Offre d’emploi – Associate Lecturer A in Medieval History (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Birkbeck College, University of London – Associate Lecturer A in Medieval History
History, Classics and Archaeology

Purpose and Main Duties

We are looking for someone to teach the undergraduate module, entitled Living in the Middle Ages, as maternity cover for the academic year 2016-17.

This is an optional module, Level 6 (Group 2), for advanced undergraduates on BA Archaeology and BA History. It covers the history and archaeology of daily life in the period between ca. 350 and ca. 1500. This module develops students’ familiarity with medieval material culture and textual records, concentrating on daily life in Europe, Byzantium and the Islamic world from ca. 350 to ca. 1500.

It will be taught on Thursdays, from 6.00pm-8.00pm, between October and March, with an exam in May/early June. This module is taught as a weekly 2-hour session, delivered by a combination of lecturing, group work, and seminar discussion to concentrate on primary source material and theoretical or historiographic analysis of the medieval evidence.

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are listed below:

  • breadth or depth of specialist knowledge within the subject areas of medieval archaeology or history;
  • effective presentation skills and ability to lecture and lead taught sessions clearly and effectively;
  • formal teaching experience.

Please note: candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

In addition it is desirable that candidates have:

  • research interests in medieval archaeology and history, broadly defined;
  • experience of teaching within a HE environment or with adult learners.

About the Department

For further information about the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, please visit:

Further Information

Remuneration: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is starting rate £56.93 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay) for contact hours worked.

The salary quoted above is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of service with the College. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier’ which covers preparation; teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course. The College’s London Pay Scale includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of 18 months.

Completed applications must be received by midnight on the closing date.

Interviews are likely to be held on Monday 12 September 2016.

Informal enquiries on this role can be directed to Dr Caroline Goodson, However, please note that only formal applications through the online system will be considered. A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be found on the college’s website, accessed by pressing the apply button below.

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, operating the Two Ticks scheme, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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