University Assistant Professorship in Celtic

The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic wishes to appoint to an Assistant Professorship in Celtic from 1 September 2023. We seek applicants who have research and teaching interests in any aspect of medieval Celtic languages and literatures, including Welsh. We are open to a wide range of approaches, including interdisciplinary work which combines the study of languages and literatures with historical evidence and material culture.

We welcome applicants whose interests also engage with the other geographical and cultural areas covered by the ASNC Department, as well as applicants with an academic interest in one or more of the following fields: a) Philology and linguistics; b) History of Gaelic- and Brittonic-speaking peoples; c) Art history and artefacts; d) Global or digital humanities.

We welcome applications from Early Career Researchers as well as from more experienced scholars, and we particularly welcome applications from candidates from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic background for this vacancy as they are currently underrepresented in our department.

Please ensure that you upload the following documents to your online application:

A covering letter;

Your Curriculum Vitae, including a full list of publications;

One or more samples of your writing, totalling no more than 10,000 words in all;

A document describing your main teaching and research interests, and an indication of the teaching you would hope to offer if appointed to the post.

If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

In addition to uploading these documents, use the application portal to supply the names and contact information for three referees. Letters of reference will only be requested if you are called to interview.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Prof. Elizabeth Ashman Rowe, Head of Department ( Queries regarding the application process should be directed to: Mrs Marina Ballard ( The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 19 March 2023 and interviews will be held on 16 and 17 May 2023, subject to change.

Please visit the following website: to register an account and apply online. Please quote reference GH33499 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Faculty is committed to equality and diversity, and we would particularly welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women and those from Black, Asian or other Ethnic Minority backgrounds. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at: The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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