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Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for a permanent Assistant Professorship in Non-Western History of the Sciences before 1900, to start on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Responsibilities will include contributing to all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching, assessing graduate applications and student funding applications, supervising, and examining, leading research activities in the history of science before 1900, and various administrative duties for the Department.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and have an outstanding record of excellence in teaching, research, and publication in the history of science beyond the West and before the twentieth century. An ability to work in non-European languages is desirable. The Department offers an exceptionally stimulating and supportive interdisciplinary research environment and the opportunity to develop undergraduate and graduate teaching in the post-holder's areas of expertise.

The University joined the Advance HE's Race Equality Charter in 2016 and received the REC Bronze award in November 2019. Women and candidates from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic background are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

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Applicants can upload a maximum of 3 three documents. These should be arranged as follows:

1.) Cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document; Please include weblinks or DOIs for your publications, where possible; 2.) Details of teaching experience and research interests, 3.) Three samples of recent work. If you are unable to upload your work samples, please email these as attachments to, ensuring that you include your surname and the job reference in the email subject line and in the file names.

References: Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of longlisted candidates directly (unless you advise otherwise). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role.

Longlisting: early January 2022 Informal meetings and interviews: February 2022

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Any further queries regarding this position can be addressed to Please quote reference JN28955 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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