Assistant Professor in East Asian History (Early Modern or Modern)

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

Assistant Professor in East Asian History (Early Modern or Modern)

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 group of historians of East Asia. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University's important library and museum holdings in the field, you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about the history of East Asia, 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'll need

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in the history of East Asia (China, Japan and/or Korea) 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: HIST18-3