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University Lecturer/University Senior Lecturer in Medieval History pre-1100 (Europe/Britain)

The Faculty of History is seeking to make an appointment in medieval history with expertise in any area of European (including British) history prior to 1100. Candidates must have exceptional abilities in research and teaching. The post is based in central Cambridge and is available from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Depending on qualifications and experience, an appointment will be made at either the University Lecturer or University Senior Lecturer level.

The successful candidate will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community in ancient and medieval history, which performs at the highest intellectual levels in terms of teaching, research and publications. She or he will teach and examine within a broad area of pre-1100 medieval history and at all levels from first-year undergraduate to PhD. The ability to teach over a wide range of early medieval history will be an advantage. Research of international standing will be expected. A scholar appointed at the more senior level will be expected to have demonstrated leadership in research, teaching and administration.

The appointee must: have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills; show a commitment to supporting students academically in the Faculty; and be able and ready to co-operate in Faculty affairs, including undertaking administration. The Faculty welcomes applications from both early-career scholars and those who already have established careers. By the start of appointment the successful candidate must hold a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant field.

Please also see the Further Particulars for this post.

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Applicants seeking further information about the post are invited to contact Dr Lawrence Klein, Chair of the Faculty of History: For further details about the application process, please contact the Faculty's HR Clerk, Ms Joanne Pearson (e-mail:, telephone: 01223 335350).

Please quote reference JJ11274 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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