Job Vacancy: Part-Time Associate Lectureship in Palaeography

Birkbeck College in London is advertising for a part-time Associate Lecturer in Palaeography. Full details are at, but an extract from that page is below. The deadline for applications is 5 October, so if you are interested then you will have to move quickly.

Birkbeck College, University of London - English and Humanities

Location: Bloomsbury
Salary: £55.65 per hour inclusive pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Placed on:  14th September 2015
Closes: 5th October 2015
Job Ref: 11692

The post is part-time Associate Lecturer A. The module is taught for 1.5 hours once a week for 8 weeks. Scheduled start: January 2016.

Purpose and Main Duties

This is an opportunity to join our teaching team on the MA Renaissance Studies and Doctoral programme. You will design and deliver a module entitled ‘Introduction to Manuscripts and Palaeography’, delivered to MA, MPhil and Doctoral students working in the period roughly 1520-1700. The module will focus primarily on reading English hands from 1500-1650. You should be able to teach and assess topics including but not necessarily limited to: Contractions and Secretary Hand; Numerals and Money; Transcription Policies; Bibliography and Footnotes.

Your main responsibility will be preparation, teaching, administration and assessment of the module.


Further Information

Informal enquiries on the role can be made to Professor Susan Wiseman via email to  however please note that only completed formal applications through the online system will be considered.


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