Jobs for medievalists

Jobs for Medievalists

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Postdoctoral researchers, medieval history at the Universitatea din București

Two postdoctoral positions as parts or ERC Starting Grant no. 638436 Record-keeping, fiscal reform, and the rise of institutional accountability in late-medieval Savoy: a source-oriented approach. Candidates must have a solid knowledge of medieval Latin and palaeography and publication record in the history of medieval Savoy and / or medieval accountability. from 01.10.2017

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at the Alfred University in New York

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking an art historian for a full-time, visiting faculty position in Medieval and/or Renaissance and Baroque art for the Spring semester of 2018. Applications are invited from historians with primary expertise in the area of Medieval or Renaissance and Baroque art and the ability to teach introductory and intermediate courses in these areas. Interest in material culture is welcome. Teaching responsibilities include the equivalent of a 3/3 load: a freshman-level, half-semester course in Medieval and/or Renaissance and Baroque art (taught twice), and two upper-division courses in areas of expertise. 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.


Full-time tenure track faculty position in medieval history at the rank of assistant professor at the The Department of History at the University of North Texas

The Department of History at the University of North Texas seeks applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in medieval history at the rank of assistant professor. Additional information about the Department may be found here. General responsibilities include conducting a vigorous research program; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising graduate students; and service to the department, college, and university.

UNT is a Class I‐Doctorate Granting institution located in Denton, Texas, about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT Denton is the flagship research campus of the UNT‐System, has over 37,000 students and over 6,500 graduate students, and is one of the top choices in the nation for transfer students. The Department of History has 31 full-time faculty, more than 500 undergraduate majors, and more than 100 graduate students. It awards the Ph.D. in United States, European and Military History. The individual hired for this position will have the benefit of a broad spectrum of medieval-studies colleagues across campus and in the greater DFW area. UNT also hosts the annual Medieval Graduate Student Symposium (, now in its 10th year.


Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean History

The Department of History at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean history, to begin in the autumn 2018 or later. As the sole member of the department responsible for this period, the successful candidate will be expected to offer introductory and upper-division undergraduate courses on the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Islamic world or Colonial Latin America

Completed applications received by October 16, 2017 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled.


University of Amsterdam – Postdoctoral researcher ‘Healthscaping Medieval Cities’

The Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH), one of the six research schools of the Faculty of Humanities, currently has a vacant postdoctoral position as part of the ERC project Healthscaping, led by prof. G. Geltner.

HealthScaping seeks to trace the development and impact of preventative healthcare policies, medical discourses and social and religious action in the continent’s two most urbanized and richly documented regions in the later Middle Ages, Italy and the Low Countries. The project taps numerous written, material and visual sources and archaeological data from several sites, and examines them also by critically engaging the insights of governmentality studies, cultural-spatial analysis and actor-network theory. A multidisciplinary team, working in a Geographical Information Systems environment and generating innovative urban health maps, will recover earlier societies’ struggles with domestic and industrial waste, travel and labor hazards, food quality, and social and religious behaviours considered harmful or dangerous.

Within this framework, an experienced historian of the Low Countries will tap pertinent documents of practice in several Low Countries archives: petitions, account books, city-council minutes, court records and ledgers of levied fines as well as records produced for, by and about social enforcers such as Ghent’s coninc der ribauden and Bruges’ meuderaars.


Assistant Professor in Medieval Economic and/or Social History, 1000 -1500

Based in one of the UK’s leading centres for the study of history, you will make an important contribution to the development of a dynamic research culture, building on the department’s established international reputation in the field of Medieval History. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge, the University’s important and extensive library and archival holdings in the field, and our close working relationships with local partners including the Durham Cathedral Library, you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about medieval economic and/or social history between the years 1000 – 1500, you will share your enthusiasm through exceptional research-led teaching. At Durham, you will benefit from a strong commitment to intra- and inter-disciplinary research, and from the resources of a host of specialist Research Institutes and Centres. You will also enjoy the advantages of a mentoring scheme to develop you as a historian, teacher and leader in the discipline and beyond.


PhD position in project on medieval political songs at Ghent University

In the nineteenth century, ‘historical songs’ (‘historieliederen’), the term that was used at the time, formed a popular object of study for Romantic literary scholars, folklorists and historians. They seemed to represent a ‘folk’ view on historical events reflecting the inner soul of a people. However, even apart from the problem of the now untenable romantic essentialism which was their starting point, the collections made by romantic folklorists but also the later more scholarly and systematic editions by Fredericq (1894) and Van de Graft (1904) hardly employed coherent criteria to delineate their corpus. Neither did they sufficiently analyze the problems of genre, social origin, intended audience, and textual tradition. During the last century, early modern Dutch political songs and poems, and notably those dealing with the Dutch Revolt, have received more scrutiny, particularly the so-called Geuzenliederen (‘Beggar’s Songs’), which famously include the Wilhelmus, since 1932 the national anthem of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In general, historians of the Reformation have shown the importance of songs in diffusing Protestantism. In contrast to the Geuzenliederen, the more varied corpus of political songs before the 1560s remains sadly understudied. During the last decade, however, several publications such as the edition of the 1544 Antwerp Songbook, a number of seminal case studies and some preliminary overviews of the source material have revealed the great potential of a combined approach of literary and historical perspectives for the study of pre-Reformation political song culture. This project will build on these findings and will, for the first time, provide a systematic study of the body of later medieval political songs from the Low Countries from a truly interdisciplinary perspective.


Postdoctoral research fellows in Arabic historiography at the Ghent University, Languages and Cultures

The ERC-Consolidator Grant Project ‘The Mamlukisation of the Mamluk Sultanate – II: historiography, political order and historiography in fifteenth century Egypt and Syria (MMS-II)” (2017-21) offers up to four fulltime post-doctoral fellowships for researchers wishing to engage with 15th-century Arabic historiography (1410-70 CE). MMS-II endeavours to offer the first comprehensive survey and collective historical interpretation of the diverse and voluminous range of Arabic historiographical texts that were produced in the Syro-Egyptian Mamluk sultanate between 1410 and 1470 and that have continued to define historical imaginations to this very day. The post-doctoral researchers will be fully engaged in the project’s stage two (months 13-48 of the project – January 2018-December 2020). The project’s research at this stage will consist of the exploration and analysis of discrete sets of texts that are relevant for the project’s time, space, and scope. Selected researchers will be expected to each develop their own research on particular case studies of a set corpus of texts, defined by shared characteristics such as authorship or any other relevant relationship. Methodologically, each selected postdoctoral researcher will be expected to pursue his/her own individual research on the selected case studies along a shared research agenda, organized in 3 phases



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