Post-doctoral Fellow in North American History since 1607

Reference Number: 128/13
Department: School of Advanced Study
Salary: From £35,364 pa inc LW
Contract Type: 2 Year Fixed-Term Contract
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Closing Date: 27 January 2014


Applications are invited for a 2 year post-doctoral teaching fellowship in North American History. The appointee will contribute to the teaching programmes of the Institute of Historical Research, undertake research for publication and lead on a major survey of the holdings on North American history (including the pre-1776 history of Colonial British North America)in the library of the Institute of Historical Research and across other Senate House institutes and libraries with the aim of promoting and facilitating their use and identifying resources for digitisation.

A key aspect of the role will be to identify potential funding opportunities for development of these library collections, and to manage the process of grant applications.. In addition, the appointee will engage in the promotion of the collections by attending appropriate events, using social media and visiting relevant history departments.

The postholder will report to the Director of the IHR.


The successful applicant will have a PhD (or be demonstrably close to completion) in North American history including the history of pre-1776 British Colonial North America, supported by significant experience in the use of library resources and in engaging in networks particularly those which bridge the communities of Atlantic, American and European scholars.

Awareness of current digital technologies in relation to the humanities is necessary for this post.

About The Department

The Institute of Historical Research is one of ten member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study, part of the University of London. Founded in 1921 , the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is an important resource and meeting place for researchers from all over the world and has one of the largest libraries of printed primary sources for historical study in the UK.

Further Information

To apply, please submit a letter of application and a full curriculum vitae, including particulars of qualifications and employment history. Also, please ensure that you provide us with the names and contact details of three referees who may be contacted immediately.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is on Monday, 27 January 2014.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in the week commencing 17 February 2014.

For additional information about the role(s) please download the further particulars below.

Post-doctoral Fellow in North American History since 1607 FP.pdf

Published on: 
17 Dec 2013