History Department Hiring Criteria

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Dear University of Bristol,

I am studying the different hiring criteria for history departments in the UK. I would like to see any documentation that interviewers use during the hiring process for any academic position within the history department, especially any criteria which weights how important is a candidate's teaching experience, publication record, public impact, conference attendance, or professional service.

Yours faithfully,

John Fox

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Dear Mr Fox
Further to your recent Freedom of Information request, please see the
University's response below: 
​I am studying the different hiring criteria for history departments in
the UK. I would like to see any documentation that interviewers use during
the hiring process for any academic position within the history
department, especially any criteria which weights how important is a
candidate's teaching experience, publication record, public impact,
conference attendance, or professional service.
The scoring criteria in relation to new appointments in our Department of
History are listed below:

* Lectureships is (out of 40) Research 20 Teaching 10 Other 10  

* Teaching Associates - typically fixed term teaching specific contracts
 (out of 100) Teaching 50, Research Trajectory 20, Communication and
Interpersonal Skills 30

* The most recent Professorial appointment in History was also for a
Head of School and focused on: 

(i) Developing and sustaining a clear vision for the School (Good
knowledge and appreciation of University procedures and ability to
multitask;
(ii) good understanding of UK and international HE environment;
(iii) capacity to oversee efficient deployment of staff and use of
financial and physical resources; 
(iv) outstanding international reputation for academic excellence in a
field of specialism within humanities.
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