Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships in History, Classics and Archaeology

Birkbeck, University of London

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology (part of the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London) invites applications for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships. These prestigious awards provide postdoctoral reseachers with an opportunity to undertake a significant project of original research and to progress their academic career. The fellowships are for three years and are based upon a matched funding agreement between the Trust and the host institution. Birkbeck is keen to build upon its past success with this scheme by selecting outstanding candidates to support for the 2016-17 call.

Birkbeck will sponsor one exceptional candidate with expertise in any field of nineteenth- and twentieth-century continental European history. In addition, we hope to support at least one other exceptional applicant in any field of history, classics or archaeology. If successful, the fellowship holder(s) will carry out their own research project and also have the opportunity to develop and teach advanced BA and/or MA option modules in their field of expertise, as well as contributing to team-taught introductory courses where appropriate.

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck has a long and distinguished record as a centre of research and teaching excellence and a longstanding commitment to research-led teaching. HCA is one of the top History departments in the UK, ranked 7th out of 83 in REF 2014 (Times Higher Education research intensity table), with 85% of its research portfolio deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. For further information about the Department, please visit http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/

Potential candidates must contact their preferred mentor in the first instance, ideally no later than 2nd December 2016. Candidates should work with their mentor to prepare the short pro-forma application (available, along with details of the application procedure, at  http://www.bbk.ac.uk/staff-information/research/early-career-researchers) and this should be returned to researchgrants@bbk.ac.uk by 13th January 2017.

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