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Job: Research Assistant, University of Liverpool

Deadline: 14th October 2020

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Research Assistant (RA1) to support Dr Ruth Nugent at the University of Liverpool, as part of her UKRI Future Leader’s Fellowship Digital Library of British Historic Mortuary Science and Investigation.

You will assist in sourcing, translating, and contextualising medieval (i.e. pre-Reformation) accounts of exhumation, in England, Scotland, and Wales from online digital repositories, focusing on bodies exhumed from Christian contexts. Such accounts may be real, imagined or embellished and include but are not limited to: saints’ translations, movement of royal bodies and burials, and relocation of burials for pragmatic reasons. You should have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a field of study relevant to the project.  The post is available until 31 October 2021.

For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk

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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 https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/6671.

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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 www.ucd.ie/adastrafellows

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: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

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

FITZJAMES RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE

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 http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/jobs

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.

https://www.ria.ie/news/vacancies/vacancy-project-assistant-dmlcs

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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 D.P.Branch@warwick.ac.uk.

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

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Employment: Long-term Research Fellowships, Warburg Institute

Closing date: 2nd December 2016

LONG-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
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.

Eligibility

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 ulrecruit@london.ac.uk and the applicant’s surname must appear in the subject line of the email. The deadline for references to be received at ulrecruit@london.ac.uk 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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News: Short-Term Fellowships, The Warburg Insititute

Closing date: 25 November 201

SHORT-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
The Warburg Insititute

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 several short-term Fellowships of two, three or four months for tenure during the academic year 2017-18:

  • Brian Hewson Crawford Fellowship – two months
  • Henri Frankfort Fellowship – two months
  • Albin Salton Fellowship – two months
  • Grete Sondheimer Fellowship – two months
  • Frances A. Yates Fellowships –two, three or four months

Eligibility

The Fellowships are generally intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates 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 Short-term Fellowships

The Fellowship does not provide a stipend but gives financial support towards living and subsistence costs in London and towards travel expenses. The values of the fellowships (rates for: 2017/18) are: £2,680 for two months, £3,860 for three months, and £5,140 for four months. The amount of these payments is absolute; no additional costs will be paid.

Applications must be made using the application form, be completed in English and be uploaded before deadline on Friday, 25 November 2016.

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 25 November 2016. 

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 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 ulrecruit@london.ac.uk and the applicant’s surname must appear in the subject line of the email. The deadline for references to be received at ulrecruit@london.ac.uk is midnight (GMT) on Friday, 25 November 2016.

2. An outline of your proposed research (of no 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 having access to the Institute’s resources. The project must be achievable within the time requested for your Fellowship.

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

Notes:  Candidates applying for more than one type of short-term Fellowship need only submit one application and should state on the first sheet of the application form for which Fellowships they wish to apply.

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

Closing date: Applications must be uploaded to the University’s online recruitment system no later than midnight (GMT) on Friday, 25 November 2016 

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Employment: Executive Officer, RSAI

Closing date 12 August 2016

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Employment: 2-year Stipendiary Lectureship in Medieval English Literature and Language at the University of Göttingen

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Employment: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Medieval History, UCD

 

Closing date 13th July 2016

Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Medieval History,
UCD School History,
UCD College of Arts and Humanities

Temporary, 01/09/2016 to 30/06/2017 ( 10 months)

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Medieval History, UCD School History, UCD College of Arts and Humanities.

The School of History, University College Dublin seeks to appoint a lecturer specialising in Medieval History (1000-1500). We particularly welcome applications from individuals whose interests span Britain & Europe. University College Dublin has a distinguished history in the field of Medieval Studies. The appointee will work as part of a team to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the field. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the promotion of medieval studies at UCD through a variety of means.

2013 Lecturer/ Assistant Professor (below the bar)_2010 Salary Scale: €31,820-€56,602 per annum

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and examining in medieval history.
  • Show a commitment to high quality research and scholarship in the field of medieval history
  • Supervise and mentor masters students if required to do so.
  • Engage in administrative duties as required by the School and College
  • Participate in School/College committees and boards
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as directed by the Head of School or nominee

Selection Criteria 

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.  Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.

Mandatory

  • A PhD relevant to the field of medieval history c.1000 -c.1500 AD
  • A strong demonstrable commitment to research & international publication
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to deliver a Level Three Ten Credit module, “The Medieval Mind”, which concentrates on aspects of medieval culture according to the research interests of the successful candidate
  • Experience of undergraduate teaching

Desirable

  • Experience of lecturing undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
  • Experience of post-graduate supervision
  • Versatility in teaching off core research area in order to meet School curriculum and strategic needs
  • Commitment to raising the profile of the subject area
  • An engagement with innovative teaching practices

    Further details and to apply online click here.

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Employment: Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies University of Warwick

Closing date 30th June 2016

Senior Teaching Fellow,
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies
University of Warwick.

Fixed Term Contract until 31 August 2019.

You will have interests in Medieval literature and will be prepared to teach courses in Middle English language and literature and Renaissance literature. You will have a PhD in a relevant subject area and experience in teaching at university level. You will have an appropriate research profile and an active interest in the field of Medieval literature. A publication record is desirable.

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: Lecturer A in Medieval History and Archaeology, Birkbeck College, University of London

Closing date 15th June 2016

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

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology invites applications for a fixed-term Lectureship in Medieval History and Archaeology. Scholars working on any aspect of medieval history and archaeology c. 600 – c. 1400 will be considered. Applicants should ideally have completed a PhD or equivalent qualification in History or Archaeology and a publication record that shows clear evidence of research excellence and outstanding potential to contribute to the Department’s commitment to research-led teaching.

Experience of lecturing and conducting seminars at both undergraduate and postgraduate level is particularly desirable, and experience in the supervision of postgraduate dissertation research is also preferred. The appointee will have to demonstrate clear ability to contribute to the Department’s BA teaching, to lead the Group 2 module ‘Living in the Middle Ages’ and to offer specialised modules in area of expertise.

The successful applicant will take responsibility for organization, supervision and teaching of medieval history and archaeology at undergraduate and postgraduate level; supervise postgraduate students; engage in scholarly research and publication; and participate in Departmental and School administration as required.

Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae and an application form in which they outline their research interests and teaching experience. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit a proposal for a one-term MA option. Full details of our courses can be found at: www.bbk.ac.uk/history/prospective-students.

About the Department

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’.

For further information about the department, please visit: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7, spinal point 31 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £36,150 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for 12 months. The salary quoted above is on the College’s London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. This appointment will be on the first point of the scale. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 12 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Frederick Anscombe, Assistant Dean (Email: f.anscombe@bbk.ac.uk Tel: 0207 631 6272). A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is below.

Apply online 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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Employment: Lecturer in English Literature until 1500, Leiden University

Deadline: 28 June 2016.

University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is looking for a Lecturer English Literature until 1500 (0,5 fte) Vacancy number: 16-190.

Key responsibilities

• Teaching courses in the field of English literature up to 1500 within the BA English Language and Culture (day and evening classes);
• Supervising BA theses in the field of English literature up to 1500;
• Contributing to other activities within LUCAS in the field of medieval studies;
• Contributing to administrative and management tasks within LUCAS;
• The appointment is from 1 August 2016 to 1 August 2019.

Selection criteria

• Thorough knowledge of English literature up to 1500;
• Experience in teaching at all undergraduate levels. Information about the BA programme English Language and Culture for the academic year 20162017 may be found at:https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/en/studies/show/4319/engelse_taal_en_cultuur;
• Excellent teaching skills (demonstrated by teaching evaluations, Basic Teaching Qualification, and the like);
• Preferably some administrative experience;
• The candidate must have a near-native speaker level of English (equivalent to the C2 level of English within the Common European Framework of Reference).

For more details and application procedures see: http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/16-190-vacatures-vacancies-universiteit-leiden-university-docent-engelse-literatuur-tot-1500-lecturer-english-literature-until-1500-.html 

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Employment: University Lecturer in Celtic History of the Medieval period, University of Cambridge

Closing date 16th June 2016

University Lecturer in Celtic History of the Medieval period,
Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic,
University of Cambridge

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Employment: Lecturer in Irish Medieval History, Queen’s University Belfast

Closing date: 13th June 2016

Lecturer in Irish Medieval History,
Queen’s University Belfast.

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Employment: Senior Research Associate in Early Modern History, UEA

Deadline: 28 June 2016 (12 noon)

£31,656 per annum
Two-year full-time position from October 2016

Inner Lives: Emotion, Identity and the Supernatural, 1300-1900
www.innerlivesblog.com

This post is a two-year full-time postdoctoral research associateship to participate in a major research project (2015-18) funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The principal investigator is Professor Malcolm Gaskill; the co-investigators are Dr Sophie Page (UCL), covering the medieval period, and Professor Owen Davies (Hertfordshire), covering the modern.

The successful applicant would be based in the School of History at the University of East Anglia. He/she would assist Prof. Gaskill with his work on witchcraft in the Anglo-American world and the history of emotions, while also furthering his/her own research and publication plans. A doctorate in early modern history is an essential requirement, as is proficiency in using sixteenth- and seventeenth-century manuscripts and printed sources. Expertise in the history of emotions and/or the history of witchcraft would be especially welcome.

The research associate would also be expected to help with the project more widely, including overseeing the website and social media, writing and commissioning blog posts, drawing together ‘inner lives’ methodologies to write an article for publication, helping with a planned exhibition, and organising an international conference in 2018.

The research associate will be entitled to funds from the project research budget to cover expenses related to the project and to his/her own work.

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Employment: Lecturer, NUIG

Deadline: 14th April 2016

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PhD Funding Opportunities in Early Modern History at the University of Limerick

1) PhD Teaching Fellowship in Early Modern German History.

The Department of History, University of Limerick, is offering one full-time PhD Teaching Fellowship in Early Modern German History.

Proposals for projects in the following areas are particularly encouraged: history of education, print culture, Reformation history, urban history. Candidates should have completed or be in the process of completing a Masters degree in History or in a relevant discipline. Advanced reading knowledge of German is required. The successful candidate will be attached to the Limerick Early Modern Studies Forum. Further particulars from Dr Richard Kirwan (http://www.ul.ie/ULH/node/46), richard.kirwan@ul.ie.

The duration of the award is for a maximum of three years commencing September 2016. The continuation of the award after the first year will be subject to a successful review of progress. The award will take the form of a tax free stipend of €15,000 per annum plus a waiver of EU fees to the value of €4,321 per year. The recipients of the full-time bursary will lead tutorials with undergraduate students up to a maximum of six hours per week during teaching semester.

An application form can be downloaded at http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/how-apply#research.

Applicants for the PhD Teaching Fellowship should also submit a detailed proposal in not more than 1,500 words in addition to the University’s application form.

The deadline for applications is 29th April 2016. Applications should be submitted via email to the Department of History Administrator at Anne.Marie.ODonnell@ul.ie.

2) Three-Year PhD Fee Waivers.

In conjunction with the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of History is offering two three-year fee-waivers only in any area of post-1500 History (http://www.ul.ie/ULH/people). Recipients of the fee waivers will lead tutorials with undergraduate students to a maximum of three hours a week.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Professor Anthony McElligott, Anthony.McElligott@ul.ie.

An application form can be downloaded at http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/how-apply#research.

The deadline for applications is 29th April 2016. Applications should be submitted via email to the Department of History Administrator at Anne.Marie.ODonnell@ul.ie

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