Job Description

The University of London 

The University of London is a leading UK provider of distance and digital education internationally, offering programmes to 45,000 students in 190 countries around the world. Although proudly rooted in London, our community and impact are global. We are a national leader in the humanities, and we promote their value to society and the economy through knowledge creation and exchange.

Our passion for increasing access to education and mobilising the collective power and expertise of the federation is central to our ability to transform lives around the world and address the global challenges of the future.

The School of Advanced Study  

The School of Advanced Study is a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence in the promotion and facilitation of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We comprise eight research institutes as well as centres in Digital Humanities and Public Engagement and four recognised specialist research libraries. The School provides a national research training portfolio for humanities researchers at all stages of their career.

The Institute of Historical Research 

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is one of the eight member institutes of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and is a national home for history and historians. We champion the value and importance of history both in public life and as a discipline. We build bridges between history-curious publics, history-active communities, history-focused practitioners, and history-trained academics. We nurture and support future and existing generations of historian, and provide bespoke training for all career stages. Our intellectual infrastructure of seminars and events is open to all; our outstanding library collections and innovative digital resources support new and existing research projects. Our Centre for the History of People, Place and Community and our History & Policy network provide a national focus for collaborative research and knowledge exchange. The Institute is an open and inclusive space where difficult pasts can be explored and challenging questions addressed. We are a diverse community where all those interested in the past can speak, be heard, and connect with each other.

The Role

The postholder will work under the direction of the Director of the Institute of Historical Research to support the School’s national mission of promoting and facilitating researcher training in the field of History and related disciplines. More generally they will work with academic leads to develop the School’s short course portfolio, facilitating cross-Institute/department collaboration and the launch of new courses and seasonal schools, both online and in-person.

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application and CV (by clicking ‘apply now’ at the top of this page) before the closing date on Friday 20th October 2023

The University currently operates a Hybrid Working framework involving a mix of working remotely and in the office. Typically, the majority of employees will be able to agree to work remotely for up to 60% of their working week, role dependent, however will be required to attend on specific days for training or team meetings

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented at all levels within the University. All appointments will be made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description. 

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.

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