DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor in the History of Southern Africa

Location
Durham, England
Posted
16 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2017
Ref
HIST18-1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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 of Africanist historians.  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 southern Africa, you will help to develop and extend our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and share your enthusiasm through exceptional teaching. 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.

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You’ll need

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in the history of southern Africa or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress).
  • The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students.
  • To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability attain fellowship of the HEA.
  • Confident 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.