Jobs for medievalists

Jobs for Medievalists

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The History Department at Denison University, Columbus, Ohio invites applications for a visiting one-year replacement position in the History of Medieval or Early Modern Europe/Mediterranean World. Teaching responsibilities in a 3/3 load include introductory survey courses on the history of medieval and/or early modern Europe and upper level courses in the candidate’s general fields. Denison is an increasingly diverse, highly-selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2100 students from across the nation and around the world. review begins on the 22.02.2017. Open until filled.

The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses primarily in European history should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 16% to 100% time, which would translate to 1 to 6 courses over a two semester academic year. Application during May 2016 – 2017

Instructor of Medieval European History at the Department of History at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. The Department of History at the University of Minnesota, Duluth invites applicants for a 67% temporary Instructor or Assistant Professor position in Medieval European History to begin August 22, 2016 and end May 21, 2017. The candidate must be able to teach a pre-modern European history survey as well as upper division courses in medieval Europe and medieval and early modern England. Duties/Responsibilities include teaching two classes per semester which may be day or evening classes or both.


PhD-Studentship: England and France 700 -1200: Franco-Saxon Manuscripts in the 9th Century

The British Library and the University of Leicester invite applications for a PhD studentship offered under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme, co-supervised by Joanna Story, professor of Early Medieval History at Leicester, and Dr Kathleen Doyle, Lead Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library. In the ninth century monasteries in the Pas de Calais, at Saint-Amand, Saint-Bertin, Corbie, and Saint-Riquier produced manuscripts that were characterised by the use of a highly distinctive style of ‘Franco-Saxon’ illumination. These monasteries were places of great wealth and patronage, and were ruled by abbots who had close links to the Carolingian court. Proximity to the Channel coast and to the trading emporium of Quentovic meant that there were also longstanding connections with Anglo-Saxon England. These links to places and people of power are manifest in the deluxe manuscripts that were produced in these monasteries in the ninth century, which combined the measured aesthetic of Carolingian epigraphic display scripts with an idiomatic use of Insular decoration.




Associate Professor of Ottoman History at the Facultyr of Oriental Studies, Oxford University. This is an exciting new opportunity to revive a major field of study at Oxford, and enhance teaching of the history of Islamic societies and of Ottoman Turkish language and texts. The post will complement Oxford Humanities’ exceptional research strength in medieval and early modern history of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds and their neighbours.


Lecturer in Medieval History c. 800 – c. 1200 at the University of York – History. The University of York seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Medieval History (c.800 – c.1200) with a preference for European history, including the British Isles. The position is based in the Department of History, Heslington, and available from September 2017. You will be responsible for developing and delivering teaching across the Department within the area of Medieval History; carrying out individual or collaborative research projects, leading to the production of research outputs/outcomes, and undertaking relevant administrative and managerial duties.


The Department of History at the Philosophical Faculty I of the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, invites applications for the position of a tenured Professorship in Medieval History. The responsibilities of the position include conducting teaching, that represents the discipline in breadth and depth. In research a special emphasis shall be in Late Medieval History. Applicants are furthermore supposed to give university courses in German.

Lecturer in Late Medieval History c. 1200 to 1500. The University of Edingbugh is seeking an outstanding scholar of Late Medieval history c. 1200 to 1500 with a strong track record of internationally excellent publications and clear evidence of the potential for future development at the highest level. The successful candidate will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching of Medieval history at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Candidates with interests in the history of gender and sexuality, the history of science, medicine and technology, global and transnational history, material culture, and intellectual history would be particularly welcome. The post is tenable from 1 September 2017 and is open-ended.


Jobs for medievalists. Illuminations from Bodleian Library: MS. Buchanan e. 3. Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French, France, Rouen; c. 1500