Lecky Professor of History (1913)

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin - Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Trinity College Dublin
The University of Dublin
College Green
Dublin 2

Commencement: This post is tenable from 1 September 2017.

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Professorial Salary Scale (€106,516 - €136,276 per annum) at a point in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing Date: 12 Noon on Thursday, 8 December, 2016

Post Summary:

The School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin is looking to make an appointment of a medievalist to the Lecky Chair of History. The post is tenable from 1 September 2017 and arises following the retirement of Professor I. S. Robinson. The post holder will be expected to maintain a research interest in any aspect of the history of the Middle Ages (c.500-c.1500).

The promotion of medieval history is also deemed essential to Trinity’s public, national and international role and is one of several appointments in the Faculty designed to strengthen the study of the Middle Ages.

The holder of this post will enhance the School’s international profile in medieval history. S/he will be a scholar of the highest international standing, with broad historical interests and an outstanding and internationally recognised track record of publication. S/he will be expected to have an active personal research agenda consistent with the Professorship. S/he will promote research on an individual and on a collaborative basis and seek significant funding for research projects. S/he will help to generate a stimulating, supportive and collegiate working environment that attracts high calibre researchers and encourages their contribution to scholarship. S/he will provide academic leadership at Departmental, School and College levels and be ready to assume a senior administrative role. S/he will promote international collaborations and encourage interaction with other disciplines while promoting the Faculty’s vision of developing medieval studies. S/he will contribute to existing interdisciplinary initiatives within College, such as the Moderatorship in Ancient & Medieval History and Culture and the Trinity Long Room Hub for Arts and Humanities, and stimulate interest in the subject in the wider community.

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