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Lecturer in Medieval Literature and Palaeography

Centre for Medieval Studies
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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
38,183 a year
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Role Description

The Department of English and Related Literature seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval Literature and Palaeography with expertise in English literature written between 1250 and 1550 and medieval palaeography and manuscript studies. Our primary criteria are excellence in teaching and research, and a willingness to contribute to the University of York's leading interdisciplinary profile.

You will have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, leading lectures, seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. You will also be be expected to take the lead in postgraduate teaching in palaeography and manuscript studies across the medieval period as a member of the University’s interdisciplinary Centre for Medieval Studies. You will contribute to, or otherwise complement, our existing research strengths, which include early, high and late medieval English and European literature, history of the book, gender studies, medievalism, and history-writing. You will also be developing an outstanding research record by undertaking high-quality, innovative research and seeking to publish in leading venues.

A PhD in any area of Medieval Literature is essential, together with an appropriate academic teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. You must have extensive knowledge of a research field and be able to use a range of teaching techniques and methodologies.  Evidence of a research profile and publishing of articles and papers in academic journals is required.

Starting salary will be: £38,183 a year on grade 7 of the University’s salary scales.  The post is full-time and available from 1 January 2018.

If you're interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Nicola McDonald or Professor Elizabeth Tyler

Closing date: 28 August 2017

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