Assistant Professor, University of Richmond

Assistant Professor in Art History (000473)

University of Richmond

Application deadline: 30th October 2016

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of medieval art, to begin August 2017. We seek a scholar-teacher whose field of expertise is the art of the medieval period (c. 500-1300 C.E.), with a primary geographical focus on Europe or the Mediterranean basin. We also invite applications from scholars whose work takes a more trans-regional approach. Ideally, candidates would have at least a secondary expertise in Islamic art and architecture and an interest in the rich cultural exchange of the pre-modern Mediterranean.

Teaching responsibilities include five courses annually on a semester system. Outside of regular introductory and core courses, the selected candidate will have considerable freedom in setting his or her own curriculum. We are particularly interested in scholars who, in addition to teaching courses in their field of research, are comfortable teaching introductory-level classes in the history of Western art (ancient to medieval), which may be extended for a global perspective beyond Europe, the theory and methodology of the discipline, supervising undergraduate research, and participating more broadly in the university’s first-year seminars and in the community of scholars working in the Humanities at the University. In addition to maintaining an active research program, candidates are expected to advise students and participate in the governance of the University through service on committees.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Medieval Art and/or Architecture, which must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2017); commitment to undergraduate teaching at a liberal arts institution; evidence of excellence in scholarship; commitment to integrating new technologies in teaching.

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Junior Research Fellowships 2017, Christ’s College

Junior Research Fellowships 2017

Christ’s College, University of Cambridge

Application deadline: 27th October 2016

This year the College is offering two different stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships. With exception of the principal subject area of research, both fellowships share the same eligibility requirements, benefits and timetable.

1) Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship

Open to those whose research is principally in one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Philosophy

2) A H Lloyd Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship

Open to those whose research is principally in one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Archaeology
  • English
  • History
  • Modern and Medieval Languages

Please note that applications submitted for Archaeology or English will be considered for both Fellowships, but History or Modern and Medieval Languages applications will only be considered for a the A H Lloyd Junior Research Fellowship.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Notre Dame University

ART, Assistant or Associate Professor in Art History

University of Notre Dame

Application deadline: 31st October 2016

The Department of Art, Art History and Design at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in art history at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The department seeks an outstanding scholar in any area of medieval art with a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate should also have strong commitment to interaction with Notre Dame’s multidisciplinary Medieval Institute and the Snite Museum of Art. Significant scholarly accomplishment is required. Appointment with tenure at the rank of associate professor will be considered pending qualifications.


Significant scholarly accomplishment in one’s disciplinary field is required.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one article- or chapter-length sample of scholarly writing (preferably published or in-press) and relevant syllabi. Applicants at the assistant professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference sent on their behalf. Applicants at the associate professor level should submit the names and contact information for three references.

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Tenure-Track Position, Grinnell College

Department of History [Medieval or Early Modern Europe] – Tenure -Track Position (Start Fall 2017)

Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Application deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Medieval or Early-Modern Europe beginning Fall 2017. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Area of specialization open; we particularly welcome candidates whose teaching and/or research interests take a diverse or global perspective. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters; periodically one course will be Tutorial (a topical writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, the only College-wide requirement beyond the completion of a major in an individually-advised curriculum). The successful candidate will teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in his/her/zir area of specialization, and will mentor student research projects. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at

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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.

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Teaching Fellow, University of Leicester

Teaching Fellow in Late Medieval European History (SAH01259)

University of Leicester

Application deadline: midnight 25th August 2016

In this position you will undertake undergraduate and MA teaching in medieval European history, delivering a number of modules, including a Special Subject on an aspect of Crusading. You will also carry out administration and other activities that contribute to and support the work and enhance the reputation of the School.

You will have a completed, or nearly completed, PhD or equivalent in medieval history, and preferably have some expertise in the history of the Crusades. You will have experience of teaching undergraduate and/or postgraduate students in lectures, tutorials or seminars.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof Norman Housley, 0116 252 2801 or email

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Visiting Scholars Program, Harvard University

Visiting Scholars Program

Harvard University

Application deadline: various deadlines

In order to promote scholarly research, exchange, and conversation about the medieval world, the Committee on Medieval Studies welcomes a small number of Visiting Scholars each academic year. Visiting Scholars may work in any field dealing with some aspect of medieval society, religion, or culture in Europe, Africa, or Eurasia, and are welcomed as full members of Harvard’s rich intellectual and social community of medievalists.

Visiting Scholars may be appointed to terms ranging from three to six months. They enjoy full access to Harvard libraries and many other university facilities, an email account, and shared office space during the period of their appointment. They are expected to be engaged in research projects that draw upon Harvard’s manuscript, library, and other resources; to remain in residence in the Cambridge/Boston area during their appointment; to participate fully in the seminars, colloquia, and other activities of the Committee on Medieval Studies; and to share the results of their research in a seminar or other public venue.

Please note that these are unpaid research positions. Visiting Scholars are responsible for providing their own funding and securing their own accommodations during the term of their appointment. Researchers who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must obtain a visa to enter the U.S., and must demonstrate that they will be able to support themselves and any dependents traveling with them for the duration of their visit. All applicants must have received the Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree in their field, before the date on which they plan to begin their term as visiting scholars at Harvard.

Those wishing to apply to the Medieval Studies Visiting Scholar Program should submit a dossier containing the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. A short research proposal (no more than 750 words)
  4. Two letters of recommendation (sent by recommenders under separate cover); one of these must come from a Harvard faculty member familiar with the applicant and the applicant’s work.

Applications are accepted twice yearly. Those expecting to hold a visiting position at Harvard in Spring 2017 must submit all materials no later than 10 September 2016; those applying for Fall 2017 should submit applications by 10 February 2017. Materials may be submitted electronically to (with the subject line “Visiting Scholar Application”), or by regular mail to:

Visiting Scholar Program
Committee on Medieval Studies
Barker Center 120
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138