Jobs for medievalists

Jobs for Medievalists

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This list of jobs or positions open to medievalists is organised according to deadline for sending in applications – updated weekly (except during July)

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Open until filled:

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Post-Doc: Assistant Curator, Medieval Art and The Cloisters (MET)
The Assistant Curator will either specialize in late medieval art (13th-16th century) or the arts of the Mediterranean world in the late antique through medieval periods. Closing date: not specified (posted 1 February 2017)

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.


Professor of Numismatics and monetary history at Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies

The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies is the largest archaeological environment in Sweden and in 2006 was appointed one of Stockholm University’s leading research areas. It consists of six sections/units: Archaeology, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm Numismatic Institute, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution. At the department, research is conducted in several different fields and the study programmes have a wide disciplinary profile. The Numismatic research group with a professorship in numismatics and monetary history, established in 1979, is fully funded with funds from the Gunnar Ekström Foundation for numismatic research. The group consists of the professorship, as well as an editorial secretary (75%). The operation is mainly focused on the 700,000 coins from the beginning of our era to the end of the 1700s that have been found in Sweden. A particularly rich source is the more than 250,000 Viking coins primarily minted in the Caliphate, Germany and England, which is more than were found in the countries of origin. The approximately 200,000 medieval coins also have huge research potential. Research in both areas requires a very good knowledge of the material. The research is primarily focused on coinage, currency circulation and coin deposit, to place coins in a larger historical and cultural context.

University of Oxford – Keble College. CMRS Career Development Fellowship in Renaissance History on any aspect of the period 1400-1700, with a preference for someone whose research interests cross, and can link, disciplines within the general field of Renaissance Studies.


Postdoctoral Researcher Late Medieval – Early Modern History at the University of Ghent, department of History
The postdoctoral researcher will explore secular lordship in the Netherlandish principality of Guelders and the English shire of Warwickshire.


The “Comparative Kingship: the early medieval Kingdoms of Northern Britain and Ireland” project at the University of Aberdeen seeks two research fellows
1) Research Fellow
This position, a four year Research Fellowship will carry out palaeoenvironmental analysis in the vicinity of the four high status/royal landscapes that will be excavated by the project and other key sites identified during scoping work.
2) Research Fellow
This position, a five year Research Fellowship will help the Principal Investigator create the syntheses that will track the three polities through time, will help the Principal Investigator to oversee the overall project, take part in excavation and survey work and help co-ordinate two project monographs.


The University of Southampton seeks aresearch fellow connected to the project ‘Pilgrimage into the Past: Walking the Medieval March of Wales’. The project will develop a new visitor route from Swansea to Hereford, inspired by a real historical pilgrimage, as a way to engage tourists and local communities with the rich medieval heritage of the Wales-England border region.


Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Teaching (History) at the University of Bristol. The Director of Teaching (History) will provide strategic and operational leadership in history teaching in the School of Humanities. S/he will act as Programme Director for the BA in History (with additional responsibility for joint-honours and undergraduate courses). S/he will provide leadership in contributing to new initiatives such as Bristol Futures and Arts 2020 and ensure that performance and operational plans for history teaching are developed and achieved. S/he will also teach, at
both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and undertake independent scholarship on history-related research and/or pedagogy.*


The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge seeks a research associate connected to the
project ‘Vitae Sanctorum Cambriae: The Latin Lives of the Welsh Saints’
A detailed knowledge of medieval Latin is essential; familiarity with medieval hagiography and the medieval Welsh context are desirable.


Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship. Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the acquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies. This fellowship is designed for junior scholars with a completed doctorate whose research deals with some aspect of the Byzantine world. The fellow is expected to pursue promising research towards scholarly publication and/or the development of new subject areas. This Fellowship is open to qualified applicants in all fields and sub-disciplines of Byzantine Studies, such as history (including its auxiliary disciplines), archaeology, art history, literature, theology, and liturgical studies, as well as the study of Byzantium’s interactions with neighboring cultures. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at the University of Notre Dame’s famed Medieval Institute during the 2017-18 academic year.


The Department of Archaeology at the University of York seeks a Postdoctoral research associate connected to the project
“The Archaeology of Regime Change: Sicily in Transition (SICTRANSIT)”.  The candidate should be well versed in analytical organic chemistry, biochemistry and archaeological research, specialising in some part of the last three thousand years. The object of SICTRANSIT is to understand the changes in agriculture, society and economy through the Byzantine, Arab and Norman periods in Sicily and their significance for the Mediterranean as a whole.


Utrecht University has opened a Postdoc position in Economic and Social History connected to the project
“Coordinating for life. Success and failure of Western European societies in coping with rural hazards and disasters, 1300-1800”
on the issue how (rural) societies in pre-industrial Northwestern Europe coped with threats. The specific threat under consideration is open, and it does not need to be one of the threats mentioned in the project description.


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.


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