Assistant Professor in International History (History of Africa, pre-c.1900) / London School of Economics and Political Science — LIMITE : 31/10/2019

Department of International History

 Assistant Professor in International History (History of Africa, pre-c.1900)

Salary is no less than £55,974 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website

 This appointment is due to commence on 1 September 2020 

The Department of International History is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in International History (History of Africa).  The role holder will be expected to offer appropriate new courses at undergraduate and Masters level in African history before c.1900.  They will also be expected to conduct and publish outstanding quality research and participate in the School and wider Departmental activities.

We are seeking exceptional candidates with outstanding research potential and a developing record of publications in African history before c.1900.  Indicative areas of interest include: empire, slavery, migration, and the African diaspora.  The research interests of candidates will need to show a global, international, transnational or comparative perspective.

You will have a completed PhD in History by 1 January 2020. You will also have expertise and research interests in African history before c.1900; a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications and a proven ability, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential to publish in top journals, or with leading book publishers, in history.  You will have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications and the ability to teach history at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the area advertised.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system. 

 In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities. 

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply documentjob description and person specification.

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Professor Matthew Jones at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st October 2019 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

 Interviews are expected to take place at the end of January 2020.


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