Durham University, Department of History
Assistant Professor in the History of Science and/or Technology
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Job Title: Assistant Professor in the History of Science and/or Technology (HIST19-55)
Department: Department of History
Responsible to: Head of Department
Grade: Grade 7 – Grade 8
Working Arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
Salary Range: £33,199 - £48,676
Closing Date: 14 January 2019 at midday
Start Date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1 October 2019
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 cluster of historians with interests in the history of science and/or technology. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University and region’s important resources in the field, you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about the history of science and/or technology, you will help to develop and extend our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and share your enthusiasm through exceptional 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.
- A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in the history of science and/or technology or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress).
- The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
- The confidence to supervise PhD students.
- To be willing 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.
The department will have a presence at the AHA conference in Chicago. While we will not conduct interviews, we are available for informal conversations. Potential applicants attending the AHA can get in touch with Prof Kay Schiller (Kay.Schiller@durham.ac.uk).
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