The University of Liverpool is one of Britain's leading research institutions, a member of the prestigious Russell Group and ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. It received an Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2018.
The Department of History has thriving graduate community that contributes to the following interdisciplinary research centres:
• Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
• Eighteenth-Century Worlds Research Centre
• Centre of for the Study of International Slavery
• Centre for Port and Maritime History
• Centre for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Health, Medicine and Technology
The Department is inviting applications from prospective UK/EU postgraduate research students for one stipendiary Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Histories of Race, Ethnicity and/or Gender (starting in September 2019).
Graduate Teaching Fellowship
Applications will be considered in any area of the histories of race, ethnicity and/or gender as long as there is a suitable supervisory match. Candidates are encouraged to contact potential supervisors before submitting their application.
This Fellowship is intended for individuals of outstanding potential as future scholars and academic researchers who wish to pursue a PhD while also gaining valuable teaching experience in a university environment. No previous teaching experience is required.
Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) are registered for the degree of PhD on a part-time basis for the first two years of study. This enables GTFs to develop their theses while also obtaining academic teaching experience. GTFs in the final two years of study will be registered as full-time research students and will not be required to undertake teaching duties.
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
PGR Study 50% 50% 100% 100%
Teaching 50% 50% 0% 0%
The successful candidate will work closely with the members of the History Department to address concerns raised in the Royal Historical Reports on Gender, and on Race, Ethnicity and Equality. This might include a diversity audit of our curriculum or events for undergraduate students as part of Black History Month or Women's History Month.
Students who have made satisfactory progress will normally transfer to ‘submission pending' status at the end of the 4th year. Note that the GTF scheme does not provide funding for the final ‘writing up' year.
Candidates should have a good first degree and hold (or be about to complete) a Master's degree in a relevant discipline. There is a 2-stage selection process:
Written expressions of interest should be emailed to the Head of Department, Professor Elaine Chalus ([email protected]), by 4pm (UK time), 29 March 2019. Use the Subject line GTF-HIST-2019 and include the following:
• Academic CV.
• A short description of the proposed research project (2 A4 pages, including project title and any citations/bibliography).
• Identification of potential supervisor(s) with brief justification.
Candidates invited to Stage 2 will be emailed by 12 April 2019 and asked to submit an online MPhil/PhD application via http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying/online/
Use GTF-HIST-2019 to identify the funding scheme in the Funding section of the application.
Deadline for online applications: 4pm (UK time), Friday, 26 April 2019.
The successful applicant will be notified by email in mid-May.
The University of Liverpool is proactive in seeking to attract a staff and student body that reflects the communities it serves. We particularly welcome applicants from ethnic minority backgrounds.
GTFs will have their fees (set at Home/EU rate) waived throughout the 4 years of their PhD. In addition, they will be paid a maintenance stipend of £15,009 p.a. (adjusted annually in line with the AHRC maintenance grant).