The Institute of Historical Research is seeking to appoint an Early Career Lecturer in the field of Urban History (post-1800) for a two year appointment. The appointee will be attached to the Centre for Metropolitan History (CMH), which promotes research on the history of cities, with London a particular focus of its work. It is expected that the successful candidate would be available to start in January 2017.
Institute of Historical Research: Founded in 1921, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is at the centre of the study of academic history. It provides a stimulating research environment for early in career researchers supported by the IHR’s two research centres.
The Centre for Metropolitan History: The Centre undertakes pioneering research projects, which address many aspects of metropolitan history from the medieval period to the present day, and promotes discussion and debate through seminars, workshops and conferences. It also carries out important bibliographical and sourcebased projects to make historical information about London more easily accessible.
The Institute of Historical Research is seeking to appoint an early career* lecturer in the field of Urban History (post-1800) for two years. The appointee will be attached to the Centre for Metropolitan History (CMH), which promotes research on the history of cities, with London a particular focus of its work. The appointee will be expected to attract external funding to support their research. S/he will be expected to play a significant role in enhancing the IHR’s role in research promotion and facilitation through the development of networks and events such as workshops and conferences, and in contributing to research training programmes. The postholder will be expected contribute where appropriate to the supervision of PhD students, as well as relevant masters programmes, but the emphasis of the post is on research facilitation and promotion, rather than teaching.
Candidates should have a track record of excellent research, reflected in publications and other contributions to scholarship, as well as plans for developing new projects. While expertise on the history of London is desirable, applications from candidates with research interests relating to other cities and regions, or who can demonstrate comparative approaches, are welcomed.
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The close date for this role is at midnight on Sunday, 16 October 2016. Interviews are scheduled to take place in November 2016.
Please note we are able to accept international applications (outside of the EEA and EU) for this role. We welcome applications from all candidates.
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