Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese History (19th and/or 20th Century) (Grades 7 and 8)

Durham University

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 and evolving group in Chinese and East Asian history. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University’s important library and archival holdings in the field - including the Oriental Museum, which boasts more than 10,000 objects in its Chinese collections - you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about the history of China in the 19th or 20th century, you will share your enthusiasm through exceptional research-led 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 19th or 20th century Chinese history or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress).
  • The ability to produce world-class research into Chinese political, social or cultural history, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • Proof that you have contributed to research groups and can mentor early career researchers.
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students.
  • Willingness 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.

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

Closing date: 15 January 2018 at midday

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