The University of Manchester Presidential Academic Fellowship: Environmental History

  • 2018-02-06T13:16:55+01:00

RHN 18/2018 | Opportunity

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester, UK

Duration: Subject to 4 years’ probation, commencing September 2018

Closing date for applications: 3 April 2018


The University of Manchester Presidential Academic Fellowship: Environmental History


As a Presidential Academic Fellow, you will be part of our important work to expand the new field of environmental history, a growing area of research that seeks to understand how people have understood, shaped and been shaped by their world. Thanks in part to strong collaboration with colleagues in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, environmental history is proving to be a field of enquiry that can change the world we live in. You’ll join colleagues working in a wide range of areas - from the global history of natural resources, to animal histories, to natural and engineered disasters, humanitarian aid, environment and health and histories of the body. Right now, our historians are creating great impact and public engagement in histories of water and flooding. Your work, which may focus on any historical period or geographical area, will help us all to better understand our world.

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification. You’ll bring to the role a sustained record of publication output. Crucially, you will demonstrate the ability to develop a coherent world-leading research programme, with new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding. You have what it takes to organise resources and deliver results to deadlines. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills also equip you to build a team, and to inspire and engage students. The determination to win your own funding will be key to your success. 

For more details please see the University of Manchester’s job application website and

Hours Per week: Full-time and part-time applications considered
Salary: £39,992–£49,149
Job Reference: HUM-011350

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Julie-Marie Strange        

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria, and the guidance notes on submitting your application.

Guidance notes for applicants Humanities Presidential Fellows;Further Particulars Humanities Presidential Fellowships 2018


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