Lecturer in Medieval History, Birkbeck, University of London

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Lecturer in Medieval History

Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London

Application deadline: 27th April 2016

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) 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.1100 and c.1500. Applicants should have a degree and be working towards a PhD in Medieval History with a research record that is appropriate to career stage, showing 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 organization, supervision and teaching of the broad period of the Middle Ages at undergraduate and postgraduate level; supervise postgraduate students; and participate in Departmental, School and College administration as required.

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, an exceptional candidate will be appointed to this full time, open-ended post in Medieval History, to begin in September 2016.

About the Department

For further information about the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology please visit the following website: www.bbk.ac.uk/history/

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £36,150 rising to £41,318 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. 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. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3 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 Wednesday 27 April 2016.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Frederick Anscombe, Assistant Dean (Email: f.anscombe@bbk.ac.uk). A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is below. [Website administrator’s note: the document could be downloaded through the link at the top of this post.]

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.

To apply, click here.

Reference Number 11851
Location London, Bloomsbury
School/Department History, Classics and Archaeology
Position Type Open ended (Permanent)
Hours 35 hours per week
Salary from/to 36150 – 41318

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