Job: Associate Professor (or Professor) of African History

University of Oxford

Grade 36: £46,336 - £62,219 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) in African History from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be made in association with a Fellowship at St Cross College. The salary will be in the range £46,336 - £62,219 p.a. (additional salary of £2,700 p.a. will apply if the title of Professor is awarded).

You will have research and teaching expertise in any area of sub-Saharan African History from 1750 to 2000. You will conduct advanced research, give lectures, classes and tutorials, supervise, support and examine students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and undertake administrative duties for both the Faculty and College. You will also play a strategic role in developing research programmes in African History and actively participate in the work of the Oxford Global History Centre.

You will have a doctorate in a relevant field, significant postdoctoral research and teaching experience and a recognised academic track record in African History post-1750. You will have the ability to educate and inspire graduate and undergraduate students, and sufficiently wide historical interests to contribute effectively to the long-term development of the study of African History at Oxford. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

All applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 22 January 2018.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Further information: Job announcement (link)