Associate Lecturer, Birkbeck

Associate Lecturer A in Medieval History (11964)

Birkbeck, University of London

Application deadline: 12th September 2016

Purpose and Main Duties

We are looking for someone to teach the undergraduate module, entitled Living in the Middle Ages, as maternity cover for the academic year 2016-17.

This is an optional module, Level 6 (Group 2), for advanced undergraduates on BA Archaeology and BA History. It covers the history and archaeology of daily life in the period between ca. 350 and ca. 1500. This module develops students’ familiarity with medieval material culture and textual records, concentrating on daily life in Europe, Byzantium and the Islamic world from ca. 350 to ca. 1500.

It will be taught on Thursdays, from 6pm-8pm, between October and March, with an exam in May/early June. This module is taught as a weekly 2-hour session, delivered by a combination of lecturing, group work, and seminar discussion to concentrate on primary source material and theoretical or historiographic analysis of the medieval evidence.

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are listed below:

  • Breadth or depth of specialist knowledge within the subject areas of Medieval Archaeology or History;
  • Effective presentation skills and ability to lecture and lead taught sessions clearly and effectively;
  • Formal teaching experience;

Please note: candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

In addition it is desirable that candidates have:

  • Research interests in medieval Archaeology and History, broadly defined;
  • Experience of teaching within a HE environment or with adult learners.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Associate Lecturer, Birkbeck

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.

For more details or to apply, click here.

Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London

Associate Lecturer in Ancient History, Birkbeck, University of London

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Associate Lecturer in Ancient History

Birkbeck, University of London

Application deadline: midnight 16th May 2016

Purpose and Main Duties

We are looking for someone to teach the first year undergraduate course, entitled The Greek World: Archaic to Classical Periods, in the academic year 2016/17.

This is a general survey course, covering the history of the (extended) Greek world from about 800 to 336 BC. The format of the course is one-hour lecture, followed by two seminar hours, which normally address some of the key questions, methodological approaches, or sources used in the lecture.

The course takes place over 20 weeks, beginning in early October. We suggest a chronological approach, followed, if needed, by some thematic classes. The course is taken by first and second year students in our BA History, BA History and Archaeology, BA Classics, and BA Classical Studies programmes.

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are listed below:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent;
  • As a minimum at the corresponding level of award as required to teach (or equivalent professional/industry level experience).

Please note: candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

A suitable candidate should have research interests in Greek history and culture (including material evidence), and ideally some experience in teaching in Higher Education.

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

Remuneration: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is starting rate £56.93 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay) for contact hours worked.

The salary quoted above is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of serve with the College. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier’ which covers preparation; teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course. The College’s London Pay Scale includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of 18 months.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight Monday 16 May 2016.

Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning Monday 30 May 2016.

Informal enquires on the role can be made to Dr Christy Constantakopoulou, Senior Lecturer (Email: c.constanakopoulou@bbk.ac.uk). However, please note that only completed formal applications through the online system will be considered. 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 11856
Location London, Bloomsbury
School/Department History, Classics and Archaeology
Position Type Fixed term
Hours Variable

 

Associate Lecturer in Ancient History, Birkbeck, University of London

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
Lecturer in Medieval History, Birkbeck, University of London

Training – Ottoman and Archival Studies

Programme

Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies

London; Oxford;  Surrey; Birmingham

23rd – 27th May 2016

Registration deadline: 29th April 2016

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Fred Anscombe Head of Department of History, Classics and Archaeology Birkbeck, University of London

Dr Colin Heywood Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull, UK

Dr Nur Sobers-Khan British Library, Lead Curator for South Asia

The London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS) is proud to announce a 2nd Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies to be held in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading research and academic institutions and led by renowned Ottoman experts.

The Programme is designed to fill the gap for much-needed short-term programmes aimed at helping researchers and students working in the field of Ottoman Studies. As a result, the Programme will give you access to the finest Ottoman resources available in the UK and guide you on key archival research methods.

Over the course of the week, you will visit world-famous libraries and archives including the Ottoman manuscripts collection at the British Library; the Weston and Oriental Institute Libraries at Oxford University; the Wellcome Library; the UK National Archives; and the Mingana Collection of Manuscripts at Birmingham University.

In each of these institutions you will be able to explore fascinating original documents illustrating the diversity and wealth of the Ottoman heritage in arts, literature, science, law, diplomacy, medicine, astronomy, and naval warfare. You will also learn about Al-Furqan Foundation’s Digital Portal, which contains catalogues of Islamic manuscripts held in libraries around the world as well as other unique reference sources in the field of Islamic written heritage.

While you will attend a number of fascinating talks on relevant topics by well-known experts in the field, the Programme also includes a seminar-discussion co-hosted by the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham, where you will have the opportunity to present and discuss your own research.

The content of the Programme includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • The current state of Ottoman studies: trends and challenges
  • Ottoman Historical Studies since 1909: early scholars in the context of Archival Research
  • Research on the court registers (siciller): methodologies and results
  • An overview of medieval and early modern-era Ottoman sources at the UK National Archives (includes: tax documents, customs accounts, port books, state papers)
  • An overview of modern-era Ottoman sources at the UK National Archives (includes: Foreign Office & Colonial Office registers and indexes, Cabinet papers, maps and photographs)
  • Understanding archives as key to understanding records
  • A hand-written book vs. a hand-written archival item: differences and misconceptions
  • The Arabic script and its role in preservation of knowledge in the Ottoman Empire
  • The diversity of languages of the Ottoman Empire
  • A viewing of the Ottoman manuscripts and rare books held in the beautiful Bahari Room at the Weston Library at Oxford University.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this exciting and diverse programme!

Contact for enquiries:

Rosa Vercoe

training@socialstudies.org.uk

LCSS reserves the right to amend the content of the Programme in the event of unforeseeable circumstances

Training – Ottoman and Archival Studies