Job: Lecturer in Medieval History, Aberystwyth University, deadline 28 July 2020

Aberystwyth University – Department of History and Welsh History

Job Description

To promote a flexible workforce, the University will consider applications from individuals seeking full time, part time, job share, or term time only working arrangements.

The Department of History and Welsh History wish to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval History for a fixed-term period. The successful candidate will cover the teaching position of Dr Elizabeth New, recently awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, for the duration of her award. Applications are particularly welcome from those with a specialist knowledge of any aspect of later medieval/early modern British History (c. 1350-1550) and with an ability to teach in the area of heritage, although we welcome all applications.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate level, to supervise undergraduate and graduate dissertations and to participate in University examining at undergraduate and taught graduate level. They will contribute to student recruitment and administration within the Department. The successful candidate will also have a strong research record, or exhibit evidence of the capacity to develop such a record, in a relevant field of later medieval/early modern history, c. 1350-1550.

The appointment will be subject to the successful completion of a probationary agreement and the successful candidate will be required to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, unless they already hold an appropriate equivalent qualification.

To make an informal enquiry, please contact Phillipp Schofield, Head of Department at or on 01970 622662.

Ref: HWH.20.3214

Closing date: 28 July 2020

Interview date: w/c 3 August 2020

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities and in particular, those that are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, candidates with disabilities, and female candidates. We specifically encourage female candidates to apply for this post as they are currently under-represented at this level in our organisation.

We are a Bilingual Institution which complies with the Welsh Language Standards and is committed to Equal Opportunities. You are welcome to apply for any vacancy in Welsh or English and any application submitted will be treated equally.

More information here.

Salary: £36,914 to £40,322

Hours: Part-Time

Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Deadline: 28th July 2020


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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