Current Vacancies

Teaching Associate in the History of England Before the Norman Conquest (Fixed Term)

Reference: GG23238

Salary: £30,942-£40,322

Closing Date: 21 July 2020

The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic wishes to appoint a Teaching Associate in the History of England Before the Norman Conquest from 1 September 2020.

The Teaching Associate will be expected to teach, examine, and supervise dissertations on topics related to the History of England Before the Norman Conquest, at both undergraduate and MPhil levels, and to contribute to other departmental teaching and examining as appropriate. Applicants should have a good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area. It is expected that applicants will have experience of successfully delivering and developing teaching at University level, including lectures, seminars and small group teaching, and the ability to work as part of a team.

Two references are required, and applicants should ask their referees to send their reports to by the closing date. Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to Dr Richard Dance, Head of Department. Enquiries concerning the appointments procedure and related matters may be made to Vicky Aldred.

The closing date is midnight GMT on Tuesday 21 July and Interviews are planned for late July/early August 2020. It is expected that the interview will be conducted virtually either by Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Please quote reference GG23238 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information and how to apply


Funding Opportunities for Academics

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020/21

The Faculty of English and Department of Anglo Saxon Norse and Celtic welcome applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early-career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.

The details of the call can be found here. The timetable for this year’s competition (including expected dates for announcing successful applicants) will be confirmed here over Summer 2020.

Selection of those candidates whose application to the British Academy will be supported by the Faculty of English will take place by competition firstly within the Faculty, and secondly by an internal competition across all disciplines within the University of Cambridge. The Faculty will then provide support to the selected candidates in the preparation of the final application to the BA.

If you are thinking of making an application for a Fellowship in the Faculty of English or Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, we advise that you make contact now with a potential mentor and with Professor Nicky Zeeman ( for English or Dr Richard Dance for ASNC ( to discuss your project.

Applications to the Faculty should consist of the following:

  • a completed version of the attached form;
  • a two page CV, including the dates on which you took your PhD viva and on which you were awarded the PhD;
  • a list of publications (not exceeding one side).

Applications, including references to be received via email to the address by Thursday 20th August 2020. For more information about the application process, please contact the Faculty Administrator, Marina Ballard.

Details of last year’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme and the British Academy’s application process can be found on the BA website: