Salary: £38,183 to £46,924 per annum (grade 8).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 19th December 2016
Closes: 31st January 2017
Job Ref: SAH01323
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
School of History, Politics and International Relations
Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.
We are looking to appoint an expert in the field of Later Medieval History to develop the School’s teaching and research in this area, with a focus on the medieval Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa and/or Continental Europe during the same period.
This post has arisen following the retirement of our distinguished professor of Medieval History, Professor Norman Housley, who has been at the forefront of scholarship in the history of the Crusades for nearly four decades. This post seeks to take forward his legacy by developing our profile in the history of the medieval Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa, and/or Continental Europe, complementing expertise elsewhere at Leicester, especially in the School of History, Politics and International Relations (including the internationally-renowned Centre for Urban History), the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, and the School of Arts (including Medieval English language and literature).
You will contribute to the teaching and development of both the undergraduate curriculum and the School’s taught postgraduate provision, as well as the supervision of postgraduate researchers. You will have a pro-active strategy for developing academic publications and research collaborations, submitting grant applications, attending and organising conferences and seminars, and enhancing the research profile of the School, commensurate with the level of seniority. You will also contribute to the Leicester Medieval Research Centre which acts as a hub for research development in medieval studies, and for post-graduate and early career researchers.
You will be responsible to the Head of the School of History, Politics and International Relations [HyPIR] and will undertake research, scholarship, teaching and administration and other activities supporting the work of the School and developing and enhancing its academic reputation.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr George Lewis, Head of School, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0116 252 5370.
Applications for this post must be received by midnight on the closing date above.
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