Professorship of Modern History
Worcester College and the Faculty of History are seeking to appoint a historian of Europe in the period since 1750 to the Professorship of Modern History, with effect from 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. European History is understood broadly, by both the History Faculty and Worcester College, and includes within it imperial and transcontinental contexts and global methodologies. The College would be particularly happy to receive applications from candidates who would welcome the opportunity to participate in the College's work on critical pedagogy, addressing issues of racism and colonialism as they manifest in modern curricula.
Worcester College is deeply committed to building an academic community that is genuinely representative of society, and to fostering a learning environment that is supportive of an increasingly diverse student body. In the College’s most recent undergraduate intake, 83% of students were educated at state schools, and just over 36% were Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic. This changing demographic of undergraduate students has required the College to renew its commitment to inclusive teaching and learning, to anti-racism and to decolonisation, and to adapt its environment so as to become a place that is welcoming to students from all backgrounds. We are actively seeking applications from scholars of colour, LGBTQIA+ scholars, disabled scholars and women – who are currently under-represented within our teaching body – and we hope to welcome a new colleague who is excited by the College’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
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