Competitions for MLA Publication Awards

Competitions for MLA Publication Awards

Anyone may nominate a book for an MLA prize, but the author or publisher is responsible for sending the required number of copies, noted in the main list, to the MLA office before the deadline. Each item in the main list indicates, under the heading Eligibility, whether membership in the MLA is required. An author who is not a member of the MLA at the time of publication may become eligible to compete by joining the association before the deadline for the prize for which they are competing. 

Unless otherwise noted, “literary studies” here encompasses works of literary history, literary criticism, philology, and literary theory, as well as works dealing with literature and other arts and disciplines. Translations are eligible only for the three awards specifically devoted to that category.

For detailed announcements of these awards, click on the prize name below or call or write the MLA, 85 Broad Street, suite 500, New York, NY 10004-2434 (646 576-5141; fax: 646 458-0030; awards@mla.org). View a list of all 2018 competitions.

Annual Prizes with Competitions in 2018

 For more information see: https://www.mla.org/Resources/Career/MLA-Honors-and-Awards/Submissions-and-Nominations/Competitions-for-MLA-Publication-Awards

William Riley Parker Prize
Definition: For an outstanding article in PMLA.
Eligibility: Articles published in the October 2017, January 2018, March 2018, and May 2018 issues of PMLA. Commissioned articles and special features are not eligible for this award. Authors must be current members of the MLA.

James Russell Lowell Prize
Deadline: 1 March 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography. Open to studies dealing with literary theory, media, cultural history, or interdisciplinary topics.
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors must be current members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six.

MLA Prize for a First Book
Deadline: 1 March 2018. 
Definition: Same as for James Russell Lowell Prize. 
Eligibility: Book must have been published in 2017 as the first book-length publication of a current member of the MLA. 
Copies required: Six.

Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. Competing books should be broadly interpretive works that enhance understanding of the interrelations among literature, the other arts, and society. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors need not be members of the MLA.  
Copies required: Six.
This prize has been endowed by Mimi Singer.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2018.  
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work in comparative literary studies involving at least two literatures. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors must be current members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2018. 
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work in French or francophone linguistic or literary studies. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors must be current members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work
Deadline: 1 April 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work. 
Eligibility: Translations published in 2017; translators need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six, plus 12–15 pages of text in original language.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.
Note: Works for this prize will also be automatically considered for the Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary Work. Definitions and criteria are the same for both awards. Separate submissions are not required.

Lois Roth Award
Deadline: 1 April 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work.
Eligibility: Translations published in 2017; translators need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six, plus 12–15 pages of text in original language. 
This prize has been endowed by the Lois Roth Endowment.
Note: Works submitted for this prize will also automatically be considered for the Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work. Definitions and criteria are the same for both awards. Separate submissions are not required.

William Sanders Scarborough Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2018. 
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly study of black American literature or culture. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors need not be members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies
Deadline: 1 June 2018. 
Definition: For an outstanding manuscript dealing with any aspect of the languages and literatures of Italy. 
Eligibility: Manuscripts approved or ready for publication before award deadline; authors must be current members of the MLA residing in the United States or Canada. 
Copies required: Four, plus contact and biographical information.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Matei Calinescu Prize
Deadline: 1 April 2018.
Definition: For a distinguished work of scholarship in twentieth- or twenty-first-century literature and thought. Preference will be given to a first or second work published by a nominee. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six.
This prize has been endowed by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
 

Biennial Prizes with Competitions in 2018
 

MLA Prize for Independent Scholars
Deadline: 1 May 2018. 
Definition: For a scholarly book in the field of English or other modern languages and literatures. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2016 or 2017. At the time of publication of the book, author must not be enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree or hold a tenured, tenure-accruing, or tenure-track position in postsecondary education. Authors need not be members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Six. Return completed entry form with copies.

Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2018. 
Definition: For a work in the fields of language, culture, literacy, or literature with strong application to the teaching of English.
Eligibility: Books published in 2016 or 2017; authors need not be members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.

Howard R. Marraro Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work on any phase of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian.
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors must be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by Howard R. Marraro.

MLA Prize for a Bibliography, Archive, or Digital Project
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding enumerative or descriptive bibliography, archive, or digital project.
Eligibility: At least one volume must have been published in 2016 or 2017. Editors need not be members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work on the linguistics or literatures of any of the Germanic languages (Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Yiddish).
Eligibility: Books published in 2016 or 2017; authors must be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding English translation of a Yiddish literary work.
Eligibility: Books published between 2014 and 2017; translators need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four. 
This prize has been endowed by the family of Fenia and Yaakov Leviant.
Note: This prize will be awarded alternately to an outstanding translation or an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Yiddish. For 2020, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Yiddish published between 2016 and 2019.

MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Native American literatures, cultures, and languages. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2016 or 2017; authors must be current members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
 

Biennial Prizes with Competitions in 2019
 

Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2019. 
Definition: For a work in the fields of language, culture, literacy, or literature with strong application to the teaching of languages other than English. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017 or 2018; authors need not be members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.

Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters
Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Definition: For an outstanding edition of letters. Editions may be in single or multiple volumes.
Eligibility: At least one volume must have been published in 2017 or 2018; editors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by Morton N. Cohen.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature
Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Definition: For an outstanding translation into English of a book-length work of literary history, literary criticism, philology, or literary theory.
Eligibility: Books published in 2017 or 2018; translators need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work on the linguistics or literatures of the Slavic languages.
Eligibility: Books published in 2017 or 2018; authors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work on any phase of Italian literature or culture or comparative literature involving Italian.
Eligibility: Books must be published in 2018; authors must be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

MLA Prize for a Scholarly Edition
Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly edition. Editions may be in single or multiple volumes.
Eligibility: At least one volume must have been published in 2017 or 2018; editors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.

MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2019. 
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly study in any language of United States Latina and Latino or Chicana and Chicano literature or culture. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017 or 2018; authors must be current members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.

Revelation Academic Conference – Call for Papers

REVELATION ACADEMIC CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN!

DEADLINE APRIL 30TH, 2018

Submit abstracts here by the end of April 2018

Drawing delegates from around the country Revelation Academic is a truly interactive two days of intense discussion and debate on all things cinema. We’ll be posting them online shortly.

Revelation is Australia’s only international film festival to host and encourage academic discussion alongside its screening program and we look forward to taking its discoveries to audiences around the country and world. It represents an important platform in film discussion and analysis in this country.

Taking place on the first Monday July 9th and Tuesday July 10th 2018, the Revelation Academic Conference draws local, national and international academics to discuss and analyse issues such as:

  • New modes of distribution and exhibition
  • Gender representation
  • Genre
  • Movements in international cinema
  • Independent cinema (narrative and documentary)
  • All aspects of screen culture

Registrations are $150 and include a 6 film festival mini-pass. If you’re interested in the Academic side of the industry, we strongly urge you to attend and work with us in developing a critical and collaborative industry across all its moving parts.

It’s young, it’s passionate, it’s political and it’s directly connected to the screening program. You don’t have to be presenting a paper – or be an academic – to attend but if you’re interested in challenge, change, discussion and making people work for their ideas (and money) we suggest you register.

If conferences and networking is also new to you, then you can’t find a more supportive environment in which to train. We’re all friends and all ideas and opinions are valued and welcomed.

Conference attendees receive a delicious lunch at Guzman Y Gomez Mexican Taqueria, festival tickets and an industry soiree.

Abstracts (no more than 200 words please) and proposals for panels (no more than 300 words) should be submitted here by the end of April 2018. 

 

Australian Academy of the Humanities – Grants and Awards Applications

Applications now open for our 2018 grants and awards

Every year, we offer a series of prestigious grants and awards that promote excellence in the humanities and support the next generation of scholars and practitioners.

We are pleased to announce that applications for the following grants and awards are now open and will close at AEST 5:00pm Wednesday 4 April, 2018.

Medal for Excellence in Translation

The Medal for Excellence in Translation is a major national award that recognises outstanding achievement in translation and the vital role of translators and translation in Australian culture and scholarly discourse. The Medal is awarded biennially for a book-length translation into English of a work of any genre (including scholarship) from any language and period.

Max Crawford Medal

The Max Crawford Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for excellence and promise in the humanities. It is presented biennially to an Australian-based early career scholar, whose research and publications make an exceptional contribution to the understanding of their discipline by the general public. The Medal has been awarded since 1992 and recipients have gone on to forge strong careers in the Australian humanities community.

The Medal celebrates the outstanding career of eminent historian and Academy Foundation Fellow Emeritus Professor R. M. (Max) Crawford OBE FAHA. This award has been made possible by a generous bequest to the Academy by Professor Crawford.

Humanities Travelling Fellowships

Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships offer grants of up to $4000 to support Australian early career researchers to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other materials and connecting with international researchers and networks.

Publication Subsidy Scheme

Our Publication Subsidy Scheme offers grants of up to $3000 to support the publication of high quality scholarly works by Australian-based academics.

This year, applications are being accepted for The Sir Frederick and Peter White Fund – a $500 subsidy to support archaeological publications. Applicants can apply to the Fund for a stand-alone subsidy or in addition to the maximum $3000 available through the Publication Subsidy Scheme.

Before applying for any of our grants or awards, please review the nomination guidelines for further details regarding eligibility, selection criteria, supporting material, and conditions.

All applications are to be made via our online application system by AEST 5:00pmWednesday 4 April, 2018.

Shakespeare summer school – Montpellier, France 2018

Montpellier, France 2018
Shakespeare summer school
9 – 13 July 2018

You’re invited to join us for a unique literary summer school experience in Montpellier, in the south of France, exploring the work of Shakespeare and his world. Sessions will include lectures from an international group of scholars on various aspects of Shakespeare and the early modern world, and on Shakespeare on screen, together with play readings from our focus plays Henry IV Part 1 and Henry V. A detailed programme will be provided closer to the time.
 

No prior experience is necessary; students, general readers, scholars all welcome!

Convenors: Dr Victoria Bladen (The University of Queensland, Australia) &

Prof Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), in partnership with the Institut de Recherche sur la Renaissance, l’âge Classique et les Lumières (IRCL)

Click here for information about the convenors

 

Enquiries:  victoria.bladen@uqconnect.edu.au or  nvienneguerrin@orange.fr

http://victoriabladen.wixsite.com/shakespeareforall

Cost: Full – 300 euros        Student/Unwaged – 250 euros

Students of the host institution (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III): no registration fee

Society for Renaissance Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018

Society for Renaissance Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £9,500 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 1st February 2018
Closes: 30th April 2018

The Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support research in all aspects of Renaissance Studies. There will be two Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded in the academic year 2018-19, each worth £9500. The period of tenure is twelve months from 1st October 2018.

Among other topics, previous holders of the Fellowships have studied dynastic world of the late medieval and Renaissance Gaeltacht, practices of religious recantation in early modern England, the relationship between marital harmony and health in early modern England, the influence of Italian pattern books on Welsh country houses, the technical innovations in music introduced on the continent by fifteenth-century English émigré communities, the relationship between the space of the church, its decoration and the administration of charity in early modern Lutheran Germany, late medieval illuminators who worked on ornamenting early modern printed books, and the scientific studies of a female Paduan apothecary.

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2018. Applicants must be graduates of British or Irish universities, and currently engaged in full-time research, part-time teaching or independent scholarship. Applicants must either already have been awarded their PhD no more than five years before 1st October 2018, or have been provisionally awarded their PhD by 31st May 2018, subject to no more than minor corrections. In normal circumstances, such fellowships should not be held in conjunction with a postdoctoral or academic teaching post which is for more than 60% of a full-time post.

For further details, see http://www.rensoc.org.uk/funding/fellowships/postdoctoral

Call for Papers – Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

December 1, 2018
The 26th Biennial Conference of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program of Barnard College

Plenary Speakers:

Lorna Hutson (University of Oxford)
Dyan Elliott (Northwestern University)

The capacity of language both to communicate truth and to manipulate perceptions of it was as vexed a problem for the Middle Ages and Renaissance as it is today. From Augustine to Erasmus, enthusiasm for the study of rhetoric was accompanied by profound concern about its capacity to mask the difference between authenticity and deceit, revelation and heresy, truth and truthiness. Even the claim of authenticity or transparency could become, some thinkers argued, a deliberate form of manipulation or “spin.” In our current era when public figures aim to create effects of immediacy and authenticity, this conference looks at the history of debates about rhetoric and, more generally, about the presentation of transparency and truthfulness. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this conference considers the role of the verbal arts in the history of literature, law, politics, theology, and historiography, but also broadens the scope of rhetoric to include such topics as the rhetoric of the visual arts and the language of the new science to produce effects of objective access to “things themselves.”

Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words and a 2-page CV by April 30, 2018 to Rachel Eisendrath, reisendr@barnard.edu

94th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America – Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 94th ANNUAL MEETING
OF THE MEDIEVAL ACADEMY
OF AMERICA

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March 7-9, 2019
The 94th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will take place in Philadelphia on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The meeting is jointly hosted by the Medieval Academy of America, Bryn Mawr College, Delaware Valley Medieval Association, Haverford College, St. Joseph’s University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova University.

The Global Turn in Medieval Studies

Medievalists across various disciplines are taking a more geographically and methodologically global approach to the study of the Middle Ages. While the Organizing Committee invites proposals for papers on all topics and in all disciplines and periods of medieval studies, this year’s conference spotlights the “global turn” in medieval studies. To this end, we encourage session and paper proposals that treat the Middle Ages as a broad historical and cultural phenomenon, encompassing the full extent of Europe as well as the Middle East, southern and eastern Asia, Africa, and beyond.  We also invite proposals that explore departures from traditional teleological discourses rooted in national interests, ones that apply disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods to study a broad array of subjects.

We especially encourage proposals that provoke explorations of the following “big questions”:

1) Periodization and the drawing of geographic borders in medieval studies can be helpful, but can also limit our ability to make connections, see patterns, or entertain dialogue among specialists in individual sub-fields. What do we mean when we speak of the “Middle Ages” in geographic, temporal, or disciplinary terms? What do we mean when we use contemporary geographical concepts, such as Europe or Asia? What do we mean when we say “Global Middle Ages”? What is in and what is out?

2) If we are to turn away from national models, what is an alternative?  For instance, how can methodologies that highlight networks further our understanding of the “Global Middle Ages”? How might they contribute, for example, to understanding mechanisms of knowledge sharing and the development and use of religious, economic, and political systems?

3) Across all cultures in the medieval world, philosophers, theologians, scholars, healers, poets, artists, and musicians sought to understand the natural world and to apply that understanding to concrete ends. How do we make sense of their efforts? How might traditional paradigms of what we call “science,” philosophical inquiry, literary, and artistic practice be challenged?

4) Medieval studies has been at the forefront of the “digital turn” over the past few decades. How have digital approaches to scholarship altered the landscape for better or worse? In a global context, have new technologies broken barriers or created new ones? How do we create and evaluate digital scholarship in medieval studies vis à vis traditional methods?

Within the framework of these “big questions”, the organizing committee proposes the following threads:

*    Uses of the Medieval
*    Expanding Geographies of the Medieval
*    Re-thinking Periodization: Beyond Eurocentrism and Postcolonialism
*    Medieval Foundations of Contemporary Politics
*    Alexander the Great and World Thinking
*    Medieval Cosmologies
*    The Trojan Myth and Genealogies
*    What is Medieval/European/Literature?
*    Transmission and Technologies of Knowledge
*    Doing Science at Court
*    The Locations of Learning
*    Myths and Legends of Languages and Letters
*    Dante, Local and Global: Towards 2021
*    Deconstructing “National” Legal Traditions
*    Gender Matters
*    Ars/Arts: Intersections Across Disciplines and Borders
*    Global Manuscript Markets and Movements
*    Digitizing the Global Middle Ages: Practices, Sustainability, and Ethics
*    Approaches to Historiography
*    Interfaith Encounters, Real and Imagined
*    Religious and Cultural Ethics across Cultures: Conversation or Confrontation?
*    Saints and Sages
*    Words and Music

Proposals
Individuals may propose a:
*    single paper for a listed thread
*    full session on a listed thread
*    single paper not designated for a specific thread
*    full session on a topic outside the listed threads
*    poster, paper, full session, or workshop that explores the role and uses of digital technologies

Sessions are 90 minutes long, and typically consist of three 20-minute papers. Proposals should be geared to that length. The committee is interested in other formats as well: poster sessions, roundtables, workshops, etc. The Program Committee may suggest a different format for some sessions after the proposals have been reviewed. 

Any member of the Medieval Academy may submit a proposal; others may submit proposals as well but must become members in order to present papers at the meeting. Special consideration will be given to individuals whose field would not traditionally involve membership in the Medieval Academy.
In order to be considered, proposals must be complete and include the following:

(1) A cover sheet containing the proposer’s name, statement of Medieval Academy membership (or statement that the individual’s specialty would not traditionally involve membership in the Academy), professional status, email address, postal address, home or cell and office telephone numbers, fax number (if available), and paper title;

(2) A second sheet containing the proposer’s name, session for which the proposal should be considered, title, 250-word abstract, and audio-visual equipment requirements.

(3) Additional sheets as necessary containing all of the above information, plus a session abstract, when a full panel for a session is being proposed.

Submissions: Proposals should be submitted as attached PDFs to the MAA Program Committee by email to MAA2019@TheMedievalAcademy.org

The deadline is 15 June 2018.

Please do not send proposals directly to the Organizing Committee members.

Selection Procedure: Paper and panel proposals will be reviewed for their quality and for the significance and relevance of their topics. The Organizing Committee will evaluate proposals during the summer of 2018 and the Committee will inform all successful and unsuccessful proposers by 10 September 2018.

Organizing Committee Members:
Lynn Ransom & Julia Verkholantsev, University of Pennsylvania (co-chairs)
Daud Ali, University of Pennsylvania
Chris Atwood, University of Pennsylvania
Kevin Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania
Mary Caldwell, University of Pennsylvania
Linda Chance, University of Pennsylvania
Paul M. Cobb, University of Pennsylvania
Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College
Talya Fishman, University of Pennsylvania
Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, Villanova University
Scott Francis, University of Pennsylvania
Nicholas Herman, University of Pennsylvania
Tom Izbicki, Rutgers University & Delaware Valley Medieval Association
Ada Kuskowski, University of Pennsylvania
Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania
Maud McInerney, Haverford College
Paul Patterson, St. Joseph’s University
Montserrat Piera, Temple University
Dot Porter, University of Pennsylvania
Jerry Singerman, University of Pennsylvania Press
Emily Steiner, University of Pennsylvania
Eva del Soldato, University of Pennsylvania
Elly Truitt, Bryn Mawr College
David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania (ex officio as MAA president)

Lecturer A/B in Medieval History at Birckbeck, University of London

Lecturer A/B in Medieval History
Birkbeck, University of London – School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

Location: Bloomsbury
Salary: £37,169 to £42,483 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 6th February 2018
Closes: 4th March 2018
Job Ref:12436

Purpose and Main Duties

To deliver a programme of teaching to Birkbeck students, in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully and to contribute to research to extend knowledge of the appropriate subject area.

Candidate Requirements

The appointee will have demonstrated expertise in the middle ages using both textual sources and the material record (whether the built environment, material culture, or landscape). The appointee will have a growing reputation for research excellence, demonstrated preferably by publication in leading journals and/or academic presses, and will also have strong experience in teaching.

The appointee will provide both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medieval history and archaeology, including the supervision of MA dissertation students and MPhil/PhD candidates. Qualified candidates must be able to teach medieval history at all levels, including convening modules and contributing to team teaching. The position will include administrative responsibilities within the Department and School.

Applications will be welcome especially from scholars whose work looks beyond European contexts, those working on the global Middle Ages, and/or research topics crossing traditional disciplinary, chronological or regional boundaries.

About the Department

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) has been ranked consistently among the top ten departments in the UK in past research assessments. In REF 2014 we were ranked seventh nationally (Times Higher Education research intensity table), with 85% of our research portfolio deemed world-leading or internationally excellent. Our emphasis upon research-led teaching supports a dynamic programme of varied course offerings at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. HCA came first in the 2017 National Student Survey for teaching quality and overall student satisfaction amongst London universities. 98 per cent of students participating in the survey said that our courses are ‘intellectually stimulating’ and that ‘staff are enthusiastic’. ‘Overall satisfaction’ with our teaching was also at 98 per cent.

For further information about the department please visit the following website: www.bbk.ac.uk/history/

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £37,169 rising to £42,483 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College’s London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3 year. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 4 March 2018.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

For further information on this opportunity contact Jan Rüger, j.rueger@bbk.ac.uk. 

https://www15.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_birkbeckcollege01.asp?newms=jj&id=66203&aid=14046

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.