|Salary:||£44,414 to £52,841 with potential progression once in post to £59,450. Grade 8.|
|Placed On:||28th March 2023|
|Closes:||18th April 2023|
This appointment offers an exciting opportunity to join the Department of History in the School of History and Cultures at Birmingham. The department has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching. In REF 2021 History was again ranked in the top ten nationally, with high-calibre research publications as well as strong impact beyond the academy. The appointee will also benefit from interdisciplinary engagement across and beyond the School, particularly through the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures and our various research centres.
We seek a specialist to consolidate and develop our research and teaching in Black and Asian British history. We would especially welcome applicants with existing research focus on the long 19th century–early 20th century and on the Midlands region, including histories of the British Empire and the British World writ large. We particularly invite applications from historians whose research directly links with the Department’s established strengths in social and cultural history, including histories of identities, gender and sexuality, family history, histories of communities, migration and diaspora, memory, and material culture.
This appointment reflects the department’s identification of modern British history and histories of race as priority areas across our core activities of education, research, impact and public engagement. The successful candidate will be expected to support and enhance our teaching provision in these areas. In the first year the appointee will teach the first-year module Practising History and the second-year optional module: There is Black in the Union Jack: Black and South Asian British Histories. Other teaching is likely to include contributions to the following modules and programmes: The Making of the Contemporary World: Modern History c.1800 to the Present; Africa and its Diasporas; Group Research; MA in History (e.g. New Directions in Modern British Studies) and the MA in West Midlands History.
In subsequent years, the successful candidate will be supported to design and deliver undergraduate and graduate optional modules to reflect their own specialisms as well as participating in compulsory and team-taught modules and acting as doctoral and postdoctoral supervisor/mentor.
Informal enquires can be made to Dr Tara Hamling, Head of the Department of History: firstname.lastname@example.org
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