Closing date 6th March 2013
Professor of History,
School of History,
University of Kent.
The School of History is seeking to appoint a Professor of History to enhance its exceptionally strong research profile. Applications from specialists in any field of History are welcome, with the successful candidate either enhancing existing areas of expertise or bringing a vision for the establishment of a new area for the School. The new Professor will make an outstanding research contribution, generate significant grant income, further develop postgraduate provision and build on the School’s existing strengths by providing leadership in helping to guide its future strategic development. The School is also keen to develop further its research networks and knowledge exchange activities, and would particularly welcome applications from candidates with extensive networks outside the HE sector.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in any area of history and a sustained record of international excellence in research. The publication and possession of research outcomes of 3* or 4* quality for submission to REF 2014 are essential. The successful candidate will also have a sustained and demonstrable record of excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision, with a successful record of postgraduate supervision at doctoral level.
For further and full criteria please refer to the attached job specification.
The School of History at the University of Kent is dedicated to excellence in research, learning and teaching and is recognised as one of the leading history departments in the country. The School contains twenty-four full-time academic staff, half of whom have been appointed since 2001, and there are plans for a significant expansion of the School, with four further lectureships and a Professorship to be advertised shortly. In the RAE 2008 rankings, the School of History achieved an overall position of second equal (out of 83 History departments nationwide). The RAE History Panel rated as ‘outstanding’ the department’s research income and its deployment, the research structure and strategy, and support afforded both to established and the numerous early career staff. The School plays host to a vibrant research and teaching culture, exemplified by a full programme of research seminars and major lectures (such as the annual Anselm lecture) which regularly draw in scholars from both the UK and abroad.
Full information about the School can be found at: www.kent.ac.uk/history
Start date for applications: 30 Jan 2013
Closing date for applications: 6 Mar 2013
Interviews are to be held: 4 Apr 2013
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