Job Opportunity: Lecturer in History 300-700 CE, Durham University (Deadline 17 August 2021)

The Department of History at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the fixed term role of Lecturer in History CE 300-700.  They are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on the history of the Mediterranean world.  

The primary focus of this role is on research and teaching but there will also be the opportunity to engage in wider citizenship within the University and beyond.

This role of Lecturer is for a fixed term of 12 months and to provide cover for Eleanor Barraclough, who has been awarded an AHRC Leadership Fellowship. It is not anticipated that this period would be extended beyond the initial fixed term.

Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of History CE 300-700, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.

The post-holder will be expected to contribute to a new team-taught level 1 module on the late-antique Mediterranean world, to contribute a strand to the core level 1 module ‘Making History’, and to teach a new or existing level 2 module in an aspect of early medieval history. They will undertake some undergraduate and MA dissertation supervision and, where appropriate, carry out other teaching duties specified by the Head of Department.

All applicants are asked to submit:

  • A CV and covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;
  • PDFs of up to two pieces of research focused work;
  • A personal research plan [of 500-1,000 words, setting out your intended research programme for the coming three to five years, with some indication of possible publications and sources of funding]

You should provide details of 3 academic referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference (if they are not listed as an academic referee).  Please note:

  • We shall seek the academic references during the application process.  We would ask that you alert your academic referees to this application as soon as possible so that we can quickly obtain references should you be progressed to the long list stage.  If you do not wish (some or all) of your referees to be approached during the recruitment process; you must clearly indicate this to us at the time of your application.
  • Academic references sought for long-listed candidates may be made available to the panel during the shortlisting process.
  • We will seek a reference from your current line-manager if we make you an offer of employment (albeit you may have also nominated your line manager as an academic referee).  Please clearly indicate which referee is your current line-manager and please let us know if we should only approach them once an offer has been made.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. The deadline to apply is 17th August 2021. Please apply via the Durham jobs page:


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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