Assistant Professor in Early Medieval History

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Dublin Bar, LEINSTER
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Mar 2022

The Department of History, Trinity College Dublin, is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Early Medieval History for one year from August 2022. The post-holder will maintain research and teaching interests in Early Medieval History, with demonstrable expertise and relevant publications within the period 400-1000. The successful applicant will contribute to the delivery of modules at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, including supervision of BA dissertations, as well as the Medieval Studies MPhil programme. Within the undergraduate History programme, the holder of the post will coordinate one of the existing Freshman-level (first-year) modules. At Sophister level, the post-holder will develop and coordinate one or more advanced modules arising from their research interests. At MPhil level, the post-holder will teach either Medieval Latin or another module based on their research interests. Supervision of appropriate undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations is also expected. The post-holder will also undertake other teaching and administrative duties at the direction of the Head of Department.

Post status: Specific Purpose Contract

Hours: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. Further information is available at:

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to Professor Ruth Mazo Karras (

How to apply: Applicants should provide the following information when applying

  • A cover letter outlining their interest in the position 
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications 
  • The names and contact details (i.e. addresses, e-mail, etc.) of three referees 
  • A research plan (summarising research to be carried out and including details of funding to be sought) and a teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach) 
  • All applications must be made via e-Recruitment at

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