Professor: Competitive Salary          Associate Professor: £49,772 – £55,998

Northumbria University is a thriving, research-rich university with a global reputation for academic excellence and a clear and ambitious vision. The University was the UK’s largest riser in research power in REF 2014. The Department of Humanities made a significant contribution to that rise, including through its History submission, which saw History’s combined total of 3* and 4* research at 77.1 per cent. The University also has the highest level of student entry qualifications of any modern university, in addition to exceptionally strong student satisfaction rates in History (100% satisfaction in History & Politics, and  99% in Single Honours History in the last NSS). We are also persuing high-performing collaborations and partnerships at home and overseas for research and impact purposes.

History is part of the Department of Humanities, which is also the home of the Institute of Humanitites, as well as the Humanities Multidisciplinary Research Theme (MDRT). The Humanities MDRT brings together research-active staff from the disciplines of Art History, American Studies, Creative Writing, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, Media Studies and History. We are particularly interested in political formation and identity; cultures of memory, commemoration and heritage; impulses towards settlement and diaspora; forms of artistic and creative expression; and responses to natural and built environments.

The University is seeking to support its strength in History with the appointment of a Professor/Associate Professor in History. We invite applications from outstanding academic leaders with an international research profile in History and are interested in applications from historians focusing on the period post-1500 (themes/geographies open). The appointee will lead, grow and develop the research profile of History at Northumbria, in line with our REF success and the University Vision. You will make a strong personal contribution to the academic profile of the Department and Faculty through your contribution to research, impact and teaching. Your ability to think and act strategically, adapting to the changing external environment, is key to success in this role. A successful record of leadership in research is essential.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Julian Wright, Professor in History and Head of Department of Humanities, at

For more information and to apply please visit

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date: 11 September 2017