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Open rank position in the History of Africa

SOAS University of London - School of History, Religions and Philosophies

Location: London
Salary: £45,765.50 - £67,284.50 (Inc. LA)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd November 2021
Closes: 30th January 2022
Job Ref: SOAS0183

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(Salary is dependent on skills and experience; appointments are usually made at the lower end of the scale)

Location: Bloomsbury, London (Successful candidate must be based in the UK – for the duration of their contract)

Hours:  35 hours per week

About the role

The School of History, Religions and Philosophies is seeking to make a permanent appointment in the History of Africa. We invite applications from outstanding historians with research expertise in any region or period, but with a wide knowledge of African history.

The successful applicant will be expected to enhance their own research profile as well as take an active part in the Department’s research activities. They will contribute to the Department’s BA and MA programmes, as well as the supervision of doctoral students. We offer a range of thematic as well as regionally specific modules.

The appointment is integral to the Department’s Strategic Plan which seeks to enhance and complement our research and teaching expertise on the histories of race, gender, the environment, migration, diaspora, and the state. We are keen to promote transnational and transregional approaches to teaching and research.

About you

You will need to demonstrate:

  • PhD in History or equivalent
  • Specialist academic expertise in the relevant disciplines
  • Experience with grant applications
  • Proficiency in the languages relevant for their research
  • Ability to teach and supervise students from diverse backgrounds and experience at all levels to a high academic standard.
  • Proven administrative and organisational skills and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Sound time management skills; the ability to plan and to meet deadlines.
  • Well-developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Further Information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Andrea Janku on ak7@soas.ac.uk

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please click the apply button and complete the online application form, including your supporting statement (no more than 2,500 words max) updated CV, two publications and a list of your publications. You can find further information in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities. 

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be Mid February 2022 - tbc (via Video conferencing)

'Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006'

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk 

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We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.

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