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Postdoctoral Fellowship in British Studies

Feb 9, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellowship in British Studies

Note: The application period for this opportunity has ended.

The Department of History at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a Gordon B. Hinckley Postdoctoral Fellow in British Studies with a research specialization in Early Modern British History, including the history of the British empire. This is a 12-month residential appointment beginning July 1, 2023 with a salary of $65,000 and access to health benefits. The successful candidate will teach two courses in Early Modern British History and serve as the editorial assistant for the Journal of British Studies. The successful candidate must have PhD in hand by July 1, 2023 and possess a detail-oriented working style. Previous editorial experience is preferred but not required. For full consideration, please submit an application online by March 10, 2023 by following this link: Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a short writing sample (journal article or book or dissertation chapter), and the names of two academic references. For further questions about this position contact Nadja Durbach at


The Journal of British Studies is the official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies. The Journal of British Studies publishes peer-reviewed scholarly articles by both established and emerging scholars from around the world that explore diverse perspectives on the past and that place the long history of Britain in a range of global contexts. The journal provides a forum for innovative approaches to the study of Britain and its empire and welcomes research that is comparative, transnational, and global in scope. For more information please visit:


The Department of History at the University of Utah is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty and staff who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.


Candidates are encouraged to visit the university’s website ( as well as specific offices and programs to learn more about the university’s commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


•      Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

•      Black Cultural Center.

•      LGBT Resource Center.

•      American Indian Resource Center.

•      The Department of History.


The University of Utah has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation among research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation and is the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education. The University is located in Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. This location offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, with ten world-class ski resorts and five national parks within hours of the city. Salt Lake City is the center of a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 1.25 million residents, has extensive arts and cultural activities, and has a new major international airport with a Delta Airlines hub and direct flights to most U.S. cities and direct international flights to Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Mexico City. The area has received international recognition for its light rail system, foodie culture, downtown renewal, and increasing diversity. In 2017, U.S News and World report ranked Salt Lake City as the 10th best place to live in the nation.


Salt Lake City is home to a robust array of diverse communities facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations, given the city’s role as the governmental and social nerve center of the state. Utah public schools serve a diverse student body (statewide average: eight percent ELs and twenty-six percent non-white), notably higher in its urban districts. Utah is also home to the first state-legislated and funded K-16 dual language education model in the country.

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