Lecturer in Medieval Thought

Durham University - Department Of Theology And Religion

The Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University has a long-standing tradition of outstanding research and is widely recognized as one of the leading departments in its field, consistently obtaining exceptionally high rankings in both National Student Surveys and independent league tables, and being ranked first in its field by GPA both in the 2014 UK research excellence framework and in its 2008 predecessor. The Department’s strengths range across the Study of Religion (the anthropology, sociology and psychology of religion), Biblical Studies (Old Testament, New Testament, ancient Judaism, and biblical languages), and Christian theology (Greek and Latin patristics, the history and theology of late antiquity and the early middle ages, the Reformation, doctrinal and philosophical theology, and theological ethics). It also has Centres in Catholic Studies and in Death and Life Studies, and research projects in Spirituality, Theology and Health, and Anglican Studies. The Department has a welcoming and collegial atmosphere, and is beautifully sited between the Cathedral and the Castle on the World Heritage Site in the centre of the city of Durham.

For this position we welcome applications from outstanding junior scholars of any aspect of the theology and history of medieval Christian thought. We expect that candidates may be specialists in medieval theology, philosophy or history. We interpret Medieval in a broad sense covering the period between the fifth and the fifteenth century.

Other departmental staff working in related fields of ecclesiastical history and historical theology include, Prof. Lewis Ayres, Dr. Krastu Banev, Prof. Simon Oliver, Prof Chris Insole, Prof. Alec Ryrie, Dr Clare Stancliffe, Dr James Kelly and Dr Hannah Thomas (both postdoctoral researchers in early modern English Catholicism). The Department also has close links with the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS), which brings together specialists in the period from across the University. IMEMS runs several seminar series, and the Department hosts regular research seminars in Ecclesiastical History (jointly with the Department of History) and in Patristics. More information about the Department is available at http://www.dur.ac.uk/theology.religion/.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by early 2017.

We embrace excellence in all its forms and invite all qualified candidates to apply. We particularly welcome applications from women, candidates with disabilities and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the University.

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