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Lecturer in Medieval European History
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-019607

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/08/2022

Salary: £38,592 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: History

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 September 2022 until 31 August 2023

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Applications are invited for the 1 FTE post of Lecturer in Medieval European History which is tenable from 1 September 2022 until 30 August 2023. 

Manchester is a historically iconic city which draws cultural energy from its past. Rich in the knowledge of its contribution to the development of the modern world, it is an exciting place in which to study History. History at Manchester develops innovative undergraduate and MA teaching and assessment methods to place alongside long trusted ways of challenging students. These include a variety of computer assisted learning techniques, the application of GIS to History, the development of career facing skills, and the use of group projects (posters and Wikis) in final assessment. History continues to place a strong emphasis on introducing undergraduates to original historical research through project and thesis work. History teaching at Manchester is research-led, and all colleagues are expected to imbue teaching with their research, particularly in third-year undergraduate and MA courses.

This post is a replacement teaching-focused lectureship in Medieval History, with an emphasis on intellectual, religious, cultural and literary history. The successful candidate should have a PhD and expertise in any area of the history of medieval Europe, broadly defined, in the period c.1200-c.1500. Europe is understood here to include the British Isles, but if the candidate’s primary field is in British history, the candidate should have proven ability to teach European history more broadly.

The successful candidate will teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Medieval History, catering to an area of compulsory provision in the department, and to supervise independent projects and dissertations. They will also contribute to curricular development and undertake reasonable administrative responsibilities within the Department or School, and will participate in regular recruitment activities and staff-student events. 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in innovative and inclusive teaching, learning and assessment.  They will also have the ability to work as part of a collaborative team and a commitment to collegiality. They must also have the ability to work with local cultural assets, such as museums, archives, and libraries, and to integrate their holdings into teaching

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. 

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Anindita Ghosh

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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