This position will be a member of the Department of History, and hosted by the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity.
The University of York is one of the finest institutions in Europe for the advanced study of History, combining ground-breaking research with teaching programmes of incredible chronological breadth and geographic and thematic scope. The Department of History is one of the largest in the UK, with over 45 academic staff, 900 single and combined honours undergraduate students, and more than 150 postgraduate students. The Department has been awarded a Bronze Athena Swan award.
The Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) placed the Department second overall for research performance, as well as in the top 10 for both the quality of its outputs and the impact of its research outside academia. The Department is ranked 6th for History in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2020 and is ranked 7th in the UK in the Times Good University Guide 2019. The current Head of Department is Professor Lawrence Black.
The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity is home to a community of academics, researchers and postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines, all working on different aspects of how human activity impacts on Earth. As such it is a dynamic environment where you will be able to explore your research topic with input from a host of intellectual perspectives through day to day interactions as well as dedicated regular interdisciplinary activities such as seminars, workshops and meetings. You will also be able to engage with visiting academics from our partner institutes.
Key responsibilities include:
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
The interview is likely to be on 29 January 2019.
This post is available on a fixed term basis for 3 years.
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