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Assistant Professor in History


Location:  University Park
Salary:  £39,592 to £54,421 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 08 June 2023
Interview Date:  Monday 10 July 2023
Reference:  ARTS198223

The Department of History is looking to appoint an Assistant Professor with specialist knowledge in the history of Late Medieval/Early Modern Middle East and/or Central Asia. You will have a PhD in history or relevant subject area, with research expertise on social and political networks across the region and related expertise in material culture. Your research interests will be interdisciplinary in nature and may also include a focus on museums and collecting, and public history more broadly. You will deliver teaching across a broad subject area of interest to students in the Departments of both History and Classics & Archaeology.

We want to continue to tackle the underrepresentation of marginalised groups in history – whether in staffing, curriculum, research, the public-face of history or presence in the classroom. So you will be able to demonstrate an ability to make a positive difference to issues of underrepresentation, through your experience, work, ethos, identity, or in some other way.

We believe in an inclusive working environment for all. We are welcoming, supportive and caring, and pride ourselves on our positive community. Diversity is vital to our success and fundamental to our values. We want to raise our performance in producing world-class history for a diverse audience of students and scholars. We are, therefore, particularly keen to receive applications from people currently underrepresented in history, such as those of marginalised genders (e.g. women, non-binary, trans), people with disabling conditions, and people from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds.

You will contribute to an exceptional education for undergraduates and postgraduates in history and make a full contribution to the Department’s research profile and culture. You will be keen to pursue opportunities for impact, public engagement, and interdisciplinarity. You will contribute to administration – in particular, by championing and promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives.

Shortlisting is anonymous: we cannot see any personal data or the 'Additional Information' section in your application until shortlisting is completed. Shortlisting is by criteria-based questions, rather than a CV or letter.

As an Assistant Professor you will be expected to:

  • Conduct individual and/or collaborative research.
  • Establish a national reputation and regularly disseminate research findings through publications, conferences, and other appropriate media.
  • Generate grant income.
  • Contribute to impact, public engagement, and interdisciplinarity.
  • Deliver innovative teaching and curriculum design.
  • Provide curriculum within your area.
  • Contribute positively and proactively to the Department’s teaching culture, especially considering issues of underrepresentation in history.
  • Supervise and examine Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students.
  • Support tutorial groups, developing their knowledge and learning skills.
  • Take a proactive role in the pastoral support of students, dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Be responsible for administrative duties.

This is a permanent, full-time post (36.25 hour), commencing 01/09/2023. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Andrew Cobbing, Head of Department, email:; please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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