Jobs at Goldsmiths

Jobs at Goldsmiths

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Black British History

Department
History
Vacancy Type
Fixed-Term
Contract Length
18 months
Full-Time/Part-Time
Full Time
Interview Date
Thursday 28 February 2019
Contact Details
j.price@gold.ac.uk
Closing Date
07/02/2019
Ref No
8507
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The Department of History at Goldsmiths, University of London is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Black British History to lead and develop the new MA Black British History programme and foster teaching, research and outreach on black British history within the department and beyond. Reporting to the Head of the Department of History, the successful candidate will have excellent teaching skills, good administrative experience, and a strong research profile. Skills and experience in outreach and/or public engagement/impact activities desirable. We welcome applications from suitably qualified scholars with expertise in black British history (any period)

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious historian who has excellent teaching skills, good administrative experience, and a strong research profile. 

You will join our highly motivated and expanding team of staff, who are already collectively engaging in a range of initiatives to promote the vitality of both our research and teaching, with strong and committed support from the senior management of the College and the Research Office. The Department is expanding its range of programmes and the successful candidate will be specifically responsible for developing and leading the new MA Black British History programme and fostering teaching, research and outreach on black British history within the department and beyond. The post is renewable, on a year-by-year basis, subject to satisfactory student recruitment, potentially leading to permanence. 

The Department focuses on early modern, modern, and contemporary history, with specific strengths in political, intellectual and religious history, medical history, military history, the history of identities, and material and visual culture. Goldsmiths has a strong interdisciplinary ethos, with research centres bringing together staff from different disciplines to offer new perspectives and insights. The Department of History hosts the Centre for the Study of the Balkans and, with the Department of Theatre and Performance, co-hosts the Centre for the Body. The Department also runs the world’s only MA Queer History programme and an exciting and engaging range of events around that topic.