DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Professor in US History

Location
Durham (GB)
Posted
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2017
Ref
HIST18-2
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Professor in US History (Grade 10)

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us:
Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.  The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.

The role: 
Based in one of the UK’s leading centres for the study of history, you will make an important contribution to the development of a dynamic research culture, building on the expertise of a strong group in American history. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University’s important library and archival holdings in the field, you will carry out and publish excellent and original research.  Passionate about the history of America, you will share your enthusiasm through exceptional teaching. Crucially, you will take a leading role in developing the department and its reputation - from securing external research funding, to developing interdisciplinary centres and participating in management roles.  At Durham, you will benefit from a strong commitment to intra- and inter-disciplinary research, and from the resources of a host of specialist Research Institutes and Centres. You will also enjoy the advantages of a mentoring scheme to develop you as a historian, teacher and leader in the discipline and beyond.

You’ll need:

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in US History or a related subject.
  • The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • Proof that you have led national or international research groups and networks, mentoring early career researchers and making an internationally recognised contribution to the development of research fields.
  • A track record of contributing significantly to the development of PhD programmes and the supervision of PhD students.
  • The ability to develop and lead successful research project or fellowship proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality and distinctive teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with HEA (or equivalent) status.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

How to apply:
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

We encourage potential applicants to come and see us at the AHA annual meeting in Washington, 4-7 January 2018.