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Anniversary Lectureships

Posted on 29 February 2012

New job opportunities in the Department of History

In less than 50 years, the University of York has become one of the leading universities in the UK, with an excellent reputation for teaching and research. Virtually all of our research is internationally recognised and we earned over £50 million of research income last year.

Following the success of our recent 50th Anniversary Chair and Reader appointments, the University intends to create up to twenty new Anniversary Research Lectureships. These posts are aimed at providing outstanding post-doctoral researchers with an opportunity for an extended period of research and a permanent career path.

Anniversary Research Lecturers will spend a three year period establishing a strong personal research profile, followed by a transfer to an established academic post, comprising teaching and research.

Candidates in History

The Department of History has a preference for candidates who will enhance the department’s strong track record in public engagement with the past and public history, broadly defined. All periods will be considered, but candidates will be expected to demonstrate potential in one or more of the following areas:

  • Generating research grant income and collaborative doctoral awards
  • Building our partnerships in the City of York and with national stake-holders
  • Developing our expertise in the digital humanities
  • Developing student internships and employability
  • Undertaking research that is of the highest international standard

Application Deadline: 22 March 2012

For more information, and to apply please visit: