Associate Professor (or Professorship) of Environmental History

Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Environmental History post-1750 (Salary £61,706 - £78,947 p.a. (including housing and research allowances) with additional salary of £2,931 if awarded the title of full Professor)

Location: Faculty of History, Broad Street, Oxford and St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Start date: 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

St Anne’s College and the Faculty of History are recruiting an Associate Professor (or Professorship) of Environmental History post-1750 to lead and promote the field of environmental history, and the environmental humanities more generally, within the College, Faculty and Division. We seek a highly motivated, inspirational person who brings fresh perspectives to teaching and study to join our thriving academic communities of historians. As an environmental historian of modern Britain, Europe, and/or their overseas empires, you will have research expertise in environmental history post-1750, and the capacity to teach the subject on both undergraduate and postgraduate papers.

The appointment will be made in association with a tutorial fellowship at St Anne’s College. In the College you will complete a team of three historians, help to manage a lively group of undergraduate and graduate historians, and play a full part in the teaching of History at undergraduate level.

The successful candidate should have a doctorate and an internationally recognisable academic and research track record in Environmental History post-1750, including research knowledge of the subject as it relates to Britain, Europe and/or their overseas empires, appropriate to the career stage and individual circumstances. Also essential is proven ability educate and inspire students and foster a high level of achievement in students, alertness to the welfare needs of students, clear plans for future research, the ability to contribute high-quality publications to the Faculty’s REF submissions, a broad vision and sufficiently wide historical interests to contribute to the development of Environmental History at Oxford, outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to engage with the strategic development of environmental history at Oxford, the ability to build and develop networks, professionalism as a colleague, and computer literacy. Please see the further particulars for a list of the desirable skills we seek in filling this role.

You will be expected to engage in advanced study or research, and give high-quality lectures, classes and tutorials in History at both undergraduate and graduate level. Specifically, at College level, you will be expected to give tutorials on current undergraduate survey papers on British and/or European World history post-1750 to a high level. You will also be expected to contribute to the academic administration of the College and the Faculty. No formal limitation is placed on examining or other work, but it is expected that associate professors will limit their total commitments, and college their demands on them, so that time is available for research.

Further information (including details about how to apply) can be obtained from

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on 12 December 2022.

We would especially like to encourage applications from women and people of colour, who are historically under-represented in Oxford.

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