Jobs for medievalists

Jobs for Medievalists

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Spring 2018

Publishing Primary Sources from the Middle Ages

Brepols Publishers is an international academic publisher of works in the humanities. The focus of its publications lies in primary sources from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period.

If you believe any of your students (undergraduate, Master’s candidates, PhD candidates, Postdoc) would be interested in working for Brepols Publishers (Thessaloniki, Greece office) through the Erasmus+ program, we would very much appreciate your help in this endeavor. If a candidate is interested, he/she can contact us for further information (also see file attached) via the following e-mail address: International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance, c/o Brepols Publishing Services EPE, Ermou 55, GR-54623 Thessaloniki


Tenure-Track Professorship For The Field Of Textual Transmission And The Transformation Of Euromediterranean Europe, 4th-11th Centuries

At the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna the position of a Tenure-Track Professorship
for the field of Textual Transmission and the Transformation of Euromediterranean Europe, 4th -11th Centuries

The position should strengthen research and teaching in early and high medieval history at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies and provide new impulses. Successful applicants should have their research focus in European History of the 4th to 11th century, specifically on Italy, the Frankish kingdoms or the Iberian Peninsula. We expect applicants to have a thorough education in the Historical Auxiliary Sciences (Paleography, Codicology, Diplomatics) and to have experience in work with Latin sources and their transmission, and in addressing broader research questions in Early Medieval Studies, in particular in connection with the research platforms of the Faculty, ‘Community, Conflict  and Integration’, and also ‘Text&Edition’ and/or ‘Digital Humanities’, and with the Vienna Doctoral Academy (VDA) ‘Medieval Academy’. They should have excellent publications (also in English), experience in externally-funded projects and with research organization (conferences, collaborative volumes etc.). We especially invite applications from researchers who can contribute to extending the Faculty’s international network of cooperation, and who have experience in interdisciplinary and comparative research.


Three postdoctoral positions at either the University of York or at the Universisity of Southern Denmark focusing on Medieval Literature

The Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU, Odense) and the University of York invites applications for a total of three postdoctoral positions. (It is possible to apply to both universities with the same research plan, but you must make separate applications following the procedures of each institution.)

The position available at the University of Southern Denmark (Department of History) is a 3-year post with a start date of September 1, 2018.

The two positions available at the University of York (Department of English and Related Literature) are 2 year, 11-month posts with a start date of September 1, 2018. Applications to York need to be made through the University of York system and will be advertised in due course.

The CML’s research is interdisciplinary and multilingual, combining literary study with history, history of art, history of science, and other disciplines. We cover a broad range of topics addressing texts within and, especially, beyond the established medieval literary canons. The CML works to establish theoretical models for the study of medieval literature in a European scale. Our research is organised in three main research strands: Imperial Languages, Canon and Library, and Transformations and Translocations.

For more information: Centre for Medieval Literature, or Lars Boje Mortensen, Centre Leader,


Tenured Academic Staff, History of Spirituality in the Low Countries in the Medieval and Early Modern periods at The Ruusbroec Institute, affiliated research institute of the Faculty of Arts


The assignment has a structural character in the three core activities of the tenured academic staff: teaching, research, and services. You will expand the scientific research in the area of the history of spirituality in the Low Countries in the medieval and early modern periods. You will acquire and manage external funding (national and international). Research that may entail a scholarly valorisation of the heritage collection of the Ruusbroec Institute Library will be considered as an asset. Knowledge of Latin and Middle Dutch is an asset.
You will be assigned lecturing duties in the field of culture and religion, or in related areas. You will offer scientific services. Among others, you take part in editorial activities for the journal Ons Geestelijk Erf. Journal for the History of Spirituality in the Low Countries and take up administrative duties. You engage in valorisation activities of the Ruusbroec Institute Library as well as in science communication on topics related to the research field of the Ruusbroec Institute. You will contribute to the regional, national and international visibility of the Ruusbroec Institute.

You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in a subject relevant to the Ruusbroec Institute’s research field. You have proven expertise in the mystical tradition and/or the devotional culture of the Low Countries.


Religious buildings in Zamora, 11th-13th Centuries: building processes, forms and functions

This is a three-year doctoral studentship fully funded by the ERC. The student will be based at the CSIC in Madrid, and at the University of Warwick, thus enabling the student to gain additional valuable experience outside a university environment.

The doctoral work will focus on the construction of churches or church buildings is obviously as old as the dominance of Christianity in Western societies. The petrification of ecclesiastical wealth, however, implied a more recognisable and enduring presence for this institution throughout the medieval landscape, both urban and rural. The building of churches, and to a lesser extent monasteries, was also promoted by the laity. These were initiatives and investments that were partly religious in origin, in so far as they were ways to ensure the eternal salvation of the founders or of the community involved. The proliferation of masonry-built churches may also raise the question of other objectives of the secular world. Sometimes the laity invested in churches to provide a new, or at least a stronger, more formalised and more recognizable community identity.


Permanent position as lecturer in Medieval Literature

King’s College London with its 200 years of heritage is recognised today as a world-leading research university, ranked 7th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We understand the need to turn original thinking into everyday application, encouraging curiosity to develop work that makes an impact on society and global issues. Great names from King’s are continuing to change the world.The Department wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval Literature for a permanent position.


Lecturer in Latin and Manuscript Studies at the University of Kent – Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies is inviting applications for the ongoing role of Lecturer in Latin and Manuscript Studies. If you can demonstrate a strong submission for REF2021, a flair for teaching and an enthusiasm to participate with public engagement and impact activities, we would welcome an application from you. As Lecturer in Latin and Manuscript Studies you will:

  • develop, teach and convene new MA modules ‘Latin for Beginners’ and ‘Reading the Manuscript Evidence’ as well as contributing to other team taught modules at Canterbury and Paris campuses;
  • develop your research area to attract international recognition, research grants and PhD students and have ready for REF2021 a full submission of high-quality research publications;
  • contribute to public engagement and impact activities.

Leader of the Icon Museum in Recklinghausen 

The Icon Museum in Recklinghausen, which opened in 1956, is regarded as the most important museum of Eastern Christian art outside the Orthodox countries. More than 3,500 icons, gold embroideries, miniatures, wood and metal works from Russia, Greece, the Balkans and Ethiopia provide a comprehensive overview of the diverse topics and the stylistic development of icon painting in the Christian East. The Coptic Department of the Icon Museum documents the transition from late antiquity to early Christianity in Egypt with outstanding works such as stone reliefs, textiles, bronze and clay objects, and some mummy portraits.


Stipendiary Lecturer in Medieval History University of Oxford – The Queen’s College
University of Oxford – The Queen’s College
Location: Oxford
Salary: £8,832 per annum
Hours: Part Time

The Governing Body proposes to elect a suitably qualified candidate to a Stipendiary Lectureship in Medieval History for one year only from 1 October 2018 (during Professor Blair’s absence on sabbatical leave). The Lecturer will be required to teach four hours per week for Queen’s and Pembroke Colleges. He or she will have an expertise in medieval British History, including in particular an ability to teach the papers listed below.  By a long-standing arrangement, we cover Pembroke’s British History I teaching at Prelim level. The Lecturer will be expected to continue that arrangement. The Preliminary Examination: History of the British Isles I (c.300-1087); History of the British Isles II (1042-1330); and one or more of European and World History (EWH) II: The Early Medieval World, 600-1000; EWH III: The Central Middle Ages, 900-1300; EWH IV: The Global Middle Ages, 500 – 1500, and the Optional Subject: The Age of Bede. The Final Honour School: History of the British Isles I (c.300-1087); History of the British Isles II (1042-1330); and one or more of General History II (476-750), III(700-900) and IV (900-1122), Further Subjects: Anglo-Saxon Archaeology; Justinian and Muhammad and Carolingian Renaissance, and Special Subjects: Francia in the Age of Clovis and Gregory of Tours; Byzantium in the Age of Constantine Porphyrogenitus, and The Norman Conquest of England. It should be emphasized that the History of the British Isles papers are the main requirement: we would not expect the successful candidate to cover more than a small proportion of the other papers listed above.

Candidates should submit their electronic application to the Academic Administrator,


Lecturer A/B in Medieval History at Birkbeck, University of London – School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

The appointee will have demonstrated expertise in the middle ages using both textual sources and the material record (whether the built environment, material culture, or landscape). The appointee will have a growing reputation for research excellence, demonstrated preferably by publication in leading journals and/or academic presses, and will also have strong experience in teaching.

The appointee will provide both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medieval history and archaeology, including the supervision of MA dissertation students and MPhil/PhD candidates. Qualified candidates must be able to teach medieval history at all levels, including convening modules and contributing to team teaching. The position will include administrative responsibilities within the Department and School.

Applications will be welcome especially from scholars whose work looks beyond European contexts, those working on the global Middle Ages, and/or research topics crossing traditional disciplinary, chronological or regional boundaries.


University Lecturer in Medieval French and Occitan Studies
University of Cambridge – Department of French
Job Ref:GK14387

The French Section of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Medieval French and Occitan Studies, specializing in the literature of the period. Preference may be given to candidates who can also demonstrate an interest in comparative studies in relation to the Romance languages of the period. The successful candidate will normally hold a PhD in Medieval French and Occitan Studies and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research. Appointees will be expected to: engage in high-level research; seek opportunities to win external funding for that research; publish in their specialist field; teach and examine undergraduates; supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work. The successful candidate will have, or be expected to develop, their own independent research portfolio of world-class research commensurate with the international reputation of the University in the area of Medieval French and Occitan Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Lorna Castle, HR Administration Coordinator:

Be part of the team: “Making Mysticism – Mystical Books in the Library of the Charterhouse Erfurt”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). 

Consider to switch to the University of Freiburg: It is one of the most renowned and strongest research universities in Germany, with a history spanning more than 500 years. You’ll engage in top-notch research and teaching with a unique spectrum of disciplines, perspectives, and people – right in the heart of one of Germany’s most beautiful cities. The University seeks a scientific employee to collaborate in the project “Making Mysticism – Mystical Books in the Library of the Charterhouse Erfurt”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The University Library is working on this project in close cooperation with the Deutsches Seminar – Germanistische Mediävistik. As part of the project, a subject-specific, collaborative work environment is to be developed at the University Library in close cooperation with the mediaevist scholars. It includes u. a. the presentation of the digital genetic edition of the library catalog of the Charterhouse and a virtual reconstruction of selected groups of signatures.


Adjunct in Medieval History at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Only those who meet the requirements set out in Article 109 (1) of Higher Education Act of 27 July, 2005 (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 2016, Item 1842 as amended) and the following eligibility criteria may enter the contest:PhD (habilitation) in humanities in the field of history, specialization: medieval history, church history. Documented scientific achievements, research interests and didactic experience in the field of: Medieval history, History of medieval Balticum, Medieval church in the state of Teutonic Order, Medieval chanceries, Edition of medieval sources.
Fluency in German and English. Experience in obtaining external funds for scietific projects as well as experience in the international cooperation in field of scientific projects and other interantional collaboration is required.


Lecturer/senior lecturer in art history c. 1400-1800 at the Courtauld d Institute of Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research in Art History and the conservation of paintings; it is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world. The Art History department has an outstanding research and teaching record from Late Antiquity to the Contemporary with an increasingly global outlook, and embraces its diversity of theoretical approaches and methodologies.

The Courtauld wishes to appoint a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art History, to begin on 1 September 2018. The successful candidate will complement the existing teaching strengths of the Department and will have a research focus in any region or period from c.1400-1800. We seek an art historian who situates their research in a wider, global context, and who shares a ‘decentred’ approach that avoids focus on only a single part of the world. An ideal candidate would be able to teach across at least one other field in a way directed by concepts of exchange and interaction, and to build bridges with other areas of art historical investigation. The candidate is expected to be able to situate their work in the theoretical and historiographical debates in their specialised research area and also engage with current issues in global Art History.


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