Assistant Professor in the History of Science and/or Technology

Durham (County) (GB)
£33,199 - £48,676
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in the History of Science and/or Technology

The role 

Based in one of the UK's leading centres for the study of history, you will make an important contribution to the development of a dynamic research culture, building on the expertise of a strong cluster of historians with interests in the history of science and/or technology. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University and region’s important resources in the field, you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about the history of science and/or technology, you will help to develop and extend our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and share your enthusiasm through exceptional teaching. At Durham, you will benefit from a strong commitment to intra- and inter-disciplinary research, and from the resources of a host of specialist Research Institutes and Centres. You will also enjoy the advantages of a mentoring scheme to develop you as a historian, teacher and leader in the discipline and beyond.

You will need

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in the history of science and/or technology or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress).
  • The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students.
  • To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability attain fellowship of the HEA.
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Vacancy Reference: HIST19-55