Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London

Lecturer A in Medieval History and Archaeology

Birkbeck, University of London

Application deadline: 8th June 2016

  • Reference Number: 11878
  • Location: London, Bloomsbury
  • School/Department: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Position Type: Fixed term
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary from/to: 36150 – 36150

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.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 23 June 2016.

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.

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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