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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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.


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.


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


University of Kent: Lecturer in Medieval History c. 400-1100

The School of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Early Medieval History (c. 400-1100). We welcome applications from all interested individuals in any field of British and/or European and/or Mediterranean History, within this time period. An interdisciplinary approach to these research fields and experience of teaching graduate students are desirable. You will have a flair for teaching, a willingness to work innovatively to help develop teaching and research interests in early medieval history at Kent, and an enthusiasm to participate actively with public engagement and impact activities You will join a large, thriving School, which is recognised as one of the leading departments in the UK and consistently scores highly in student surveys for teaching quality.


Lecturer in Medieval Literature and Palaeography (University of York)

The Department of English and Related Literature at York seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval Literature and Palaeography with expertise in English literature written between 1250 and 1550 and medieval palaeography and manuscript studies. Our primary criteria are excellence in teaching and research, and a willingness to contribute to the University of York’s leading interdisciplinary profile.


Lecturer in Medieval History at The University of Manchester – School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The University of Manchester invites applications for a Fixed term Lectureship (teaching focused) in Medieval History. You will have research interests in the field of Medieval history and will be able to teach Medieval history at all levels.

You will contribute to established undergraduate survey and Masters courses. You will have research and teaching interests focused on Medieval history. Level 1 (first-year undergraduate) teaching will include contributing to the core course, ‘History in Practice’, and ‘The Making of Europe, 400-1500’. At Level 2, you will act as course unit director and teach on ‘From Catastrophe to Crusade: Europe in the Aftermath of the Vikings’. You will supervise Level 2 Long Essays and Level 3 Dissertations. At MA level, you will join the teaching teams on core and optional courses for the MA in History and in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. You may also have the opportunity to supervise MA dissertations.


Departmental Lecturer in Old and Early Middle English Literature at the University of Oxford – Faculty of English Language and Literature

A 4-year fixed-term research and teaching appointment in Old and Early Middle English Literature (650-1350) is available for an outstanding academic at an early stage of their career. The purpose of the post is to cover the teaching of Professor Andy Orchard, the Rawlinson and Bosworth Chair in English Literature, who will be taking partial research leave while he holds an ERC Advanced Grant. It is anticipated that the appointee will take up the post on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Doctoral Grant (BOF) area of History at the University of Antwerpen

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the History Department for a Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of history at the Centre for Urban History . Project title: Back to the Future: future expectations in the Low Countries, 1400-1600

Project Cataloguer and Researcher (England and France 700-1200) at the British Library

The British Library is pleased to announce a one-year post for a Cataloguer and Researcher on the England and France 700-1200 Project in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage Department. The British Library is collaborating with the Bibliothèque nationale de France to enhance access to and promote 800 pre-1200 manuscripts, half of which are held by the British Library. This post is for a post-graduate researcher to catalogue and research pre-1200 Latin illuminated manuscripts to be digitised and to enhance existing catalogue records. The post-holder will also prepare short summaries of the digitised manuscripts for a general audience, to be placed on the Library’s website. Other tasks may include preparing blog posts, checking and publishing images, answering enquiries, presenting medieval manuscripts to specialist and non-specialist audiences, and other activities promoting the project.


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