Lecturer in Early Modern British History and Material Culture

University of Lincoln - College of Arts - School of History and Heritage

The School of History and Heritage is based in the College of Arts, located at the University’s main Brayford campus beside a natural pool in the River Witham with a view dominated by the magnificent Cathedral. School teaching and research staff currently represent the disciplines of history and conservation and deliver a portfolio of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees. We are expanding our portfolio of programmes at BA and MA level.

History is taught as an undergraduate BA, and there are also two thriving taught MA programmes in History and Medieval Studies and a growing number of PhD students. There is a strong team of historians with particular strengths in medieval, Mediterranean, gender and 20th century history (Britain and Europe). The team performed very well in REF 2014 with 35% of outputs rated 4*. In the latest NSS Lincoln History was rated in the top three departments nationally in all categories, including first in the average of all scores. Lincoln also offers BA and MA degrees in conservation of cultural heritage. Lincoln Conservation (including Crick Smith), a leading conservation consultancy, is based in the School. We are seeking to add expertise in early modern history, including the history of idea and political thought, and in early modern material culture.

Our ideal candidate for this position, which will run from 1 January 2017 (or as near afterwards as possible) for up to 18 months, will have a developing research profile in early modern British history and material culture, which will allow him or her to be returned to the next REF, and the potential to become an outstanding HE teacher. He or she will also develop relationships with local and regional heritage bodies and agencies, notably the National Civil War Centre in nearby Newark.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the School’s curriculum development, introducing modules that address areas popular with our growing body of undergraduate historians (for example Tudors and Stuarts, The English Civil War). He or she may also contribute to the development of modules in related areas, according to expertise. These may, but need not, include one or more of the following: visual and material culture; the history of architecture; historical archaeology; cultural and heritage management (in association with the business school). He or she may have a profile that helps in further strengthening links between history and conservation within the School.

This is a full-time (1.0FTE) temporary position offering employment for up to 18 months, from 1 January 2017 until 30 June 2018.

For further information or to apply online please visit our website at http://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/

If you have any queries please email jobs@lincoln.ac.uk or telephone 01522 886 775. Please quote the job reference number and title in all correspondence.

Closing date: 9 November 2016

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