19 de enero de 2016

Job: Professor of Modern History of Science and Innovation, University of Westminster

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 18th January 2016
Closes: 22nd February 2016
Job Ref: 2381

Permanent, full time post
Regent Campus
The University of Westminster is a cosmopolitan institution, which is closely involved in business, professional and academic life within London as well as overseas. Noted not only for the depth of its engagement with practice and the professions but also for its longstanding and far reaching commitment to student diversity and opportunity, the University has over 22,000 students and is home to world leading research in a number of areas.
In pursuit of its 2020 strategic objective of building interdisciplinary research activity, the University now seeks to appoint internationally renowned professors with an interdisciplinary expertise. The positions will sit in a number of research areas across the University’s Faculties: Architecture and the Built Environment; Media, Arts and Design; Science and Technology; Social Sciences and Humanities; and Business. The appointees will offer intellectual leadership to strengthen existing research groups, making fresh and impactful connections across disciplines which will deepen the University’s contribution to wider society.
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster is a dynamic centre of research in the heart of London. We have a tradition of critical research into leading topics in the Social Sciences and Humanities with internationally renowned research centres in the study of democracy, science and the imagination, contemporary China, the legal profession and modern contemporary culture. The University has a rich tradition of scientific innovation and promoting public engagement with science. We are continuously developing and building on our international-leading research and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
We seek to appoint a leading, internationally-recognised researcher in the field of the modern history of science and innovation. The successful applicant will pull together strands of research and practice from across the Faculty and the University and build a research strength in the modern historical evolution of scientific and technological development.
The post holder will be located in the Department of History, Sociology and Criminology (HSC) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Westminster History has established research and teaching strengths in twentieth-century British and European history which extends across to a network of historians in the University. The post holder will assume a leadership role in developing the research profile of Westminster History, building links between HSC and other departments in the Faculty as well as with other Faculties. The post holder will consolidate a network of vibrant research which demonstrates the links and connections between the history of scientific endeavour, technological development and everyday social and cultural life.
We are seeking a high-calibre candidate, working at the intersection of historical, scientific and technological studies, with a record of internationally-acclaimed scholarship and who is able to forge new and exciting partnerships both within and outside the university.
Further information and how to apply can be seen found at http://www.perrettlaver.com/microsite/westminster/
All email or telephone enquiries, in the first instance, should be directed to Dr Massimiliano Fiore via massimiliano.fiore@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0) 20 7340 6237.
The remuneration and salary package will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Job reference number: 2381
Closing date: 09.00 GMT, 22nd February 2016
Interviews will be held on: weeks commencing 4th and 11th of April