental Lecturer in Golden Age Spanish, University of Oxford.

Due: noon, 15 April

The post is to engage in advanced study and academic research in the area of Golden Age Spanish. This will include giving lectures and tutorials to undergraduate and graduate students, contributing to the teaching, research, and academic administration of the department; and to pursuing/leading an independent research programme. This post is to replace Professor Edwin Williamson who has secured a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for two years from 1 October 2015.

Applicants should possess a PhD/DPhil in Spanish with post-qualification teaching and research experience; a strong publication record and near-native fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish.

More information is available in the further particulars, available below, which all applicants must consult.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 15 April 2015.

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.

2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Due: 30 June

The Collaborative Research Center 1095 Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes at Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, is at the earliest convenience offering two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Postdoc, E 13 TV-G-U, 100%) for the studies in Medieval Cultures to start as soon as possible. The fellowships are limited until 31 December 2018.

The CRC Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes supports comparative research in cultural modes of stabilisation and transformation. The Research Center is based on the working hypothesis that the combination of two fields of observation are peculiarly revealing for the diachronic and synchronic comparison of cultures: A culture’s organisation of resources (what is considered a resource and how are the respective – material or immaterial – goods distributed?) and a culture’s discourses on weakness (how are deficits modelled and how do these discursive models shape political-social practice?). For the time being, participants are historians, economic historians, ethnologists, philosophers, legal historians and sinologists; research fellows from other disciplines (e.g. literary studies, art history) are expressly welcome.


The medieval project focusses on a macro historical discussion currently vivid throughout the disciplines of medieval research. In detail, it analyses the relation between the organisation of marriage, family and kinship on the one hand and the emergence of political and social institutions on the other. Within this broad macro historical perspective the fellows are expected to follow their own research interests. The project welcomes interests in a broad range of European regions, media or epochs. Experience in the Collaborative Research Center’s field of research is welcome, but not mandatory.

For more info go here.