Lecturer A/B in Medieval History

Birkbeck, University of London - School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

Purpose and Main Duties

To deliver a programme of teaching to Birkbeck students, in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully and to contribute to research to extend knowledge of the appropriate subject area.

Candidate Requirements

The appointee will have demonstrated expertise in the middle ages using both textual sources and the material record (whether the built environment, material culture, or landscape). The appointee will have a growing reputation for research excellence, demonstrated preferably by publication in leading journals and/or academic presses, and will also have strong experience in teaching.

The appointee will provide both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medieval history and archaeology, including the supervision of MA dissertation students and MPhil/PhD candidates. Qualified candidates must be able to teach medieval history at all levels, including convening modules and contributing to team teaching. The position will include administrative responsibilities within the Department and School.

Applications will be welcome especially from scholars whose work looks beyond European contexts, those working on the global Middle Ages, and/or research topics crossing traditional disciplinary, chronological or regional boundaries.

About the Department

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology has been ranked consistently among the top ten departments in the UK in past research assessments. In REF 2014 we were ranked seventh nationally (Times Higher Education research intensity table), with 85% of our research portfolio deemed world-leading or internationally excellent. Our emphasis upon research-led teaching supports a dynamic programme of varied course offerings at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. HCA came first in the 2017 National Student Survey for teaching quality and overall student satisfaction amongst London universities. 98 per cent of students participating in the survey said that our courses are ‘intellectually stimulating’ and that ‘staff are enthusiastic’. ‘Overall satisfaction’ with our teaching was also at 98 per cent.

For further information about the department please visit the following website: www.bbk.ac.uk/history/

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £37,169 rising to £42,483 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 year. 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 Sunday 4 March 2018.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

For further information on this opportunity contact Jan Rüger, j.rueger@bbk.ac.uk

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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