Job Listing: Medieval English Language and Literature, University of Fribourg

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Fribourg

invites applications for the position of

Associate Professor in Medieval English Language and Literature

commencing 1 September 2011

For further information, please see:

Applicants must hold a doctorate and demonstrate a high quality in research publications. They must offer proof of their teaching experience in a university setting, their ability to undertake research projects, and their existing or developing scholarly networks.

The successful applicant will teach 6 hours a week in each of two semesters of the

academic year. Teaching will include introductory English language courses in Old

English and Middle English as well as advanced courses at the BA and MA level. In addition, the appointee will supervise MA and PhD theses. Classes are taught in English. However, the successful candidate is required to take on administrative duties and have a working knowledge of at least one of the official languages of the University (French or German).

Letters of application with a CV, a list of publications, the names and contact information of three references, and list of courses taught should be sent to :

Prof. Thomas Austenfeld, Doyen, Faculté des lettres, Université de Fribourg, Avenue de l’Europe 20, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland.

Closing date: 31 January 2011.

For further information please contact the President of the Recruitment Commission, Prof. Luca Zoppelli:

The University of Fribourg is committed to promoting the academic careers of women and welcomes applications from women.

Job Listing: Department of History, Ghent University

The Department of History of Ghent University is seeking to fill the following position:

Full-time collaborator (m/f) for the FWO-research project ‘
Monastic leadership in the post-charismatic age: constructing a new paradigm for the study of reforms before the emergence of the Great Orders (Western Europe, tenth-early twelfth centuries)’ (1/1/2011-1/1/2015)


– master’s degree in history or an equivalent degree/diploma
– motivated to start a carreer in research
– capable of reading Latin sources
– capable of reading publications in English, German, and French
– interested in interdisciplinary approaches
– at least some knowledge of the religious and general history of the Central Middle Ages

Job contents

To prepare, and finish  within the four-year time limit, a doctoral dissertation relating to the theme of the project
To publish at least two articles in international scientific journals
To present papers at international conferences and workshops
To provide limited assistance (max. 1 day per week) to the promotor of the project

Full-time, four years, beginning at the earliest on 1 February 2011.

How to apply for this position

By e-mail before 1 January 2011, with a CV and an accompanying letter as attachments.

For more information:

Prof. dr. Steven Vanderputten
Department of History
Ghent University