Employment: Lecturer in Medieval History, Birkbeck College, University of London

Closing date 25th March 2015

Lecturer in Medieval History,
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology,
Birkbeck College, University of London.

Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) has a long and distinguished record as a centre of research and teaching excellence. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, HCA was ranked seventh among all History departments in Britain (Times Higher Education research intensity table), with 85% of its research portfolio deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. As part of its plans for strategic development, and in accordance with its commitment to excellence in research and teaching across broad temporal and geographic ranges, the Department seeks exceptional candidates to appoint to two full-time, open-ended posts, in Medieval and Early Modern History, to begin in September 2015.

Purpose and Main Duties

The Department of History, Classics, and Archaeology invites applications for a Lectureship in Medieval History. We seek to appoint an outstanding scholar working on any aspect of the history of the period between c.400 and c.1000. Applicants should have a doctorate in Medieval History and a research record appropriate to their career stage, that shows clear evidence of outstanding potential to contribute to the national and international profile of the Department. Experience of teaching at degree level is expected, but experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels is particularly desirable.

The person appointed will engage in scholarly research and publication; take responsibility for organisation, supervision, and teaching of the broad period of the Middle Ages, including Late Antiquity, at undergraduate and postgraduate level; supervise postgraduate students; and participate in Departmental, School, and College administration as required.

Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae and a covering letter outlining their research plans, teaching experience, and wider engagement with academic or public bodies. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit several sample module proposals, including an MA option with a significant Late Antique component. Details of our current programmes can be found at www.bbk.ac.uk/history/prospective-students

About the Department

For further information, please visit our website: www.bbk.ac.uk/history/

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 which is £35,343 rising to £40,460 per annum inclusive of £3,066 London Allowance.

This post is full-time and open-ended. The salary quote above is inclusive of London allowance. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of three years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 25 March 2015.

Interviews will be held on 22 April 2015

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Frederick Anscombe, Assistant Dean (Email: f.anscombe@bbk.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)207 631 6272). A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is available here.

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Birkbeck is a member of the ‘positive about disability’ two ticks scheme and guarantees to interview all candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.


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