CfA: Associate Professorship / Professorship in Black British History c.1900-Present

Call for applications, deadline 14 December 2020

The Queen’s College and the Faculty of History are seeking to recruit an Associate Professor or Professor in Black British History, with a Tutorial Fellowship (the Brittenden Fellowship), to start from 1 October 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.   This is a permanent position after an initial probation. We welcome applications from candidates at all career stages, provided they have a doctorate.

The Queen’s College and the Faculty of History are committed to fostering equality, diversity and inclusiveness. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled people, and people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the College’s and Faculty’s academic staff.

Candidates should have research interests in the cultural, social or political history of people of African and/or Caribbean descent in Britain and/or Ireland.  These interests may also range more broadly in time and/or include a focus on the interaction between Britain and the Caribbean, the Atlantic, and the African diaspora more widely.  Candidates will also have an interest in building outwards from their knowledge to provide both survey teaching in modern British Isles, European and World History and a small number of more specialised options in (for example) the history of specific Black British communities, the history of ethnicity and race, histories of migration and empire, anti-colonialism and post-colonialism, activism, identity and social memory.  The search panel welcomes applications from candidates with backgrounds in subjects other than History, such as Geography, Cultural Studies and Sociology, provided they can demonstrate competence in both research activity and teaching related to Black British History. The postholder will join a thriving community of twentieth-century historians, including several colleagues interested in race and the legacies of empire.

In making this appointment, the College and the University share the goal of developing and strengthening the teaching and research capacities and capabilities of both the College and the History Faculty in this field. While modern British History has long held a distinctive place in the History Faculty at Oxford, both the College and the Faculty see the Brittenden Fellowship in Black British History as an important step in our ongoing commitment to diversity, both within and beyond the syllabus.

As a Tutorial Fellow of the College the postholder will have joint primary responsibility for the provision of History teaching to students at Queen’s, will share in the admission and pastoral care of students studying for degrees involving History, and will contribute to the governance of the College as a member of the Governing Body.

Salary and Allowances:

Combined University and College salary: £48,114 to £64,605 per annum, plus substantial additional benefits including a housing allowance of £14,198 p.a.  An additional allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Professor.  The post also provides access to a housing loan or the right to occupy housing owned by the College, a College research allowance of £3,130 p.a., access to private medical insurance scheme, and an allowance for additional guidance and welfare responsibilities to students of £3,182 p.a. after the first year in post.

The College will provide a non-residential study/office on the main site in central Oxford. The post also carries full membership of the College’s Senior Common Room with the right to lunch and dine free of charge.

Closing Date: Noon, Monday 14th December 2020

The interview process will take place online on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th January 2021

Further Particulars

Further details about the role and apply online