Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham

Birmingham Fellow (History and Cultures)- 51931

University of Birmingham

Application deadline: 25th April 2016

Job Purpose

This fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to join the School of History and Cultures. We seek to appoint a scholar working on any aspect of imperial, global or transnational history from the ancient to the late modern period. Within these broad temporal parameters, we are particular interested in early-career scholars whose work complements our existing strengths and falls within one or more of the School’s key research themes: war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; material culture; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures. The successful candidate will be joining an exceptionally lively and supportive research environment, and a community of scholars dedicated to excellence.

The Birmingham Fellows will have 5 years with protected time for high-quality research. This will allow outstanding, high potential, early-career researchers of any age to establish themselves as rounded academics who will go on to make a full and excellent contribution to research, teaching and academic citizenship. Birmingham Fellows will also develop their teaching experience, including PhD supervision, increasing up to a normal teaching load by the fifth year of the Fellowship. Fellows will not be expected to contribute substantively to academic administration during the term of their Fellowship.

Person Specification

Candidates should be on a trajectory to become principal investigators and research leaders in their field of expertise, demonstrating:

Skills and Experience
• Awarded a PhD or equivalent terminal degree at the point of application
• Extensive and successful research experience and scholarship within subject specialism.
• Proven ability to devise, advise on, and manage research.

• Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation within their discipline
• A publication record must be such that there is already clear evidence of outputs that are at least internationally excellent (REF 3* quality), if not world-leading (REF 4* quality), in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
• Experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results.
• Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods.

Ability to
• Design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes.
• Develop learning and teaching approaches, including approaches to mentoring
• Develop programme proposals and decide what contributions to make to the design of teaching programmes
• Advise, supervise and examine PhD students

• Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
• Understanding of, and ability to contribute to, broader management/administration processes at School/Departmental level

For more information on Birmingham Fellow, click here. To apply, click here.


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