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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Early Career Lecturer in Early Modern History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Due 2nd February

Salary: £34,411 to £39,528 per annum including London Allowance, depending on knowledge and skills

Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 30th December 2014
Closes: 2nd February 2015
Fixed term from 1 September 2015 to 31 July 2016

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research into the History of Art and the conservation of paintings and is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world.

The Courtauld seeks to appoint a fixed term 0.6 lecturer in Early Modern art. The minimum requirements for the post are a DPhil or PhD and some teaching experience. Preference may be given to a specialist in French art.

We are looking for a scholar who will deliver BA courses of the highest calibre, and who will enhance The Courtauld’s reputation for innovative teaching and ground-breaking research. Candidates will also be expected to participate in collaborative courses and research, to contribute to the teaching of art-historical methodology, and to take on the range of administrative tasks expected of all full-time faculty members.

For further details and an application form please visit our website or email Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted. All applicants must complete an application pack.

Closing Date: 12.00 pm (midday), Monday, 2 February 2015

Interview Date: Monday, 2 March 2015

The Courtauld Institute of Art promotes equal opportunities

Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature, Merton College, Oxford

Due 9 February

Merton College proposes to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature for four years commencing on 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as a researcher and university teacher.

The main duties of the post will be: to undertake innovative research in the broad areas of Old and Middle English; to contribute to the wider academic research environment in the University in Medieval English, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and to teach undergraduates reading English for up to six weighted hours per week in full term. The postholder will be eligible for election as a Fellow of the College.

The successful applicant will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject area and demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of English at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential. The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and commitment to a personal career development plan.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details on eligibility criteria and how to apply. These are available at or from the Sub-Warden’s Secretary, Merton College, Oxford, OX1 4JD (e-mail: The closing date for applications is 9 February 2015. Interviews will be held in College on 23 March 2015. The Fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.

Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, University of Kent – School of English
Due: 11th February 2015

Salary: £31,644 to £45,053 per annum
Job Ref: HUM0546

The RoleL  The School of English wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Early Modern Literature.

You will contribute to the School’s undergraduate curriculum in early modern literature, including Shakespeare, by teaching seminar groups, offering lectures, acting as a module convener and developing Special Options. You will also contribute to the research culture of the School, undertake supervision for PhD programmes, and play a full and active role in the rich interdisciplinary environment of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS).

The Person:  With a completed PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area, you will have an established research profile and experience of successful teaching of relevant literature modules at University level.

Research interests in one or more of the following topics will enable the successful candidate to complement existing strengths in the School and in MEMS: global interests; comparative literature; political culture; book and print history; material culture; Restoration literature; early 16th-century writing.

This is a vibrant, collegiate department, and we look forward to appointing someone interested in collaborative teaching and thinking and working across and between disciplines.

For full details of the role and the selection criteria please refer to the job specification.

The School of English currently has c. 900 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its permanent academic staff of 37 includes an excellent cohort of highly promising and productive early career researchers alongside senior staff with international reputations. English at Kent is based on a commitment to the traditional fields of the discipline, to consolidating the School’s distinctive strengths, and to innovation. Key areas of research such as medieval and early modern studies, American literature, postcolonial studies and modernism have been strengthened by recent appointments. There have also been strategic appointments in modern poetry and creative writing, two fields of development that are central to the School’s long-term strategy.

Further information is available at:

Further Information

Interviews are to be held: 9th March 2015

Please see the link below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply – for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement, job description and person specification) and any supporting documents.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. Please include contact details of three referees in your application.

If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Teresa Bubb, Resourcing Adviser, at

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Full Time, Permanent Lecturer in the History of the Medieval Mediterranean and Near East, 500-1500, University College London – UCL History
Due: 13th February 2015

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £37,152 to £40,313 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for a full-time lecturer in the History of the Medieval Mediterranean and Near East, 500-1500.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding historian working on any major area of the History of the Medieval Mediterranean and Near East. Our preference is for someone who will bring new research interests to complement our current expertise. S/he will be expected to research and publish material of the highest quality; to offer inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and to play a full part in the life of the History Department.

Applicants must have a doctorate in the relevant area; at least one outstanding research publication; an imaginative post-doctoral research project; and experience of teaching in a university History department, preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

UCL vacancy reference: 1449502

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click here.

For queries about the application process, please contact the History Department Manager, Claire Morley, on, or tel. +44 (0) 20 7679 1341.

For academic enquiries about the vacancy, please contact the Head of the History Department, Prof. Stephen Conway ( Please note that we do not comment upon cvs or resumés in advance of application.

More information about the History Department and its academic staff can be found on our website:

Closing Date: 13/2/2015
Interview Date: Friday 13 March 2015

Assistant Professor of Medieval English Literature, Spring Hill College

Due: 20 February, 2015

The English Department of Spring Hill College invites applications for
a tenure-track assistant professor in medieval English literature to
begin August 2015. Specialization within the field is open; ability to
teach an early British survey course is required. The 4/4 teaching
load typically includes composition, introductory literature, and
courses in the English major. The successful candidate will
demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, understanding of the
college’s mission, commitment to service, and an active scholarly
agenda. PhD is required by August 1, 2015.
Founded in 1830 and located in Mobile, AL, Spring Hill College is a
private, Jesuit, student-centered liberal arts institution with an
enrollment of 1,500. Spring Hill College forms students to become
responsible leaders in service to others and is committed to the
spiritual, social, and intellectual growth of each individual.
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, transcripts, statement of
teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation via
Interfolio ByCommittee or by mail to Dr. Catherine Swender, Chair,
Department of English, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin Street,
Mobile, AL 36608. Materials must be received by February 20, 2015.
Spring Hill College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor, Tenure track, Spanish Literature of the Middle Ages and Golden Age, University of Ottawa

Due: 28 February 2015

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Ottawa, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Spanish literature of the Middle Ages and Golden Age beginning 1 July 2015. Candidates should hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, should have a strong publication record and be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching. Interdisciplinary approaches, expertise in Colonial Latin America, and/or the ability to teach paleography, codicology, and iconography are assets.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in literature, culture, and language, in the Spanish and in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies programs. Teaching initially will be in Spanish and in either English or French.

Native or near-native fluency in Spanish, as well as fluency in either English or French is required at the time of hire. Passive knowledge of the other official language is also needed, with active knowledge required for tenure.

Salary will be determined according to qualifications and experience, and the provisions of the collective agreement. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience, selected publications, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly before 28 February 2015 to:

Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Ave. E. (234)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5;
phone: (613) 562-5715 fax: (613) 562-5138

Applications received before February 28th, 2015 will be given priority but the position will remain open until filled.

For more information on our programs, please consult our web site at:

Research Fellow “Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular: Rethinking Renaissance and Early-Modern Intellectual History (c. 1400-c. 1650)” University of Warwick

Due 1 March 2015 

Italian Studies at the University of Warwick is seeking a Research Fellow as part of the ERC-funded Starting Investigator Grant on ‘Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular: Rethinking Renaissance and Early-Modern Intellectual History (c. 1400-c. 1650)’. The project is a collaboration between the University of Ca’ Foscari, Venice (Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali) and the University of Warwick (Italian Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures).

The successful applicant will conduct research on topics related to the interpretation of Aristotle’s works in the Italian vernacular (roughly 1400–1650), with particular attention to Aristotelian poetics, rhetoric or moral philosophy. The position is for 3 years.

This is an opportunity to  work in a particularly vibrant research environment, under the direction of Dr David Lines and Professor Simon Gilson. There will be substantial  opportunities to develop one’s professional and teaching profile.

The deadline for applications is 1 March 2015. Further information is available at:

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, AHRC-funded Project, ‘Monks in Motion: a prosopographical study of the English and Welsh Benedictines in exile, 1553-1800’ Durham University – Theology and Religion
Due: 1 March 2015

Salary: £31,342 to £33,242
Job Ref: 4257
The AHRC-funded Project, ‘Monks in Motion: a prosopographical study of the English and Welsh Benedictines in exile, 1553-1800’, based in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, invites applications for a 21-month Postdoctoral Fellowship as part of the core research team.

The successful applicant will assist with data collection for the creation of a dynamic, searchable database of the membership and activities of English Benedictines from Mary I’s reign to 1800. This will involve work with primary sources at several archives, collecting the relevant information and inputting it ready for the creation of the database. Where necessary, it will also involve transcription work. He/she will have responsibility for recording the public archives consulted and creating a calendar of these for publication on the project website. He/she will also have responsibility for all conference administration and will be expected to contribute accordingly to all project outputs, including publications and conferences. The post-holder will be directly responsible to the project Principal Investigator, but will be expected to work in close co-ordination with other members of the project team.

This is an opportunity for a first-rank early-career researcher who has either recently submitted his/her doctoral dissertation, or who has completed the equivalent of 3 years full-time research at dissertation stage and is now in the final write-up phase. The appointee will have energy and proven gifts as a scholar and will be a full member of the Department of Theology and Religion.

Assistant Curator and Special Assistant to the Associate Director of Rare Book School, UVA

Application deadline: March 1, 2015

Rare Book School (RBS) seeks a full-time Assistant Curator, who will also serve as Special Assistant to the Associate Director of Rare Book School. He or she will work closely with RBS’s Curator of Collections and Associate Director to steward and build RBS’s 80,000-item teaching collection. Primary duties include: acquisitions processing; cataloging; collections maintenance (including preservation, shelving, and shelf moves); liaising with RBS faculty and Special Collections staff; and maintaining collections finding aids and other collections-related files. Additional duties include: assisting with exhibitions, collections presentations, and special events; reference assistance for visitors to the collections; and support for projects undertaken by the Associate Director, which range from publications to grant-related research. Over time, duties could be expanded to include: management of part-time collections staff; selection of items for purchase; and donor cultivation and stewardship.

Located on central Grounds at the University of Virginia, RBS offers a close-knit, highly collaborative, mission-centered work environment with an abundance of engaging, bookish people and fascinating historical objects. This position requires a service-oriented, systematic, analytical thinker possessing: excellent communication skills; reading knowledge of Latin, French, German, or Spanish; an interest in technology, craft, and design; and a passion for researching and organizing historical objects.

Other desirable qualifications include: a degree in the humanities or social sciences, with an emphasis on books or prints as historical objects; especially desirable would be an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or an advanced degree with a concentration or specialization in bibliography and/or book history; hand skills (e.g., printmaking, bookbinding, letterpress printing, conservation); knowledge of the antiquarian book or print trade; experience with organizing exhibitions and teaching with historical objects; training in photography; experience working with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems, and applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and WordPress/BuddyPress; a long-term interest in the humanities, special collections librarianship, conservation, and/or the antiquarian book trade.

This is a full-time, two-year position with the possibility of renewal or promotion. Starting salary ranges from $32,000 to $42,000, depending upon experience and academic/professional attainment. Benefits include annual leave, sick leave, health insurance, an RBS course each year, and contributions toward retirement. We hope to have someone fill this position as soon as May 2015, to overlap with current curatorial staff; however, the start date is somewhat flexible.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

1) A cover letter discussing: a) your interest in RBS; b) the various strengths you could bring to RBS’s collections and staff; c) the skills you hope to cultivate at RBS and the areas in which you hope to grow; and d) the ways in which this position would help you meet your longer-term professional goals.

2) A c.v., including at least three references.

3) A writing sample of at least 1,000 words.

Please send electronic copies of materials to, or to

Rare Book School
Attn: Barbara Heritage
114 Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103