BoJo’s uses of the past

Reblogged from the Conversation:

How Boris Johnson draws on the past to rule in the present – with a little help from myth

Angus Nicholls, Queen Mary University of London

Those struggling to understand how Boris Johnson helped win the 2016 Brexit referendum before becoming prime minister should consider how myth functions in politics.

Throughout his career, Johnson has deployed a type of myth referred to by the philosopher Hans Blumenberg as “prefiguration”: relating emotionally charged events from a country’s past to issues in its present.

Blumenberg was born in 1920 to a Catholic father and a German Jewish mother. Because of this background, he was banned by the Nazis from studying at German universities. After the war, despite this persecution, he became one of Germany’s most prominent philosophers.

In 1979, Blumenberg published a book entitled Work on Myth, in which he claims that myths provide humans with a way of coping with anxieties arising from their environments. Confronted by threats such as thunder and lightning, for example, humans gave these forces names and personalities, making them familiar and approachable.

Myth is seen by Blumenberg as helping humans to orient themselves in threatening surroundings. It is not the opposite of reason, as many thinkers of the Enlightenment argued, but serves the pragmatic function of making humans feel at home in the world. It therefore needs to be taken seriously.

The stories we tell

When Blumenberg’s book appeared in 1979, some reviewers saw it as offering a curiously positive view of myth, which allegedly failed to examine the role played by myth in Nazi politics.

But in 2012, I discovered a letter to Blumenberg written by one of those reviewers. In reply, Blumenberg mentioned that Work on Myth was “missing a chapter that was already present in the manuscript, but which completely and utterly spoiled my taste for the book. I held it back. After I am gone, one may do with it what one wants.”

I found that missing chapter, entitled “Prefiguration”, in the German Literary Archive. Its publication in German in 2014, co-edited by Felix Heidenreich and me, revealed Blumenberg to be a theorist who helps us to understand political myth, and I also analysed these ideas in my recent book on Blumenberg.

As the literary critic Erich Auerbach shows in his essay Figura, the term prefiguration comes from Biblical scholarship, and refers to how events or characters in the Old Testament may prefigure those in the New. In 1 Corinthians 15:22, for example, Adam in the Old Testament is seen to prefigure Christ in the New. When seen in retrospect, the first figure seems to anticipate and legitimise the second.


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On a more basic level, prefiguration aids orientation by providing a precedent from the past that seems to reduce the complexity of the present. One of Blumenberg’s examples comes from the Yom Kippur War of 1973. When deciding when to invade Israel, the Egyptian and Syrian armies are said to have chosen the tenth day of Ramadan, not only because it coincided with the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, but also due to Muhammad having begun his preparations for the Battle of Badr on this day in the year 624. Here prefiguration invokes a mythic sense of repetition: the date of an important battle in the history of Islam was seen as auspicious.

Nazi Germany drew on myth, to ruinous effect. Shutterstock

For Blumenberg, prefiguration lends mythical legitimacy to decisions that lack rational justification. Hitler’s ruinous comparisons between himself and figures such as Frederick the Great and Napoleon are the central case study used by Blumenberg to illustrate this theory.

How Boris deploys it

Johnson understands prefiguration. He knows the most significant episode in recent British history is victory over Germany in World War II, and that its “sacred” protagonist is Winston Churchill. Johnson’s Churchill biography of 2014 is a study in prefiguration, in which he presents himself as the heir to Churchill’s legacy. In it, Johnson wrote that among Churchill’s many sayings “a text will be found to … validate some course of action – and that text will be brandished in a semi-religious way, as though the project had been posthumously hallowed by Churchill the sage and wartime leader.”

During the Brexit campaign, Johnson made precisely this rhetorical move. The European Union, he wrote in the Telegraph newspaper in May 2016, is an attempt to create a European superstate “just as Hitler did”. By contrast, Churchill’s “vision for Britain was not subsumed within a European superstate”.

These irresponsible comparisons between the EU and Nazi Germany were criticised at the time, even by some of Johnson’s fellow Tories. But the message cut through. Rational arguments for remaining in the EU were trounced by the campaign to “Take Back Control”. When combined with Johnson’s references to Churchill and World War II, this slogan allowed Leave to command the emotional terrain of political myth, reminding voters of their nation’s heyday, when the British Empire was still intact.


Read more: Three issues Boris Johnson’s new government must tackle – none of which is Brexit


The mastermind of that campaign, Dominic Cummings, is now leading the team in 10 Downing Street. As a potential election looms, this raises troubling questions for Johnson’s opponents. Is rational argument enough to defeat political myth? Or must Remain also come up with a captivating myth to communicate the rational grounds for staying in the EU if that is to ever happen? Are rationality and myth even compatible?

Considering these problems requires an appreciation of the rhetorical power of political myth, and in this Blumenberg can help us.

Angus Nicholls, Professor of Comparative Literature and German, Queen Mary University of London

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

New BHC Prize: The Martha Moore Trescott Award

The Martha Moore Trescott Award (honoring Paul Uselding, Harold F. Williamson, Richard C. Overton, Alfred  D. Chandler, and Albro Martin)

The Business History Conference is delighted to announce the establishment of a new prize, The Martha Moore Trescott Award. The prize, generously funded by a bequest from the estate of the late Martha Moore Trescott, will be awarded to the best paper at the intersection of business history and the history of technology presented at the annual meeting of the Business History Conference. The award honors pioneering scholars Paul Uselding, Harold F. Williamson, Richard C. Overton, Alfred D. Chandler, and Albro Martin. Martha Moore Trescott was herself a pioneering member of the BHC and published extensively, particularly on the role of women in science and engineering, while she worked in academic administration for several universities. The prize will be for the amount of $500.

Criteria and eligibility:

The BHC will establish a prize committee of three under the terms set out in the by-laws. The prize will be awarded on the basis of the written version of a paper to be presented at the annual meeting. Those wishing to be considered for the prize must indicate so at the time of submitting their original proposal for the meeting. Self-nominating scholars must also provide the written paper to the Chair of the committee not less than one month before the annual meeting. Though the prize will be awarded on the basis of the written paper, candidates must attend the meeting and present their work. Scholars who are eligible for the Kerr Prize may also enter the Trescott Award. There are no other restrictions on eligibility.

Written papers should be no longer than 4,000 words (exclusive of notes, bibliography, appendices, figures and illustrations).

SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Scheme

Online application form now available

The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM) are pleased to announce that the online application form for the SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Scheme is now availble by registering at: https://bam.grantplatform.com

The scheme partnership strengthens the commitment of both organisations to support management research and promote capacity building.

The SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Scheme

SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building grants are aimed at researchers who want to develop an empirical research project that:

  • Enables capacity building by bringing together a group of researchers from at least two HE institutions, including early career as well as experienced researchers
  • Produces novel conceptual outcomes based on rigorous, innovative use of methods and by developing original ways of thinking to address complex management problems
  • Demonstrates the social value of management research conducted in the public interest

It is envisaged that projects will normally involve researchers at two or more HE institutions in order to foster a culture of intellectual collaboration and enable capacity building. The intention of the scheme is to widen access of opportunity and increase the diversity and inclusivity of management research. Applications may address this in various ways, including by proposing an interdisciplinary research project if appropriate. Priority will be given to proposals with clear and effective publication, dissemination and impact plans.

The maximum value of each award is £150,000. The duration of projects will be between 24 months (minimum) and 36 months (maximum).

Principal Investigators must be based in a UK HE institution and will normally be located in a School of Management or Business. Co-Investigators may be based in HE institutions outside the UK. HE institutions will be limited to submitting one application (as host institution/Principal Investigator) in response to each annual Scheme call.

The Principal Investigator and all Co-Investigators who are based in Schools of Management or Business must be BAM Members and have active BAM membership for the duration of the project. It is a condition of award that that research findings are presented at a BAM annual conference during the funding period.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview by the SAMS/BAM Grant Award Committee in November 2019.

Applicants are advised to read the SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Application Guidance, available below, before making an application to the Scheme.

Current members of BAM and SAMS Councils are not eligible to apply as Prinicipal Investigators or be named as Co-Investigators

KEY DATES

  • Grant scheme launch July 2019
  • Submission system opens 8th August 2019
  • Application deadline 30th September 2019 (17:00 BST)
  • Notification of results December 2019
  • Earliest award start date 31st January 2020

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications must be submitted electronically via the application portal.

It is recommended that you draft your application in a separate Word document before inputting your answers in to the Award Force application form to prevent the possibility of losing your work.

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions, Financial Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions available at https://www.bam.ac.uk/british-academy-management-grant-schemes before completing this application form.

The application deadline is 30th September 2019, 17:00 (BST)

SUPPORT

If you have any questions on the entry process, please contact the British Academy of Management Grants Administrator, Stuart Hull, by email at grants@bam.ac.uk.


  • You may edit your application after submitting up to the application deadline.
  • Please make sure all your personal details are entered accurately, including contact details, as this will be used in he awards presentation if selected for funding
  • You can use the ‘copy’ feature to create a copy of your entry and change the category if required.

History of Management and Organizations Colloquium

25th Colloquium of the History of Management and Organizations

March 26th and 27th 2020 / Lyon
Organised by the French Association for History of Management and Organizations (AHMO) and the Institute for Education and Research in Healthcare and Social Service Organizations (IFROSS, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3), with the collaboration of the Centre for Historical Research Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA, UMR 5190) and Triangle (UMR 5206).

The Colloquium in History of Management and Organizations (JHMO) is the annual, international and interdisciplinary colloquium organised by the French Association for History of Management and Organizations (AHMO). It gathers scholars in history, management studies, sociology, economics and other
related fields, who share the historical approach of AHMO research topics: organisations, managerial thought and practice, and the field of management studies.

As in previous years, the 25th JHMO is divided in two sessions. The general session is open to any papers dealing with managerial matters using historical methods. The thematic session focuses on “paths and networks”.

General Session

The general session is open to any proposal dealing with AHMO topics (history of the field of management studies and its disciplines, history of organisations, history of managerial thought and practice), with a special interest in accounting history, which has been the foundation of the AHMO community.
Proposals should use historical methods and privilege empirical data, in every sense: archives, textual corpus, interviews, etc. The novelty and originality of the research results will be appreciated.

Thematic Session: paths and networks

The thematic session concerns all topics, issues or methods which utilise the concepts of path or network in the history of organisations and management studies. From a historical perspective, the notions of path and network are deeply linked. Every path is a movement inscribed in time and (geographical, social, economic …) space, which might be described as a network (between locations, people, interests …). Reciprocally, every network is the representation of the relations between people or objects at a given time, and those relations are the consequences of a temporal evolution.

The concepts of path and network are powerful entry points for the history of organisations and management studies. The objective of the thematic session is to bring examples of the use of the concepts of path and network together. Proposals should move beyond the metaphorical use of such concepts, either by focusing
on concrete paths or networks, or by relying on methods based on paths and networks.

a) Taken as concrete historic objects, paths and networks concern every historical period and a variety of topics, such as:

  • banking and financial networks;
  • trade networks (see the study of French merchant networks in the 18th century by Pierre Gervais, Yannick Lemarchand and Cheryl S. McWatters1);
  • colonial networks;
  • professional networks and corps;
  • consumers networks; and
  • family, clan, and diaspora networks.

This list is non-exhaustive and we welcome proposals on any topic related to paths and networks.

b) Paths and networks are also central concepts in quantitative methods which developed in disciplines such as sociology, demography or geography since the 1970s. Despite the adoption by history, and notably economic history, of long-run statistical series throughout the 20th century, the discipline has remained relatively closed to such methods. Nonetheless, in 2008 Claire Lemercier and Claire Zalc underscored the interest of quantitative approaches in their “taking particularly into account the phenomenon of networks and paths that has been put on the agenda of historical research since the 1990s”. Such methods are indeed powerful tools for description and interpretation, but also for hypothesis testing (such as deconstructing ordinary representations relayed in archives or discourses), or even as a heuristic for unveiling “definition problems easier not to mention if one sticks to qualitative methods”. The thematic session is open to any proposal using such quantitative methods for describing and analysing paths and networks in any historical period, such as:

Career paths: the concept of career is of prime importance in the history of organisations and management. Qualitative methods such as biography focus on such a concept, but quantitative methods have also developed to analyse professional trajectories. Primarily used in ancient and medieval history, prosopography has developed particularly in contemporary history for studying the élites or in sociohistorical approaches relying on the theories of Pierre Bourdieu, for example for studying scholars. Other methods such as event history analysis7 are used to study careers in sociology. How might such tools be applied to the history of organisations and management?

History of organisations: the concepts of path and network can be applied equally at the organisational level, especially with social network analysis. For example, the study of interlocking directorates (which “occurs when a person affiliated with one organization sits on the board of directors of another organizations”) is now a classic approach for analysing organisations, particularly the largest US firms. It mainly developed in the field of sociology, economics and management studies, occasionally in a longitudinal perspective based on cross-section analysis, as for example on the British industry in the 20th century. From a historical perspective, this method provides first-rate material for understanding the forms of capitalism and their evolution. What insights could such methods offer to the history of organisations and management, for example on forms of governance or the evolution of strategy?

Diffusion of knowledge: social network analysis has largely spread in social sciences and humanities, notably in history. It provides quantitative tools for studying the dissemination of knowledge in scientific fields or communities (see for example the research programme proposed by Catherine Herfeld on history of economics). For instance, the analysis of co-authorship or citations network has considerably developed since the seminal works of Eugene Garfield who is one of the creators of the bibliographic database Web of Science and the rise of bibliometric analysis of citation impact.

Possibilities offered by such methods remain largely unexplored in the history of the various scientific fields dealing with organisations and managerial practices. How could the concepts of path and network, or the methods based on those concepts, be used to study the diffusion of knowledge within organisations?

This list of topics is non-exhaustive. Proposals adopting other methods based on the concepts of path and network are welcome, for instance, more qualitative approaches relying on actor-network theory.

The Joseph Colleye Prize

The first Joseph Colleye Prize in accounting history, in the amount of €1,500, will be awarded during the 25th Colloquium in the History of Management and Organizations. The call for applications for the prize is available at ahmo.hypotheses.org/2808.

Submission instructions

Proposals should be 1 to 2 pages (5,000 signs, references excluded) and include explicitly:

  • Research question;
  • Sources (archives, textual corpus, interviews, field of observation…);
  • Methods; and
  • Main results if available.

Proposals may be written in French or English. A summary in both French and English should be provided. Proposals are to be submitted to jhmo2020@univ-lyon3.fr or on the website of the conference: jhmo2020.sciencesconf.org

Important deadlines:

  • Submission of proposals: 31 October 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 18 November 2019
  • Final version of papers (20 to 25 pages, 30 to 40,000 signs, references excluded): 2 March 2020

Proposals will follow a double-blind review process.

Presentation format

Presentations will be organised into sessions of 3 to 4 presentations depending on the topic. The oral presentation should be 20 minutes in length, and will be followed by a 20-minute discussion period. Participants should send a final version of their paper before 2 March 2020 in order to distribute papers to the other participants of their session. Oral presentations may be in French or English.

Date and location

The 25th Colloquium in History of Management and Organizations will be held on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th of March 2020, in Lyon. The morning of Thursday the 26th will be dedicated to the doctoral workshop. The colloquium will begin on Tuesday the 26th at 14h00 and end on Friday the 27th at 16h00.

Contact

Email: jhmo2020@univ-lyon3.fr / Website: jhmo2020.sciencesconf.org

AAHANZBS Conference “Institutions and change”

The Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) 11th Annual Conference, 7-8 November 2019, AUT Business School, Auckland, New Zealand

Call for Papers

The Business and Labour History Group (B&LHG) of the Work Research Institute, AUT University Business School, New Zealand, will be hosting the 11th Annual Conference of AAHANZBS on 7-8 November 2019.

You are invited to submit papers addressing the conference theme, including papers relating to accounting history, business history, economic history, labour history, management history, marketing history, tourism history, transport history and other areas of interest relating to historical research in business schools. We also invite papers / panel suggestions around teaching and pedagogy relating to business and labour history.

We welcome papers from researchers outside business schools who have an interest in these fields of study.

Both abstracts and full papers may be submitted for review. Abstracts will be published, and full papers delivered at the conference potentially be reviewed for possible inclusion in journal special issues (details tbc.)

Please submit either a 1000 word abstract or a 6,000 word maximum paper for refereeing by 2 August 2019 to Simon Mowatt at simon.mowatt@aut.ac.nz

The abstract will provide:
(i) A summary of the argument of the paper
(ii) A summary of the findings of the paper
(iii) A selected list of references for the paper

Papers should follow the Labour History style guide – http://asslh.org.au/journal/style-guide/. All authors of the abstracts will be notified by 30 August 2019 at the latest whether their abstracts or papers have been accepted for the conference. Registration and other details will be circulated shortly.

CHORD conference

CHORD Conference: ‘Retailing and Distribution in the Nineteenth Century’

by Laura Ugolini

The 2019 CHORD conference on ‘Retailing and Distribution in the Nineteenth Century’ will take place at the University of Wolverhampton on September 10, 2019

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found at:
https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2019/06/09/2019/


The programme includes:

Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Kingston University
Retailing the Modern Home: The Large Furniture and Furnishing Firm in London West End, 1890-1914

Judith Davies, University of Birmingham
A large family of small shopkeepers: the Wood family of Dudley in the middle decades of the nineteenth century

Massimiliano Papini, Northumbria University
‘Veritable fairyland’: Mikado Bazaar in Sunderland and the commodification of Japanese culture in the North-East of England, 1873-1903

Nick Gray, University of Wolverhampton
Retail credit in the late nineteenth century: the case of Hall and Spindler of Leamington Spa

Lorenzo Avellino, University of Geneva
Discipline of Trade, Discipline of Work: Embezzling and Middlemen in the Silk Fabrics of Lombardy (1800-1810)

Johanna Wassholm and Anna Sundelin, Åbo Akademi University
Practices and morality in the late nineteenth century human hair trade. Finland as part of transnational flows of goods

James Inglis, The University of St Andrews & National Museums Scotland
‘A Machine to Supersede the Pen?’ Typewriter Retail in Scotland, 1875 to 1900

Simon Constantine, University of Wolverhampton
Licensing Itinerant trade and the fight against ‘Gypsies’ in Germany (1871-1914)

Ruth Macdonald, Salvation Army International Heritage Centre
Retail therapy? The role of trade in Salvation Army rescue work for women

Lesley Steinitz, University of Cambridge
Creating a national brand: advertising Dr Tibbles Vi-Cocoa to consumers and retailers

Sophie Clapp, Boots Archive
“What’s in a name?” – The significance of brand positioning in the early development of Boots the Chemists, 1880-1900

Nicholas Alexander, Lancaster University, Anne Marie Doherty, University of Strathclyde, James Cronin, Lancaster University
Market-Mediated Authenticity and the Emergence of Modern Branding Practices: Liberty of London, 1875-1900

The conference will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Campus.

The fee is £20.

Registration is via the University of Wolverhampton’s e-store, at:
https://www.estore.wlv.ac.uk/product-catalogue/conferences-events/faculty-of-social-sciences/chord-conference-retailing-and-distribution-in-the-nineteenth-century/chord-conference-retailing-and-distribution-in-the-nineteenth-century

Or see the conference web-pages, at:
https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2019/06/09/2019/

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

Prof. Laura Ugolini
Professor of History

Dept. of History, Politics, War Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Room MH124
Mary Seacole (MH) Building
University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY

Find out more about CHORD events: https://retailhistory.wordpress.com

Co-Editors for Business History

Business History

Applications are invited for three Co-Editors to join the Editorial Team for
Business History. The positions are for terms of three years starting in January 2020, renewable by mutual consent for further terms at Routledge’s discretion.

About the Journal

Business History is an international journal concerned with the long-run evolution and contemporary operation of business systems and enterprises. Its primary purpose is to make available the findings of advanced research, empirical and conceptual, into matters of global significance, such as corporate organization and growth, multinational enterprise, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, technological change, finance, marketing, human resource management, professionalization and business culture.

The Journal has won a reputation for academic excellence and has a wide readership amongst management specialists, economists and other social scientists and economic, social, labour and business historians.

Business History: The emerging agenda

The core strategy of Business History is to promote business history as a sui generis scholarly discipline, engaging on an equal footing with mainstream history and the wider social sciences. To achieve this, the Journal will continue to be international, comparative, thematic and theoretically informed. In the post-Chandler world, the agenda for business history is to extend its scale and scope specifically to:

  • widen its international scope: business activities in underrepresented regions, for example Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • go back beyond the 19th and 20th centuries to include ancient, medieval and early modern eras
  • inform the policy agenda; historical examples of regulatory success and failure, nationalisations and privatisations
  • engage with the business and management agendas; entrepreneurship, competitive advantage, corporate governance
  • theoretical development; independent theory or theories of business history

All research articles in this journal are rigorously peer reviewed, based on initial editor screening and anonymized reviewing by at least two referees.

The Journal is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus and numerous business journal quality lists, such as the CABS and ABDC lists. Please visit http://www.tandfonline.com/fbsh for additional information about the Journal and Publisher.

Job Description

We are seeking three Co-Editors to join the Editorial Team to drive the strategy for Business History, working to enhance the impact and reputation of the Journal. The Co-Editors will manage the peer review process for papers assigned to them, recommending high quality papers to publish.

Routledge provide an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Editorial team.

Key Tasks

The tasks to be undertaken will include but will not be limited to:

  • Working with the Editorial Team, Routledge and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of Business History and acting as an ambassador for the Journal;
  • Attendance and networking at international conferences and events to promote Business History and solicit submissions, invited contributions, and special issue proposals;
  • Responsibility for enhancing the quality and reputation of Business History, particularly in relation to the quantity, quality and timeliness of published research;
  • Commissioning topical special issues with active, well-respected Guest Editors;
  • Day-to-day manuscript and peer review management including selecting and managing peer reviewers and making recommendations for the final decision on papers assigned to you;
  • Ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the Journal’s code of publishing ethics;
  • Working with the Editorial Team to refresh the Editorial Board and pool of reviewers as necessary in terms of subject specialisms and geographical representation;
  • Attending Editorial Team / Editorial Board meetings annually.

Candidate Experience

We are seeking three outstanding and professional academics who are actively involved in the disciplines covered by Business History, with an international reputation for research excellence, and a passion for communication. Prior experience of editing an established journal is preferred, but not essential.

Applicants should be actively involved in networks within the field. Key qualities sought for the positions include energy, enthusiasm, managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, an understanding of research and publishing ethics, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with Editorial Team members and a major publisher. Applicants should have clear employer or institutional support for this activity.

Application Procedure

Applications must include a letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of Co-Editor as part of an Editorial Team for Business History, and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the Journal (maximum of 1 side of A4). CVs should also be submitted.

To submit your application, or for further details, please contact:

  • Neil Rollings, incoming Executive Editor, Business History, Neil.Rollings@glasgow.ac.uk
  • Stephanie Decker, incoming Executive Editor, Business History, s.decker@aston.ac.uk
  • James Cleaver, Portfolio Manager for Business, Management & Accounting Journals, Routledge, James.Cleaver@tandf.co.uk.

Anyone who wishes to discuss these positions informally with the Executive Editors are welcome to contact Neil Rollings or Stephanie Decker at the email addresses given above. Neil Rollings and James Cleaver will also be attending the European Business History Association conference in Rotterdam, August 2019. Stephanie Decker and James Cleaver will be at the British Academy of Management Conference in Birmingham, September 2019.

The deadline for applications is Friday 13th September 2019.

Candidates who pass the initial screening stage will be invited for an interview with the incoming Executive Editors and Routledge, which will be in person or over video link.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.

Lecturer in International Political Economy, University of Glasgow

Job Details

Lecturer in International Political Economy

Reference Number

027519

Location

Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building

College / Service

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL & POLITICAL SCIENCES

Job Family

Research And Teaching

Position Type

Full Time

Salary Range

£35,210 – £39,610/£43,266 – £50,132 per annum

Job Purpose

To undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to the discipline, contribute to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives. 

For appointment at Grade 8, a substantial contribution will include leading high-quality research and knowledge exchange activities and delivering, organising and reviewing key areas of teaching and learning within the School. The successful candidate will contribute to innovative research-led teaching and will undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives

The School of Social and Political Science wishes to appoint a lecturer in International Political Economy. The successful candidate will have a 50 percent appointment in the Subject of Politics and 50 percent in the Subject of Economic and Social History. We seek applications from candidates with research and teaching capabilities in historically informed approaches to international political economy. The chronological focus should be on the 20th century to the present. The geographic/regional focus is open. We welcome applications from candidates keen to contribute to interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange Those with expertise in Social Data Science and with ability to work across disciplinary boundaries are also welcomed. 

The candidate will be expected to engage in high-quality research and in research-led teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate taught (PGT) programmes in both subject areas, with contributions in particular to the new undergraduate honours programme in International Relations as well as the MSc in International Relations and the MSc in Global Economy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop and progress externally funded research projects of international standard either collaboratively or with the support of a mentor, as required.

2. Write up research findings for publication in leading international journals or high-quality edited collections or monographs for dissemination as appropriate, identifying potential sources and contributing to funding applications as an individual or team member.

3. Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College, including establishing a track record of high-quality publications, public engagement and developing relationships with knowledge exchange partners as appropriate.

4. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of innovative teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the subject area in accordance with the subjects’ priorities including accepting responsibilities as course co-ordinator for one or more courses.

5. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

6. Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning. 

7. Contribute to the development of theory and practice in your area of disciplinary expertise.

8. Supervise individual student projects at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, to complete within agreed timelines, and to write/ support applications for funding for future PGRs students. Contribute to the supervision and training of postgraduate research students, as appropriate, to ensure their effective development

9. Take on administrative, leadership or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School.

10. Engage in professional development as appropriate to support your future career development

11. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan – Inspiring People – Changing the World.  http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/

For appointment at Grade 8:
In addition to the duties and responsibilities above:

12. Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, with substantial contribution as PI or workpackage lead, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to disciplinary norms.

13. Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.

14. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner which supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment, making a substantial contribution to the teaching and learning activities within the School.

15. Develop new and effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, organisation, feedback and assessment.

16. Develop a growing portfolio of research outputs and activities and support early career staff in developing their own portfolio.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential:
A1: PhD (i.e., Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12) in Politics, History, International Relations or a related field.
A2: Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge in related specialist disciplinary area(s) (History, International Relations, Economics) and research and teaching methods and techniques to work within the subject areas.
A3 Emerging national/international research profile in the subject areas 
For Appointment at Grade 8:
A4: Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in the specialist discipline to develop research and teaching programmes and methodologies.
A5: Established reputation in research and teaching, including an international research profile in the subject area.
A6: Membership of relevant professional bodies, where appropriate.

Skills

Essential:
C1: Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.
C2: Ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject areas.
C3: Ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external (e.g. commercial) awareness.
C4: Ability to work on own initiative to contribute to the research and teaching activities within the subject area and wider School environment.
C5: Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate research, teaching and administrative responsibilities.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
C6: Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding, and developing early career academic colleagues.
C7: Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.
C8: Ability to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and/or institutions in developing research.

Experience

Essential:
E1: Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
E2: Developing track record of research outputs compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
E3: Established track record of research outputs and of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.
E4: Track record of scholarship and development and delivery of teaching, and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques and methods.
E5: Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
E6: Experience of supervision of students at honours or postgraduate level
E7: Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.

Job Features

Dimensions:
Produce publications as appropriate to subject specialism within agreed timescales
Participate in the supervision of postgraduate students, including PhDs to complete within agreed timeframes
Participate in public engagement activities
Develop and maintain relationships with knowledge exchange partners
Actively develop and extend the impact of your work with outside partners, publics and organisations 
Develop and deploy effective learning and teaching resources, as agreed with relevant stakeholders, e.g. Heads of Subject/School.
Design, implement and evaluate teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as appropriate.
Actively participate as required in appropriate Subject, School, College and University committees.
Actively contribute to the research life of the subject area/discipline/School or interdisciplinary themes through participation in and leadership of research, knowledge exchange and impact activities. 
Actively contribute to University, College and School research strategy, attending and presenting at high profile international conference and acting as principal investigator on research grants.
Contribute to international and national research developments through membership of scholarly and advisory bodies
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Play a leading role in developing University, College and School research strategy, attending and presenting at high profile international conference and taking responsibility for key research activities within subject specialism.
Make a substantial contribution to international and national research developments through committee membership on scholarly and advisory bodies.
Design and deliver a range of courses at all levels, underpinned by research and scholarship. 
Take responsibility for student supervision and supporting/coaching early career staff in the relevant subject areas.

Planning and Organising
Organise workload and manage time effectively to undertake all research, teaching and administrative duties and professional activity.
Participate in the planning and implementation of research, teaching and administration at all levels within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives.
Plan, organise, deliver and evaluate learning and teaching activities and carry out assessment at a variety of levels.
Plan and prepare applications for research funding.
Plan and deliver events, e.g., seminars, conferences and knowledge exchange activities.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Play a leading role in the planning and implementation of research, teaching and administration at all levels within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives.
Undertake management of programmes and courses, as directed by the Head of School and/or the Heads of Subject.

Decision Making
Prioritise work in line with agreed Subject/School objectives including assessment processes, course content and committee advice.
Take responsibility for an agreed element of planned research, demonstrating leadership and making decisions on research methodology, submission of grant applications and choice of journals for publication.
Monitor and evaluate the content and delivery of relevant teaching programmes and proactively adapt and innovate teaching to advance learning and the subject area.
Act as first point of contact for enquires from students within the subject area and provide appropriate pastoral care.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Take responsibility for an agreed research project, demonstrating leadership and making decisions on research methodology, submission of grant applications and choice of journals or book publishers for publication and supervising members of research team where appropriate.
Decisions on course content, teaching methods, and applications by students; selection and liaison with External Examiners as appropriate.

Internal/External Relationships

Internal:
Exchange relevant information with the Programme Leaders, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Directors, Heads of Subject, and other relevant staff to ensure that School strategic objectives are met and that University protocols relating to quality assurance and programme enhancement are enacted.
Develop effective relationships with students and provide advice and support conducive to enhancing their academic engagement and learning, and, where relevant, seek advice from the University’s Student Support Services. 
Develop effective relationships with academic and administrative colleagues in order to facilitate information exchange and to encourage effective research and teaching.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Develop effective relationships with academic colleagues for advice, providing support and guidance to early career academics as appropriate.

External: 
Interact with academic colleagues in other Universities (including external examiners) both nationally and internationally, and professional organisations to support exchange and collaboration.
Interaction with knowledge exchange partners both nationally and internationally to support shared collaborative activities
Develop the impact of your work through engagement with policy makers, practitioners and wider organisations
Participate in a range of student recruitment activities and build relationships with prospective students, as appropriate.
Engage with Research Councils, charitable bodies and other external sources of research funding.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Play a leading role in arranging and participating in student recruitment activities and support early career staff in building relationships with prospective students, as appropriate.

Problem Solving
Propose alternative strategies and negotiate alternative arrangements in overcoming any problems. 
Resolve issues of an academic nature arising in relation to research/teaching.
Provide advice to students and resolve issues or redirect as appropriate in order to provide effective pastoral care.
For Appointment at Grade 8:

Play a leading role in supporting early career staff in providing pastoral care to students and resolving issues as they arise.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 7/8, £35,210 – £39,610/43,266 – £50,132 per annum.

This post is open ended and full time.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. 

Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/

Vacancy Reference: 027519; Closing Date: 22 August 2019.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Lecturer in Global Inequalities, University of Glasgow

Job Details

Lecturer in Global Inequalities

Reference Number

027576

Location

Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building

College / Service

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL & POLITICAL SCIENCES

Job Family

Research And Teaching

Position Type

Full Time

Salary Range

£35,210 – £39,610/£43,266 – £50,132 per annum

Job Purpose

To undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to the discipline, contribute to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives.

For appointment at Grade 8, a substantial contribution will include leading high-quality research and knowledge exchange activities and delivering, organising and reviewing key areas of teaching and learning within the School.


The School of Social and Political Sciences seeks to augment and complement existing strengths in global economic, business, gender and/or medical history through appointment of a Lecturer in Global Inequalities. The candidate will be based in the Economic and Social History subject area, and we welcome applications from candidates with ability to work across disciplinary boundaries. The theme of inequality is already embedded in the ESH curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and research-led teaching by a new specialist member of staff will enhance this still further, in particular through delivery of core and specialist courses in the MSc in Global Economy programme; the Erasmus Mundus International Masters programme in Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL); and the MSc in History programme. Preference is for appointment of a candidate with a 20th century focus. The geographic speciality is open, although an appointment with a specialism in East Asia or the Indian subcontinent would be desirable.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop and progress externally funded individual/joint research projects of international standard either collaboratively or with the support of a mentor, as required.

2. Write up research findings/outcomes for publication in leading international journals for dissemination as appropriate, identifying potential sources and contributing to funding applications as an individual or team member.

3. Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College, including establishing a track record of high-quality publications, public engagement and developing relationships with knowledge exchange partners as appropriate.

4. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of innovative teaching on undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses within the subject area in accordance with the subject’s priorities including accepting responsibilities as course co-ordinator for one or more courses.

5. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

6. Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning. 

7. Contribute to the development of theory and practice in area of disciplinary expertise.

8. Supervise individual student projects at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level to complete within agreed timelines, and to write/ support applications for funding for future PGR students. Contribute to the supervision and training of postgraduate research students, as appropriate, to ensure their effective development

9. Take on administrative, leadership or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School.

10. Engage in professional development as appropriate to support your future career

11. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan – Inspiring People – Changing the World.  http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/

For appointment at Grade 8:

In addition to the duties and responsibilities above:

12. Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, with substantial contribution as PI or work package lead, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to disciplinary norms.


13. Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.

14. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner which supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment, making a substantial contribution to the teaching and learning activities within the School.

15. Develop new and effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, organisation, feedback and assessment.

16. Develop a growing portfolio of research outputs and activities and support early career staff in developing their own portfolio.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential:
A1: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) in the subject area or cognate field, or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience in a similar or related role.
A2: Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in the specialist discipline and of research/teaching methods and techniques to work within the subject area.
A3 Emerging national/international research profile in the subject area 
For Appointment at Grade 8:
A4: Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in the specialist discipline to develop research and teaching programmes and methodologies.
A5: Established reputation in research and teaching, including an international research profile in the subject area.
A6: Membership of relevant professional body, where appropriate.

Skills

Essential:
C1: Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.
C2: Ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area.
C3: Ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external (e.g. commercial) awareness.
C4: Ability to work on own initiative to contribute to the research and teaching activities within the subject area and wider School environment.
C5: Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate research, teaching and administrative responsibilities.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
C6: Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding, and developing early career academic colleagues.
C7: Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University, College and School.
C8: Ability to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and/or institutions in developing research.

Experience

Essential:
E1: Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
E2: Developing track record of research outputs compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
E3: Established track record of research outputs and of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.
E4: Track record of scholarship and development and delivery of teaching, and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques and methods.
E5: Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
E6: Experience of supervision of students at honours or postgraduate level
E7: Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.

Job Features

Dimensions:
Produce publications as appropriate to subject specialism within agreed timescales
Participate in the supervision of postgraduate students, including PhDs, to complete within agreed timeframes
Participate in public engagement activities
Develop and maintain relationships with knowledge exchange partners
Actively develop and extend the impact of your work with outside partners, publics and organisations
Develop and deploy effective learning and teaching resources, as agreed with relevant stakeholders, e.g. Heads of Subject/School.
Design, implement and evaluate teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as appropriate.
Actively participate in appropriate Subject/School/College and University committees.
Actively contribute to the research life of the subject area/discipline/School or interdisciplinary themes through participation in and leadership of research, knowledge exchange and impact activities. 
Actively contribute to University, College and School research strategy, attending and presenting at high profile international conference and acting as principal investigator on research grants.
Contribute to international and national research developments through membership of scholarly and advisory bodies
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Play a leading role in developing University, College and School research strategy, attending and presenting at high profile international conference and taking responsibility for key research activities within subject specialism.
Make a substantial contribution to international and national research developments through committee membership on scholarly and advisory bodies.
Design and deliver a range of courses/modules at all levels, underpinned by research/scholarship. 
Take responsibility for student supervision and supporting/coaching early career staff in the relevant subject area.

Planning and Organising
Organise workload and manage time effectively to undertake all research, teaching and administrative duties and professional activity.
Participate in the planning and implementation of research, teaching and administration at all levels within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives.
Plan, organise, deliver and evaluate learning and teaching activities and carry out assessment at a variety of levels.
Plan and prepare applications for research funding.
Plan and deliver events, e.g., seminars, conferences and knowledge exchange activities.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Play a leading role in the planning and implementation of research, teaching and administration at all levels within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives.
Undertake management of programmes and courses, as directed by the Head of School and/or the Head of Subject.

Decision Making
Prioritise work in line with agreed Subject/School objectives including assessment processes, course content and committee advice.
Take responsibility for an agreed element of planned research, demonstrating leadership and making decisions on research methodology, submission of grant applications and choice of journals for publication.
Monitor and evaluate the content and delivery of relevant teaching programmes and proactively adapt and innovate teaching to advance learning and the subject area.
Act as first point of contact for enquires from students within the subject area and provide appropriate pastoral care.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Take responsibility for an agreed research project, demonstrating leadership and making decisions on research methodology, submission of grant applications and choice of journals for publication and supervising members of research team where appropriate.
Decisions on course content, teaching methods, and applications by students; selection and liaison with External Examiners as appropriate.

Internal/External Relationships

Internal:
Exchange relevant information with the Programme Leaders, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Directors, Heads of Subject and other relevant staff to ensure that School strategic objectives are met and that University protocols relating to quality assurance and programme enhancement are enacted.
Develop effective relationships with students and provide advice and support conducive to enhancing their academic engagement and learning, and, where relevant, seek advice from the University’s Student Support Services. 
Develop effective relationships with academic and administrative colleagues in order to facilitate information exchange and to encourage effective research and teaching.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Develop effective relationships with academic colleagues for advice, providing support and guidance to early career academics as appropriate.

External: 
Interaction with academic colleagues in other Universities (including external examiners) both nationally and internationally, and professional organisations to support exchange and collaboration.
Interaction with knowledge exchange partners both nationally and internationally to support shared collaborative activities
Develop the impact of your work through engagement with policy makers, practitioners and wider organisations
Participate in a range of student recruitment activities and build relationships with prospective students, as appropriate.
Engage with Research Councils, charitable bodies and other external sources of research funding.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Play a leading role in arranging and participating in student recruitment activities and support early career staff in building relationships with prospective students, as appropriate.

Problem Solving
Propose alternative strategies and negotiate alternative arrangements in overcoming any problems. 
Resolve issues of an academic nature arising in relation to research/teaching.
Provide advice to students and resolve issues or redirect as appropriate in order to provide effective pastoral care.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Play a leading role in supporting early career staff and in providing pastoral care to students, resolving issues as they arise.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 7/8, £35,210 – £39,610/43,266 – £50,132 per annum.

This post is open ended and full time.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. 

Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/

Vacancy Reference: 027576; Closing Date: 22 August 2019.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.