Vacancy ID:
9872
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Archaeology and Ancient History
Vacancy terms:
Full-time, fixed term contract from 3 June 2024 to 2 June 2026
Salary details:
Grade 7 - £38,205 to £44,263 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Hours per week:
37.5
17 Apr 2024
About the role
In this role you will conduct research within the field of Medieval Urban History within the context of the ENDURE project . Your primary responsibilities will include conducting in-depth research, transcribing and analysing primary archival materials (specifically lists of goods and chattels among 14th-15th century Escheators’ records), and contributing to the overarching research goals of the School and University. You'll play a crucial role in producing high-quality research outputs and publications, thereby enriching our understanding of medieval urban life.

You will play a pivotal role in cultivating productive relationships with industrial, commercial, and public sector organisations, as well as professional institutions and academic entities. You will be tasked with raising awareness of the School's mission and achievements regionally and nationally, establishing strategic partnerships, and seizing collaboration opportunities across various domains. Through proactive engagement initiatives, you will contribute significantly to enhancing the School's reputation and visibility. 
 
Further information on the project can be found here
About you
With a PhD, or be nearing completion/submission, in medieval history or a closely related subject area or with relevant industrial experience you will have a demonstrated ability to work with primary archival material and possess an established expertise in later medieval (c1200–1600) history, supported by a proven portfolio of research and / or relevant industrial experience.

With an ability to transcribe and interpret primary source material, particularly in medieval Latin, you should possess a proven track record of publishing in national or international journals. Competence in utilising computer software for historical analysis, including proficiency in the MS Office package, is essential. Furthermore, candidates should showcase creativity, innovation, and effective teamwork within their work, alongside a demonstrated ability to work independently.
Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Ben Jervis on [email protected] 

We anticipate that interviews will take place early May 2024.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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