Vice Chancellor’s Fellow in History

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
23 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University is seeking to appoint one or more outstanding post-doctoral historians to join the Humanities Department. These are permanent positions with a significant focus on research in the first three years of the appointment, to encourage the development of major projects that bring colleagues together at Northumbria and beyond. We wish to appoint historians in one or more of these three sub-fields: 

Early Modern Britain and Ireland, including the Tudor and Stuart eras, politics, culture and religion;
Global History, including (though not limited to) scholars working on migration, consumption or transnational activism and perspectives from African or Asian history;
America in the World, such as the political, strategic, cultural and economic relationships between North America and the rest of the world; or the role of nation, race and ethnicity in shaping the US.

These posts will contribute to the major research themes within the History group and the wider Institute of Humanities: global and transnational connections; race and ethnicity; conflict and society; medical humanities; environmental humanities; and gender and sexuality.

You will hold a PhD or equivalent, and will already be developing a publication track record of exceptional quality. It is essential that you have excellent written and verbal communication skills; some relevant teaching experience; the ability to work effectively with colleagues; and the potential to attract external funding to support the future development of your research and Faculty. During the first three years of the appointment, you will develop a small amount of teaching and administration, as required within a vibrant Department. After the first three years you will progress as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the Department of Humanities.

The Humanities Department, one of four departments within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, is focused on excellence in research and teaching, and is strongly committed to outward-facing work, as reflected in community engagement and knowledge exchange with a range of partners. Our Department brings together 70 academic staff and 800 students in American Studies, History, Music, English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing. Undergraduate students in American Studies and History come to us with the highest average entry qualifications for these subjects across the modern university sector. We are part of the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership, working with universities from the North East of England and Northern Ireland. Within our Institute for the Humanities there is already a vibrant community of post-doctoral fellows and we have significant success in supporting early career fellows.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Julian Wright, Head of Humanities,

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