Teaching Fellow in French Colonial History

University of Leeds School of History

Teaching Fellow in French Colonial History

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out research-led teaching in French Colonial History, with a particular focus on histories of France and Algeria in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? Do you have the ability to motivate and inspire students? Are you keen to contribute to research-led teaching in our department?

You will carry out teaching in French History, with a particular focus on empire and race in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. You will have a PhD in the history of France and/or the French empire, or a cognate discipline (or be close to submission) and relevant teaching experience. The School of History, which includes the Institute for Medieval Studies, has over forty members of academic staff, working across a wide range of chronological, geographical, and thematic specialisms. We are committed to providing an inclusive experience for both students and staff, diversifying our curriculum, and improving representation in all areas of our activity.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Andrea Major, email:


Dr Claire Eldridge, email:

Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft TEAMs. It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: School of History
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time: 100%
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed-term, full time, for 12 months from 1 August 2021 or 1 September 2021)
Release Date: Friday 09 April 2021
Closing Date: Thursday 06 May 2021
Interview Date: Thursday 03 June 2021
Reference: AHCHI1031