Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Lecturer in Islamic Studies – 55436

University of Birmingham

Application deadline: 29th June 2016

Job Summary

The University of Birmingham wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Islamic Studies. Candidates who have expertise in the textual study of Islamic religious thought in particular periods or geographical regions and who have a track record of engaging contemporary questions (for example in law, in inter-religious engagement or in cultural identity) are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate’s primary focus of expertise is relatively open: we welcome applications from scholars in Qur’an (including study of hadith or the history of tafsir), in classical Arabic texts, in Islamic law and jurisprudence, or in their application and use in particular regions or periods. Readiness to teach undergraduate and master’s courses in Qur’an, the early history of Islam, and Islamic law, regardless of research specialisation, will be an advantage.

For more details and to apply, click here.

Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Teaching Fellow, University of Birmingham

Teaching Fellow in the History of Warfare – 51441

University of Birmingham

Application deadline: 31st May 2016

Job Purpos

To teach and advise undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD students within own subject area and within an established teaching programme, managed supervised by member of staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programme.

This appointment offers an opportunity to join the Department of History in the School of History and Cultures. Applicants should have a PhD in history or be near completion of a PhD, and experience of teaching in a university department or equivalent.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to courses at all undergraduate levels and, if appropriately qualified, to contribute to our postgraduate taught programmes. As part of their undergraduate remit the successful candidate will be expected to be able to teach on core War Studies modules as well as deliver appropriate modules on their area of expertise. The post holder will also be asked to undertake administrative duties within the Department and School, and to enhance the History Department’s reputation and effectiveness as a hub of teaching. They will be a colleague in the Department and encouraged to develop a scholarly research agenda that will inform their teaching.

Person Specification

  • Higher degree relevant to research or teaching area or equivalent qualifications
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Demonstrated experience of undergraduate teaching
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office
  • Experience of and enthusiasm for using IVLEs in teaching
  • Demonstrable skills in managing, motivating and advising students
  • Teaching or research-related administrative experience in a university context
  • A willingness to work to develop History’s profile both in Birmingham and more broadly

For more details or to apply, click here.

Teaching Fellow, University of Birmingham

Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Lecturer in the History of Race and Empire – 54919

University of Birmingham

Application deadline: 27th May 2016

Job Purpose

We are looking for a historian to help consolidate our expertise in the history of empire, race and ethnography. The chronological and geographic parameters of the position are broadly conceived, and can include any time period or part of the world, though we would be especially interested in applicants whose work would mesh with our existing strengths in late modern imperialism, earlier Asian empires or European maritime expansion (research interests of staff are available on the History Department website).

In all events, candidates’ research should be well situated within the context of global history, and should ideally complement our strengths in two or more of the following key research areas for the School (imperialism being one of them): transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures.

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

Research

  • Excellent publications record demonstrated by a sustained series of existing and forthcoming publications at a high scholarly level (including clear promise of a strong submission for any future research audit).
  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity

Teaching

  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
  • Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

Management Administration

  • Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

For more details, to apply, or for informal enquiries, click here.

Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Registration – The 17th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Colloquium programme

‘Redefining the Margins: Seeing the Unseen in the Eastern Mediterranean’

Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham

4th June 2016

Registration deadline: 30th May 2016

Attendance is free, but you must register by contacting Anna Kelley ack44[at]bham.ac.uk.

Registration – The 17th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Lecturer in the History of the Islamicate World, University of Birmingham

Lecturer in the History of the Islamicate World – 54863 

University of Birmingham

Application deadline: 25th May 2016

Job Purpose

We are looking for a historian to help consolidate our expertise in the history of the Islamicate world. The chronological and geographic parameters of the position are broadly conceived, and can include any part of the Islamicate world, though we would be especially interested in applicants working on any aspect of Ottoman history or whose research could strengthen the profile of Birmingham’s Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. In all events, candidates’ research should be well situated within the context of global history, and should ideally complement our strengths in two or more of the following key research areas for the School: imperialism, transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures.

The appointment would be expected to consolidate and expand our UG teaching provision, expand PGT and PGR recruitment and work with one or more of our research centres to bolster History’s research strength. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to courses at undergraduate levels C, I and H (i.e. First, Second and Final years) in History and to contribute to our postgraduate programmes (where appropriate). As part of their undergraduate remit, the successful candidate will be expected to provide an Option and Special Subject on their broad subject of expertise, as well as contribute to core modules on modern history more generally. The successful candidate will also be asked in due course to undertake administrative duties within the Department, School or College. The post holder will be expected to participate in our plans for the REF and in helping to increase our postgraduate recruitment, ideally contributing to the further development of our existing MA programmes as befits their expertise (Master’s programmes in Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies; MA in Global History; MA in Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern Studies; MA in Contemporary History).

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

Research

  • Excellent publications record demonstrated by a sustained series of existing and forthcoming publications at a high scholarly level (including clear promise of a strong submission for any future research audit).
  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity

Teaching

  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
  • Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

Management Administration

  • Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Elaine Fulton or Professor Corey Ross at the Department of History, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email: e.k.fulton@bham.ac.uk; c.d.ross@bham.ac.uk.

Expected start date is September 2016.

For more details or to apply, click here.

Lecturer in the History of the Islamicate World, University of Birmingham

BBPN – Jack of all Trades, Master of None? Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Methodologies for Byzantinists

Event poster

Jack of all Trades, Master of None? Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Methodologies for Byzantinists

British Byzantine Postgraduate Network

The Whitting Room (Arts 436), University of Birmingham

5:15 PM 5th May 2016

On Thursday, 5th May 2016 at 5:15, the University of Birmingham will be hosting the next British Byzantine Postgraduate Network event: ‘Jack of all Trades, Master of None? Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Methodologies for Byzantinists’.

Much has changed in the scholarship of the humanities in recent years, with an emphasis both on interdisciplinary research and the use of new methodologies. When embarking on our own research with Byzantine source material, we can be faced with what seems to be an overwhelming array of sub-methodologies and languages. With so many different avenues of research, each with their own specific difficulties and problems, what is the Byzantinist to do?

In the spirit of the British Byzantine Postgraduate Network this event will create a space where early-career Byzantinists can discuss solutions to this disciplinary dilemma. We will ask how we, as early-career scholars, can challenge the current structures of academia in order to create a more interdisciplinary and collaborative research culture.

The evening will take the form of a series of speakers: Maria Vrij (Birmingham; numismatics), Sihong Lin (Manchester, social network analysis), Hugh Jeffrey (Oxford, archaeological theory), Adam Simmons (Lancaster, medieval ethnography), Vicky Manolopoulou (Newcastle, GIS and technologies). There will be a round table discussion and wine reception.

To book a place, please contact Lauren Wainwrightme lxw936[at]bham.ac.uk.

BBPN – Jack of all Trades, Master of None? Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Methodologies for Byzantinists

Training – International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS)

International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS)

Trinity College Dublin

18th July-12th August 2016

The Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin is delighted to host the 2016 International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS). We are delighted to welcome this well-established and successful programme to Dublin, under the direction of Dr Anthony Hirst, building on fifteen years previously at the University of Birmingham (2012-15) and Queen’s University Belfast (2002-2011).

APPLICATIONS AND COST

  • The cost for two weeks will be €400 and for all four weeks €800.
  • Please note that this does not include accommodation. You will be responsible for booking your own accommodation, but we will be able to offer advice.

The application process is in two stages

  1. Complete the application form and e-mail it as an attachment to Patrick Sammon
  2. Make an online payment

Queries should be directed to Patrick Sammon

COURSE DETAILS

The International Byzantine Greek Summer School offers courses in medieval Greek language at three levels:

LEVEL 1 BEGINNERS (18 – 29 JULY)

The Level 1 course is for absolute beginners in Byzantine Greek. It starts with the Greek alphabet and takes students through the basic grammar of Greek to the point where they can begin to translate simple Greek texts with the aid of a dictionary.

Further information about the Level 1 course

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE (1 – 12 AUGUST)

The Level 2 course carries straight on from the Level 1 course, completing the coverage of basic Greek grammar and introducing students to a variety of Greek texts. Each year a number of people take both courses.

If the number of participants justifies it (as it did 2012-4) an additional course, Level-2.5 (Higher Intermediate), will be introduced for the more advanced applicants to Level-2, but this course is not offered as a confirmed option at the application stage.

Further information about the Level 2 and 2.5 course

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED READING (1 –12 AUGUST)

Level 3 is an Advanced Reading course for those who successfully completed Level-2 in a previous year and have made considerable further progress since, or those have acquired the necessary familiarity with Greek by other means.

Further information about the Level 3 course

TEACHING STAFF

The following staff will be teaching on the Summer School in Trinity in 2016:

  • Dr Anthony Hirst (Course Director)
  • Dr Cosetta Cadau
  • Sean McCrum
  • Patrick Sammon
  • Adrian C.S. Saunders

Further details about the teaching staff

Training – International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS)