Offre d’emploi – Lecturer in Early Medieval History (University of York)

University of York
Closes: 19th April 2022

The Department of History is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the early medieval British and European history, with research and teaching interests in the period c.300-c.600 CE. You should have a PhD in an area of history relevant to the post and ideally hold an appropriate teaching qualification. You will have an emerging publication record in a relevant field with proven experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate, and preferably, postgraduate level.

This post is offered on a Fixed Term basis from 14 September 2022 to 13 September 2023.

The successful candidate will be asked to teach undergraduate modules as follows at all stages of the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula: 


4 x lectures for Political Communities in World History (Stage 1)

Goths and Romans in 6th Century Italy (Stage 1: Period Topic) Or one of the applicant’s own design.

Narrators and Historical Memory in the Middle Ages (Stage 2: Histories and Contexts)

The Barbarian Migrations, c.350-550: Politics and Society in the Late Roman West (Stage 2: Explorations)

The Power of Persuasion: Rhetorics, culture and politics (Stage 3: Comparative) 


The Uses of Writing in the ‘Dark Ages’ from Late Antiquity to the Age of Charlemagne and Beyond (MA option). Or one of the applicant’s own design.


  • To enhance and promote the research activities of the department by developing a personal research plan independently and/or in collaboration with others as part of a larger research team.
  • To develop original research proposals, identify and obtaining external sources of funding
  • To plan, deliver and critically review innovative teaching materials, techniques and module design and take responsibility for the quality of the provision.
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • You will have a PhD in a cognate discipline relevant to the post. You should also hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
  • You will have extensive specialist knowledge in your subject area, to design, develop & deliver teaching to students in the Department of History. You will have experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and of successful course planning, design and delivery.
  • You will have the ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals and complement and enhance the department’s research strategy and goals with publicly evidenced, high-quality research.You will be able to evidence your ability to disseminate your research findings at conferences and other appropriate events.
  • You will have excellent  IT skills and highly developed communication skills to engage with a wide ranging audience using a range of media. You will have the ability to supervise the work of others, for example as an MSc, PhD or postdoctoral supervisor.

Interview date: Week commencing 6 June 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Nicola Lowe on

The Department expects all colleagues to strive for a working and learning environment that is welcoming, fair, and inclusive for staff and students. Applications from women, people from black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, and under-represented communities will be welcomed. We also consider applications for flexible working. #EqualityatYork

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