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Employment: Assistant Professor in Medieval Studies, James Madison University

Closing Date: unspecified.
The Department of English at James Madison University is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medieval Studies, to begin Fall 2020. They are especially interested in candidates whose work engages digital humanities and/or the Global Middle Ages. Secondary fields may also include the environmental humanities, manuscript studies, and/or women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, among other fields.
For additional information about this position, and to apply, visit

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News: UCD Ad Astra Fellowships

Please note that applications are welcome in the following areas: Digital cultures; drama; film/screen culture; creative writing/creativity; global/world lit; environmental humanities; medical humanities; medieval studies; YA/children’s lit. Applications are made in the way described below, but candidates are welcome to contact Dr Niamh Pattwell with informal queries.

Applications are invited for a temporary fixed term post of an Ad Astra Fellow within University College Dublin. UCD is a research-intensive global university with purpose, drive and ambition. To contribute to the achievement of our mission and vision, we wish to hire additional faculty who share our ambition and our values: excellence, creativity, collegiality, engagement, integrity and diversity.

UCD consists of the College’s of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Engineering and Architecture, Science, Health and Agricultural Sciences and Business.

UCD has developed a new Central Pool Academic Appointments initiative that is aligned with the University Strategy key objectives:

  1. Increase the quality, quantity and impact of our research, scholarship and innovation.
  2. Provide an educational experience that defines international best practice.
  3. Consolidate and strengthen our disciplines.
  4. Conduct strong interdisciplinary research and education in important areas of national and global need.
  5. Attract and retain an excellent and diverse cohort of students, faculty and staff.
  6. Build our engagement locally, nationally and internationally.
  7.  Develop and strengthen our University community.

The UCD Ad Astra Fellows programme is one part of this initiative. Approximately 65 appointments will be made each year targeting high potential early-stage academics.

Applications are invited across all academic disciplines represented in UCD. Excellence, creativity and the interest and capacity to engage across disciplines are underpinning values.

The UCD Ad Astra Fellows programme is extremely competitive and applicants are expected to have research outputs in the pipeline that will readily transition to research activity within UCD.

For more information on Ad Astra Fellows and how to apply please visit

Salary: €52,848 – €83,090 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date:  17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 22nd April 2019.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV’s submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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JOB: Merton College, Oxford


Merton College, Oxford

Salary £30,326 p.a., plus a housing allowance of £10,000 p.a. or free accommodation

Merton College proposes to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature for 3.75 years commencing on 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a prestigious career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as researcher and university teacher. The main duties of the post will be: to undertake innovative research in the broad areas of Old or Middle English; to contribute to the wider academic research projects in the University in Medieval English, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and to teach undergraduates reading English for an average of six weighted hours per week in full term. The postholder will be eligible for election as a Fellow of the College.

The successful applicant will hold, or be close to completing, a doctorate in a relevant subject area and demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research in Old or Middle English at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of English at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential. The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and commitment to a personal career development plan.

In addition to salary, the Fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars on the Merton College website

FRF Med English 2018 advert Merton College

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Vacancy: Project Assistant DMLCS

Applications are invited for the position of Project Assistant for the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources (DMLCS). Fixed Term Contract – 1 Year initially. Part time basis 0.8 FTE.

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Employment: Assistant Prof in History of Early Modern Empires, Warwick

Closing date 11th December 2016

Assistant Professor in History of Early Modern Empires
University of Warwick

The Department of History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in the History of Early Modern Empires. You will conduct research in the history of Early Modern empires, and be prepared to work in collaboration with colleagues within the Department, and across the University. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University.

You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of the history of imperialism in the Early Modern world. We welcome applicants working in any area of this field on any area of the globe.

You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of the history of Early Modern empires. You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or the potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department.

Please direct all informal inquiries to Professor Daniel Branch, Head of Department, at

Interview date: 31 January 2017.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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Employment: Research Assistant, Face Lab, Liverpool

Closing date: 5 September 2016

Research Assistant
Face Lab
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Employment: Long-term Research Fellowships, Warburg Institute

Closing date: 2nd December 2016

University of London – School of Advanced Study – Fellowships section


The Warburg Institute is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. It is cross-disciplinary and global. It is concerned with the histories of art and science, and their relationship with superstition, magic, and popular beliefs. Its researches are historical, philological and anthropological. It is dedicated to the study of the survival and transmission of cultural forms – whether in literature, art, music or science – across borders and from the earliest times to the present. In setting out the historical, psychological, anthropological and political dimensions of art and culture, the work of Aby Warburg underlines the continuing relevance of the humanities today.

The Institute is offering a number of Frances A. Yates Fellowships for the academic year 2017-18.  Typically the Fellowships will be awarded from 1 October 2017 to 31 July 2018. Fellows’ interests may lie in any aspect of cultural and intellectual history but, other things being equal, preference will be given to those whose work is concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions.


The Fellowships are generally intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates may be pre- or postdoctoral but must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must normally have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2011. If their doctorate was awarded before this date, candidates must make a clear case in their application for any modification of this general rule.

Value of Long-term Fellowship

The starting salary of the Fellowship is expected to be £28,954 pro rata for nine months cluding London Allowance (value as at 1.8.2016 – small increase due in August 2017).

How to apply

To apply for this role, applications must be made using the application form which can be downloaded by clicking the button below. Applications must be completed in English and uploaded by the position deadline which is Friday 2 December 2016. 

The application form asks you to provide the following:

1. The names and addresses of two people who have agreed to write a reference in support of your application. We prefer to receive references in English but if necessary will accept references only in French, Italian, Spanish or German. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ask his/her two referees to supply letters of reference, and it is strongly advised that referees are contacted well in advance. References must be emailed by your referees as Word or PDF document attachments (on headed paper, signed and scanned) direct to and the applicant’s surname must appear in the subject line of the email. The deadline for references to be received at is midnight (GMT) on Friday, 2 December 2016. 

2. An outline of proposed research (of not more than 800 words) and the title of your research project. You should explain how your research project would benefit from being carried out at the Warburg Institute and from having access to the Institute’s resources. The project must be achievable within the Fellowship period.

3. A curriculum vitae giving full details of name, date of birth, address (including e-mail address), present occupation, school and university education, degrees, teaching and research experience, publications. Please ensure that you include the start and end dates for all positions/scholarships/study periods/funding etc held.

Reminder: Candidates should not submit publications or written work with their application. Those who are shortlisted will be contacted in late January 2017 and will be invited to send material at that stage.

Closing date: Applications must be uploaded to the University’s online recruitment system no later than midnight on Friday, 2 December 2016.

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