Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum. Potential to progress to £55,750 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution. (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 24th March 2021
We are looking for an ambitious individual to join the department to develop our research, teaching and knowledge exchange in early medieval history. We are seeking candidates who would add a new dimension to existing coverage in the department, and whose research and teaching on the period ca. 300- ca. 800 will contribute to ongoing departmental initiatives, such as decolonising the curriculum and globalising our outlook. In the first year, the successful candidate will teach the Level 2 options ‘The Fall of the Roman Empire in the West’ and ‘Warriors, Saints and Heroes in Early Medieval Britain’, as well as contribute to team-taught modules. Beyond the first year, the candidate will develop their own modules for both undergraduate and graduate programmes that complement the Medieval Section’s existing offering. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of research and teaching, and ideally of knowledge exchange, and will have a PhD in Medieval History or a related subject area, or equivalent experience.
You will join a dynamic core team of ancient and medieval historians that includes Dr. Casey Strine (ancient Near Eastern history and migration), Prof. Julia Hillner (law and society in late antiquity), Dr. Charles West (Europe between the 7th and 12th centuries), Dr. Danica Summerlin (law, politics and the church in the central middle ages), and Prof. Martial Staub (citizenship and migration in the late middle ages).
You will have teaching and research strengths within your field and will 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.
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