Offre d’emploi – Teaching Associate in Medieval History (University of Sheffield)

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £39,609 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th June 2021
Closes: 12th July 2021
Job Ref: UOS028851

This fixed-term post is to provide teaching cover for Undergraduate and MA courses in Medieval History. The successful candidate will be required to teach the Level Two Option Module ‘Warriors, Saints and Heroes in Early Medieval Britain’, and the MA Options ‘Wikipedia and Medieval History’ and ‘Women and Power in Medieval History’. You will also deliver some lectures on the Level 1 modules, ‘Paths from Antiquity to Modernity’ and ‘Empire: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages’, and contribute to team-teaching in the department.

You will join a dynamic core team of ancient and medieval historians that includes Dr Casey Strine (ancient Near Eastern history and migration), 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).There are also numerous thematic clusters and centres in the Department and across the University in which to participate, including the Department’s five thematic research hubs (Body and Mind, Migration and Identity, Transmission of Ideas, Slavery, and Political Engagement), the Medieval and Ancient Research Centre (MARCUS), and Medical Humanities Sheffield.

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 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 have an international reputation for high quality and innovative learning and teaching, delivered by staff who are both committed to providing an outstanding student experience and who are at the cutting edge of research in their own disciplines. The Department of History is regularly ranked in the top 5 of the National Student Survey and we pride ourselves on our commitment to a diverse curriculum, small classes and research-led teaching. Like the rest of the University of Sheffield we are deeply committed to public outreach and to making our environment accessible for anyone able and willing to make the most of the opportunities available. We are also a friendly department with good relations between academics and support staff that welcomes applications from all ethnic and social groups.

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