Lecturer in Black British History

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £49,553 p.a.
27 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you someone with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in Black British History? Do you have an excellent research record and a potential for establishing an international reputation? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research–intensive Russell Group University?

The School of History at the University of Leeds brings together a dynamic group of people working on histories of race, ethnicity, empire and diasporic communities across a range of time periods and geographical regions. This breadth of expertise feeds into a diverse undergraduate curriculum, as well as thriving MA and PhD programmes. We furthermore engage actively with the local Leeds community with whom we have a fostered number of partnerships and collaborative projects. We are looking to appoint someone who enhances these existing research strengths and teaching interests.

As Lecturer, you will carry out research, teaching and management within the School, Faculty and University in any aspect of Black British History from the Early Modern to the contemporary period.

You will be able to teach at all levels of the undergraduate programme. You will take the lead in developing new and innovative teaching relating to your research expertise, which may include contributing to a team-taught module in Histories of Black Britain. You will also contribute to relevant MA programmes, which may include the MA in Race and Resistance, the MA in Modern History and the MA in Social and Cultural History. You will supervise research students. You will have a PhD or equivalent relevant experience in History or a cognate discipline, and relevant teaching experience.

We welcome applications from candidates working in any historical field, including cultural, economic, gender, intellectual, military, political, and social history, as well as transnational and interdisciplinary approaches.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Andrea Major

Tel: +44(0)113 343 1829, email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: School of History
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary: £33,797 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time: 100%
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Closing Date: Tuesday 01 September 2020
Reference: AHCHI1028
Downloads: Candidate Brief