Assistant Professor in Black British History since 1700
Job title: Assistant Professor in Black British History since 1700
Vacancy reference: HIST21-61
Responsible to: Head of Department
Grade: Grade 7 – Grade 8
Salary Range: £33,797 - £49,553
Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
Open date: 08 January 2021
Closing date: 08 February 2021 at midnight
Preferred start date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1 September 2021
The Department of History at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from those with a strong track record of research and teaching in the field of Black British history in any period since 1700. We are taking an expansive view of Black British History inclusive of (but not limited to) the histories of African, Afro-Caribbean and Asian communities within the UK, of the Black Atlantic, and of African diasporas in the British Caribbean Islands. We are particularly eager to hear from applicants who share our commitment to decolonising the curriculum.
Following recent expansion, Durham University History Department is now one of the largest centres in the UK for the study of History. We are consistently ranked amongst the top departments in the country by the Complete University Guide, the Times and Sunday Times, and the Guardian University Guide. We place research at the very heart of our varied undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, inducting our students into a community of historians from the outset. Our research expertise and teaching provision extend from the early Middle Ages to the present day, and we are home to scholars of Europe (including the British Isles), Africa, East Asia, South Asia and the United States of America and of social, cultural, political, economic, religious, environmental and gender history. We believe that this chronological range and breadth opens up possibilities of transnational, transhistorical and comparative work that tends to be the hallmark of ground-breaking research in our discipline. As a group of researchers, we are alive to the fact that historical questions constantly evolve, and we are committed to developing the intra-and inter-disciplinary breadth to respond to, initiate and shape the discipline and scholarship more broadly defined. This brings us together as historians and makes Durham an exciting place to work, research, and study.
Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of Black British history since 1700, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.