Chair in Early Modern History

Job Reference : HUM-09900
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 02/06/2017
Salary : Professorial scale - competitive
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : History
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available from 01/09/2017

Salary: professorial salaries are in line with those at other Russell Group institutions.

Applications are invited for the post of Chair in Early Modern History at the University of Manchester. Candidates with interests in any area of Early Modern History are encouraged to apply.

Early modern expertise at Manchester stretches from the late medieval Mediterranean to the eighteenth-century British Isles and China with staff making original contributions to global and economic histories, environmental history, social and cultural history, material culture, and history of emotions scholarship. Early modern history at Manchester is distinguished for its engagement with the city’s world-class cultural and research collections, including the John Rylands Library, Whitworth Art Gallery, and Chethams Library. These resources, combined with our staff expertise, enrich our research, public engagement and impact activities and they continue to attract large numbers of high-quality PhD students.

History forms part of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, in the Faculty of Humanities. In REF 2014, History outputs were placed joint 4th nationally. Manchester historians have a strong record of attracting external research funding and currently direct or participate in several major ESRC and AHRC projects, as well as receiving income from such funding bodies as the Leverhulme Trust.

We seek an outstanding scholar with strong leadership skills, a clear sense of strategy, and a collegial approach.

You will have an outstanding record of academic publication in Early Modern History, compatible with inclusion in our submission to REF 2021. You are expected to have a proven track record in attracting external sources of research funding, providing research leadership and have a clear plan for future grant applications.

You will contribute to existing undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including the MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. These team-taught courses are subject to review and revision at regular intervals in order to incorporate the interests of new staff. At level 3 you will devise and teach a specialist course based on your area of research expertise. Professorial colleagues are expected to undertake administrative and research leadership roles.

A detailed job description and person specification is available on the further particulars link below.

The position is available on a permanent basis from 01 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

As the School is committed to Athena SWAN principles, we welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at this grade. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Julie-Marie Strange


Tel: 0161 275 3085

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Friday 31 March 2017

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Interviews are expected to take place 11-12 July 2017 and will include a research presentation

Further particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.