UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Regius Chair of Humanity

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

DIVINITY, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY

REGIUS CHAIR OF HUMANITY

REF NO: DHP077A

A rare opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Regius Chair of Humanity within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.

The main purpose of this role is to enhance the flourishing research and teaching culture in Divinity and the School more widely. This will be fulfilled by developing Divinity’s provision in Ecclesiastical History with a particular research focus in Patristics. 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 chair will contribute to the teaching of Ecclesiastical History and the History of Theology at undergraduate and taught post-graduate levels (as well as contribute to teaching in other areas of the School as appropriate), and will attract significant numbers of PhD students in Christian Late Antiquity. S/he will work closely with colleagues in cognate sub-disciplines in Divinity, and across the School with colleagues in Philosophy and Art History.

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.

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 DHP077A on all correspondence  

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.