Job offer in england Professor in Modern British History at Durham University

Job Title: Professor in Modern British History

Department: History

Responsible to: Head of Department

Grade: Grade 10

Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares

Salary Range: Grade 10 Competitive salary based on our professorial Pay Scales (starting at £63,464 and going considerably higher based on experience)

Closing Date: 09 January 2019 at 12pm midday

Start Date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1 October 2019

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 historians of Modern British 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 Modern British History, 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.

You’ll need:

  • A good first degree, complemented by a PhD in Modern British History or a related subject.
  • The proven 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 recognized 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 proven ability 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 HEA or the ability to attain the rank of Principal Fellow of HEA (or equivalent) status.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.


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