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Professor/Reader in History

University of Strathclyde

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £59,828 to £63,463
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd September 2019
Closes: 6th October 2019
Job Ref: 247249

Strathclyde Global Talent Programme

Hours: Full-time (flexible working considered)

Contract type: Open ended

Placed on: Monday 2 September 2019

Closes: Sunday 6 October 2019

Salary Range: Reader: £59,828 - £63,463           Professor: Competitive Professorial package commensurate with profile and experience.

Who we are

Be bold. Be innovative. Be a ‘Strathclyder’.

We are the University of Strathclyde. Our vision is bold and ground breaking, placing us amongst the world’s leading international technological universities. We are vibrant, dynamic and passionate about solving the challenges facing society and industry through our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange with global partners.

We are seeking to appoint extraordinary Professors/Readers who align with our strategic priorities.

For more information visit the Strathclyde Global Talent Programme Website: or email

Our school

The School of Humanities wishes to appoint a Chair in International History (post-1600) within one of the following areas:

  1. Scotland and the World
  2. The Americas
  3. Non-European Global History

The successful candidate will be able to contribute to one or more of History’s key areas of strength in research and teaching, which include Diplomatic History, International Relations, Oral History, Gender History, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, and the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. The Scottish Oral History Centre and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare are based in Humanities, and History contributes to interdisciplinary work in the School and Faculty on Gender Studies, Literature and History, and Diplomacy and International Security.

We are seeking an appointee who will develop the existing national and international reputation of History at Strathclyde, through outstanding research, knowledge exchange, teaching, and leadership, including external funding awards and postgraduate recruitment. The successful candidate will help to shape and lead new strategic initiatives in History, and in the School of Humanities.

The opportunity

We would love to hear from you if you have an internationally recognised research portfolio in this area, are publishing in leading international journals, are actively pursuing funding whilst building impactful collaborative links with industrial and business partners and if you have a passion for leading on teaching and learning.  In keeping with our commitment to equality and diversity, we encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those who can support our Athena SWAN activity, which inspires the advancement and representation of women in higher education. 

You’ll be rewarded with:

  • A generous remuneration package, with notable additional financial and non-financial benefits including pension and (where appropriate) a contribution towards relocation costs;
  • Excellent start-up support; and
  • Regular career review, with the opportunity to receive additional remuneration in recognition of outstanding contribution.

For further details and to apply to be a ‘Strathclyder’ in History, impress us with your research plan here.

Closing date: Sunday 6 October 2019

In your application, please indicate at which level you wish your application to be considered: Professor, Reader or both.

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