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Teaching Associate in Late Antique and Early Medieval History

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Department of History

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £39,609 Grade 7 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th May 2019
Closes: 10th June 2019
Job Ref: UOS022585

Contract Type: Fixed-term from 1st September 2019 and an end date of 30th June 2020.

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University?

This fixed-term post is to provide teaching cover for Undergraduate and MA courses in Ancient and Medieval History. The successful candidate will be required to teach the Level Two module ‘HST230 The Family in Late Antiquity: Romans, Barbarians and Christians’ (and associated ‘Writing History’ assignments), lecture on ‘HST116 Empire: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages’, and contribute to core and team-taught modules ‘HST120 History Workshop’ and ‘HST202 Historians and History’.

You will join a dynamic core team of Ancient and Medieval historians that includes Prof. Julia Hillner (late antique law and society), Dr Daniele Miano (Republican Rome and Italy), Professor Martial Staub (citizenship and migration in the late middle ages), Dr Casey Strine (ancient Near Eastern history and migration), Dr. Danica Summerlin (law and society in the central middle ages) and Dr Charles West (Europe between the 7th and 12th centuries).

You will have teaching and research strengths within your field and be expected to contribute to the Department’s presence within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the wider University and, through outreach and knowledge exchange, in Sheffield and beyond. The willingness to communicate to a variety of audiences beyond the purely academic is also useful for this position. You will have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in Ancient or Medieval History or a relevant subject area.

The Department of History is one of the most active centres for historical research in the country, with a distinguished record of internationally outstanding and innovative historical research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) puts the Department of History third in its overall rankings and second on the quality of its publications, 42% of which were judged to be 4* or ‘world-leading’. It is worth noting that this score was achieved with under 10% of staff excluded from the assessment process – the lowest rate of exclusion of any of the top 5 ranked institutions. We also have a vibrant postgraduate research culture, and our expertise in applying digital technology to historical research informs scholarship and teaching at every level. We teach the history of all periods from antiquity to the present day, taking in Europe, South and East Asia, and the Americas, and attract highly qualified undergraduate and MA students.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We believe in the power of diversity to help us address big global challenges and aim to actively build diverse teams.  We know that when people come together with different views, approaches and insights it leads to richer, more creative and innovative teaching and research, better understanding of student needs and aspirations and the highest level of student experience.  We particularly welcome applications from currently under-represented groups in our Faculty, including candidates who are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. All appointments will be based on merit.

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