Friday, February 22, 2013

Tenure-track position in Environmental History at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Environmental History at the rank of Assistant Professor. The geographical area of specialization is open. The successful candidate should be able to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses that address the history of the environment from global and comparative perspectives.

The appointment presents excellent opportunities for a scholar to contribute to the growth of the new History programme at the University, especially in the development of a new teaching and research field in Environmental History. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research as well as teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The University offers competitive remuneration packages commensurate with qualifications and experience, and also comprehensive benefits. Faculty members can expect generous support for research, including grants for travel and conferences.
Please contact Lisa Onaga at to answer any questions about the position, NTU, or Singapore.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kings College London - Two Lectureships in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Applications are invited from excellent scholars with interests in any area of specialism within this broad field, from the early medieval period to the late twentieth century, and with a geographical focus in any part of the world. All candidates should have completed a PhD degree, and be in a position to make a strong contribution to the Department’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). They should be prepared both to teach specialist undergraduate and MA modules in their area of expertise and to contribute to the broader introductory and team-taught curriculum of the Department at both these levels.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr Adam Sutcliffe at 

The closing date for applications is 20 Feb 2013.

For details of the post, see

Lecturer in Modern History (1700-present) - University of Bristol, Department of History

Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research and teaching in the history of medicine/science/technology/environment (specializing in any period from c. 1700 – present and any place) are invited to apply. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or completion by August 2013), a record of publication or well-developed plans for publication, and clear potential to achieve international excellence in research.

S/he will be expected to develop further an established research profile through publication, bidding for external research funding, and presentations at national and international conferences in order to play an active role in maintaining  and enhancing the research profile of the department of Historical Studies. S/he will also be expected to supervise postgraduate research students.

For further information about the department, see
Contact for informal inquiries: Prof Tim Cole

Cut-off date for submission of applications: Monday 18th February 2013.

Newcastle University - Research Associate (3-year)

Under the direction of Dr Jonathan Andrews, the PI at Newcastle University, you will be required to liaise with the project team at Northumbria’s Humanities Department and expected to research and publish on the subject of fashionable diseases, and to organize workshops, public engagement activities and an international conference. The researcher must be familiar in the field of ‘long’ eighteenth-century studies and the history of medicine, and preferably some research experience analyzing patient and/or other first person narrative sources. Closes February 18, 2013. This post is fixed-term for up to 3 years, commencing 1 April 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. Inquiries about this post can be made to Dr Jonathan Andrews at