Professor / Associate Professor in BAME History

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
Oct 02, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 03, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor / Associate Professor in BAME History 
Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences 

Northumbria University seeks to appoint Associate Professor/Professor in the History of BAME communities in Britain and/or Continental Europe, in any period. We seek to appoint a candidate with an excellent research profile, who will make a strong contribution to our submission to REF 2021, and who has strong experience of teaching History at all levels up to postgraduate. The appointee will work within the History subject group in the Humanities Department. Our Foundation Year, Undergraduate and Postgraduate History programmes have benefited from expansion and diversification in recent years, including into areas such as African history, environmental history, and the history of genocide. The appointee will further contribute to this diversification and will bring their specialist expertise in the history of BAME communities in Britain and/or Continental Europe (from any period in history) to the subject group.

The Humanities Department is focused strongly on excellence in research and teaching. We have a commitment to outward-facing work, as reflected in community engagement and knowledge exchange with different partners. Our Department brings together 80 academic staff and 800 students in American Studies, History, Music, English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing. Undergraduate students in American Studies, History and English come to us with the highest average entry qualifications for these subjects across the modern university sector. The History group develops its research within a vibrant interdisciplinary context underpinned by the Institute for the Humanities, working on important themes such as conflict and society, medical humanities, environmental humanities, activism, mobility and diaspora, American Studies, identity and heritage, creative practice and gender and sexuality.

As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues), through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. You should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.  

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Julian Wright, Professor of History and Head of Humanities, via email:

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research / education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 5) up to a maximum of 5, since 1 January 2014.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter / practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.  
Please note this vacancy will close on 03/11/2019   

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