3-year Postdoc in Medieval Cultural and/or Social History, University of Queensland

The School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry of the University of Queensland (Australia) is looking for a 3-year postdoctoral research fellow in medieval cultural and/or social history.

The School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry

The School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry is a dynamic team with a reputation for innovative approaches to teaching and research excellence. We consider and explore how human beings have ordered and made sense of their world throughout history, from ancient times through to the present, and how this informs our futures. Our disciplinary groupings of Classics and Ancient History, Studies in Religion, Philosophy and History are united by this common intellectual quest, and are mutually reinforced and supported by each discipline’s distinct approaches, perspectives and methodologies.

The role

The primary purpose of the position is to work with and alongside the Head of the School (HoS), to conduct research in the broad area of medieval cultural and social history. The postdoctoral fellow will undertake her/his own research project, as well as make a contribution to teaching in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.

The person

Applicants should have completed a PhD within the past three years in the area of history, medieval history or medieval studies. They should have demonstrated capacity to conduct research of a high quality in the area of medieval history; excellent academic skills; capacity to write academic publications of a high quality; some undergraduate or postgraduate teaching experience in history; relevant language knowledge including some knowledge of Latin; and ability to work as part of a team.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: atsi_recruitment@uq.edu.au

Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time fixed term 3 year appointment at Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $78,552 – $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $91,905 – $102,415 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 502991_NEW_Postdoctoal Research Fellow PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch at m.cassidywelch@uq.edu.au.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time