Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellowship in Global (African) History (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
June 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024-£44,263
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Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellowship in Global

(African) History (Fixed Term)

The Faculty of History and Lucy Cavendish College invite applications for a three-year fixed term Fellowship, as part of the Isaac Newton Trust's Academic Career Development Fellowship programme. This is the ideal role for an Early Career Researcher and we are looking for a candidate who holds a PhD or has recently submitted their dissertation for such a qualification. It is expected that candidates will have fewer than 3 years' experience post-PhD/equivalent, exclusive of any career breaks.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support and maintain the Collegiate University's international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The Fellow will develop an independent research profile, carrying out research at a similar level to that undertaken by lecturing staff which will provide substantial scope for originality, interpretation and presentation of results. The Fellow will develop a portfolio of skills in teaching at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels, including a mix of supervisions, seminars and lectures as part of their overall contribution to the Faculty and College.

The Fellow will contribute to research and teaching within History, specialising in Global (African) History. For one third of their time, the Fellow will develop and pursue their own research projects within this broad subject area. They will also take on a teaching load across undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes in the Faculty, as appropriate to their area of specialism. At the undergraduate level, the Fellow will be expected to contribute to teaching, depending on their own field of expertise.

For one third of their time, the Fellow will contribute to College teaching (supervision) at Lucy Cavendish College in relevant undergraduate papers, if they are taken by their students, or use their required hours of teaching to trade with other Colleges in order to secure supervision for their students. This would include the paper "Introduction to Historical Thinking," which is taught solely within Colleges. They would also be expected to act as Director of Studies for students in at least one year of the History and joint History Triposes. The successful candidate will become a Fellow of the College, which will include trustee duties.

We are looking for a candidate with expertise in Global History research and a focus on African History. You should have a good record of publications, conference presentations, grants and research experience and be keen to continually update your specialist knowledge via continuous professional development.

You should have the ability to build relationships and engage with diverse external audiences, stakeholders and students. In particular you should show empathy with students and be able to teach at both UG and PG level. You should be able be able to lead a team of supervisors and be prepared to complete the necessary HR training for the role as Fellow, DoS and Supervisor.

More information about the Faculty of History can be found here: www.

More information about Lucy Cavendish College can be found here: www.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries about the role should be directed to Professor Mary Laven, Chair of the Faculty, [email protected]

For questions regarding the application process, please email [email protected]

Please quote reference JJ41621 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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    10 May 2024

    Closing date

    2 June 2024

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