GTA in Historical Studies

The School of Historical Studies is pleased to offer a Graduate Teaching Assistantship for October 2013 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. This post will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for four years (October 2013 - September 2017) and include an annual maintenance grant and salary.

The successful applicant will conduct research towards a PhD project of her/his own design, within the broad area of the History of Empire(s), c. 1400-1960. We seek applications from students interested in working on aspects of the history of the British, European (inc. Russian), or non-European Empires. This might include a study of a specific imperial/colonial context, or the relationship between metropole(s) and colony(ies.) The candidate will not be expected to cover the whole period 1400-1960, but their study should fall within that timeframe.

The University of Leicester has a long tradition of research in imperial and colonial history. Current experts in the School of Historical Studies include: Professor Clare Anderson (Indian Ocean); Dr Bernard Attard (world economy); Dr Prashant Kidambi (India); Zoe Knox (Russia); Dr Toby Lincoln (China); Dr Eliza Riedi (South Africa); Dr Deborah Toner (Latin America); and they supervise a number of doctoral students in the broad field of global, imperial, and extra-European history. This research feeds into a larger interest in colonial/postcolonial research across the University, among colleagues in English, Archaeology, Geography, Museum Studies, and Sociology.

Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in history or a relevant discipline and meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements. It is expected that applicants will have a relevant Masters degree with merit or distinction or be able to show evidence that they will achieve this before October 2013.

This post is only available to applicants who are eligible to pay the UK/EU tuition fee - i.e., those who are permanently resident in the UK or another EU country.

The post is for full-time study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2013.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 8th March 2013

28 Nov 2012