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The Department of History at the U of Sydney seeks post-doc fellows

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    Alexis McMaster

    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
    Department of History

    Reference no. 978/0517

    • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
    • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge in international past
    • Share our enthusiasm in international history (2 vacancies)

    About the opportunity

    The University of Sydney invites applications from qualified individuals for appointment to two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in nineteenth and/or twentieth century international history, as part of Professor Glenda Sluga’s ARC Laureate Research Program in International History. The Postdoctoral Fellows will be working in an area that corresponds to the program’s interest in politics, culture and economics in the making of the modern global world in the years after 1814.

    Funded by the Australian Research Council, the Laureate Research Program in International History is devoted to advancing our understanding of the international and internationalist origins of the global present. Led by Professor Glenda Sluga, this team of historians is investigating the international history of globalization from the perspective of people and ideas.

    The positions are full-time, fixed term for one year, with the possibility of extension, subject to completion of satisfactory probation period, funding and need. Membership of a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. The preferred starting date is 1 August 2017 though this may be negotiable. All fellowships will cease by 1 March 2019.

    About you

    The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

    • transnational as well as international history (with particular emphasis on the history of internationalism and international organisations),
    • non-English European or Asian language in their research.

    The successful applicant will maintain their own high-quality research programs while contributing to the program’s research and outreach events, including the organization of reading groups and workshops.

    To be successful in this role you will have:

    • Successful completion of a PhD in History or a relevant discipline is required for appointment
    • An outstanding capacity for research
    • The ability to work cooperatively with colleagues from a range of different disciplines.

    About us

    Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We are Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

    The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

    The Department of History at the University of Sydney, founded in 1891, is a leading centre for research and teaching offering a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study in many fields including American, Chinese, Australian, and Medieval, Early Modern and Modern European history.

    For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

    All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

    Closing date: 11:30pm, 21 June 2017 (Sydney time)

    The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

    If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.


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