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The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology is seeking a candidate to support in a bid for a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Applications for UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships are now open.

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology (part of the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London) is seeking a candidate to support in a bid for a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship:   

These prestigious awards provide postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to undertake a significant project of original research over four years, leading to a position in the department. We are keen to build upon our past success in this scheme by selecting an outstanding candidate with expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Black History
  • Transatlantic or Indian Ocean histories (including of the coastal regions and nations)
  • Comparative colonial history
  • Histories of race and racialisation.

If successful, the fellowship holder will primarily focus on their own research in the UKRI-funded period but will also have the opportunity to develop and teach advanced BA and/or MA modules in their field of expertise, as well as contributing to team-taught courses. They will have a developing role in shaping the department’s diversity and inclusion strategy, including work on a new masters programme.

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck has a long and distinguished record as a centre of research and teaching excellence and a longstanding commitment to research-led teaching. HCA is one of the top History departments in the UK, ranked 7th out of 83 in REF 2014 (Times Higher Education research intensity table), with 85% of its research portfolio deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. For further information, please visit the Department website.  

Eligible candidates should submit a CV, covering letter, and 600-word outline proposal by Monday 16th November to .

The successful candidate will be informed on Friday 20th November and the department will then support them in developing their outline application for submission to the UKRI by Thursday 10th December.

Candidates should check their eligibility for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship before submitting their application to Birkbeck.  

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