The post will deepen and extend the University of Leeds’ capability to analyse the legacy of war for the European past. The creation of a full time post in the legacies of war will further distinguish the University from other research teams in UK HEIs. The legacy of war is a theme that has been identified by major funding bodies at European and UK level as a priority over the next five years. Much funding has focused on the centenary of WW1, but other funding calls cover modern and contemporary conflicts, and encourage comparative approaches and perspectives across time and space. The University of Leeds has had a commitment to the study of war and its consequences since the 1920s: the current ‘Legacies of War’ research team has had an excellent record in securing external funding. Major anniversaries and continuing security threats for Europe, generated by conflicts over identity, will secure this theme in the funding landscape into the foreseeable future.
You will have demonstrated research excellence, and teaching ability, in the cultural history of war, broadly defined, whether they have been situated in a History or Modern Languages department. You will be able to work beyond a British/Anglo-American perspective, and have some expertise in a modern European language. You will also demonstrate an awareness of, and aptitude for, maximising the advantages offered by the funding landscape.
University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)
For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Alison Fell, tel: +44 (0)113 343 8879, email: A.S.Fell@leeds.ac.uk or Professor Simon Ball, tel: +44 (0)113 343 1094, email S.J.Ball@leeds.ac.uk.