Jan Palmowski started his career at the University of Oxford before moving to King’s College London, where he taught on European politics and EU integration in the Department of European and International Studies. He won a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board (2001-4), and won a King’s College London Teaching Excellence Award in 2007. He became a Professor of Contemporary History in 2009, having published articles and monographs on the history and politics of Germany.
Jan became Head of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2008-12) at King’s College London before moving to the University of Warwick as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and Academic Vice-President. His international engagements include membership of the Strategy Commission of the German Science Council since 2013, and the Excellence Commission’s joint expert group (from 2016). Jan became the Guild’s first Secretary-General upon its creation, on 1 June 2016.