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Durham University

Academic Talent

Assistant Professor of History c.950-c.1250 (CE)


Vacancy reference: HIST20-3

Department: History

Responsible to: Head of Department

Grade: 7-8

Salary range: £33,797 - £49,553 per annum

Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares

Opening date: 01/08/2019

Closing date: 31/10/2019

Preferred start date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1 Aug 2020


The role

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

We are looking for a scholar of exceptional ability to join our internationally-renowned Department of History. Durham University has an outstanding reputation in the field of medieval studies and the Department is closely involved in the multi-disciplinary Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, which brings together colleagues from across the University. We welcome applications from scholars with expertise in all fields and thematic areas, particularly those which complement and/or expand the Department’s existing coverage. Applicants with interests in Mediterranean, North African, Iberian, Islamicate, Byzantine and Eurasian Studies are all encouraged, as well those with expertise in European History.

Durham is home to an outstanding community of historians working on multiple periods and geographical areas. As part of Durham University, you’ll be working with exceptional young minds, all with the desire to ask, and answer the big questions. Access to leading-edge facilities and an active contributor to the global research and university community means you’ll be part of an international and diverse network of partners spanning the world’s best research institutions, organisations and businesses. And all this within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham. We offer the inspiration, they achieve the outstanding. We invite you to join them.

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