Visiting Fellowship in French History, 2013-14

The Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews invites applications for a Sabbatical Visiting Fellowship, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2013-2014. It is envisaged the Fellowship will last 2-3 months (by negotiation).

The Fellowship is open to any academic across the world in a permanent or tenure-track faculty post with research interests in any period of French history or French colonial history. Prospective applicants who are unsure whether they qualify should email the Director (see below).

Tenure of the Fellowship might particularly suit academics in the later stages of writing up a substantial piece of research. The Fellowship covers the cost of transportation to and from St Andrews from the holder’s normal place of work, together with a substantial negotiable subsidy towards accommodation (or a university flat) while the holder is resident in St Andrews. The Fellowship carries with it no teaching duties, though the Fellow is expected to give one of the two biannual seminars and to take part in the normal seminar life of the Centre and the School of History during his or her stay in St Andrews. The Fellow will have full borrowing and e-access rights in the university and departmental libraries.

To apply please send an application consisting of:

(1) a CV (no more than 4 pages)

(2) a list of publications (maximum 2 pages)

(3) a programme of research (no more than 1000 words)

(4) the names and addresses of two referees we might choose to approach to the Director of the Centre Dr Guy Rowlands at

If there is anything else you would like to draw to our attention to help your application, please mention it in a short covering email.

The closing date for applications is 1pm (GMT) on Wednesday 19th December 2012. The result of the competition will be communicated to applicants in the second half of January 2013.

The activities of the Centre for French History and Culture, and its staff, can be viewed on its website:

Previous holders of this Visiting Fellowship are Professor Norman Ingram (Concordia University, Canada) and Professor Eric Jennings (University of Toronto, Canada)

About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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