UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Professor/Reader in Reformation History

Location
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Posted
11 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

SCHOOL OF DIVINITY, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY

PROFESSOR/READER IN REFORMATION HISTORY

REF NO:  DHP076A 


A rare opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Reader/Chair in Reformation History within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. This post is part of a university-wide investment in 50 key strategic positions. 

The main purpose of this role is to enhance the flourishing research and teaching culture in Divinity. This will be fulfilled by developing Divinity’s provision in Ecclesiastical History with a particular research focus in Reformation History. The role will involve developing Ecclesiastical History’s profile as an island of research excellence within Aberdeen’s Divinity Department, and securing an outstanding REF outcome. The reader or chair will contribute to the teaching of Ecclesiastical History and the History of Theology at undergraduate and taught post-graduate levels, and will attract significant numbers of PhD students in Reformation Studies. You will work closely with colleagues in cognate sub-disciplines in Divinity. 

The successful applicant will be expected to provide the highest standards of research and academic leadership and should therefore already have an internationally recognised record in independent research as well as relevant qualifications and experience.    

A competitive remuneration package will be available for exceptional candidates considered at Professorial level. For appointments made at Reader level, salary will be paid at the appropriate point on Grade 8 of the University Salary Scale (£51,630 - £58,089 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

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Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 May 2019.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact 
Dr Paula Sweeney, Head of School

01224 272357

p.sweeney@abdn.ac.uk 

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Sweeney. 

Please quote reference number DHP076A on all correspondence.