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Chair in Modern British History (T&R)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-020310

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/12/2022

Salary: Non-Clinical Professorial pay scale, competitive salary

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: History

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: Permanent

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a full-time chair post in Modern British History within the Department of History, tenable from 4/9/2023.

This key appointment will provide strategic leadership and vision in a highly successful Department ranked 5th in REF 2021 (GPA 3.5) which has a profile of nearly fifty internationally acclaimed researchers and teachers and a strong record of attracting external research funding. The new chair will play a critical role in the development of Modern British History nationally and globally, as well as within the Faculty of Humanities at Manchester. The successful applicant will be an outstanding researcher with considerable experience of teaching and supervision and will join a department with a thriving community of postdoctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Applications are sought from candidates who have a proven international reputation in any area of the cultural, political, social and economic history of modern Britain and its relationship to the wider world. Candidates with expertise in any area of Modern British History are encouraged to apply but we particularly welcome applications that map onto one or more of the following History research groups: Race, Roots and Resistance; the Centre for the Cultural History of War; Embodied Emotions; Politics, Institutions and Policy.

The University of Manchester is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. Women and people of BAME heritage are under-represented among the staff at Manchester and female and BAME candidates are especially encouraged to apply.  

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered           

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, or accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Anindita Ghosh, Head of History


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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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