Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History

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 have recently established coverage of ancient history and the history of art and architecture and we are now embarking on establishing early modern history and the history of ideas and political thought.

Our ideal candidate for this position will have a developing or developed research profile in early modern history, which will allow him or her to be returned to the next REF, and will be an outstanding HE teacher. He or she will also take a leading role in developing relationships with local and regional heritage bodies and agencies, notably the National Civil War Centre in nearby Newark. We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate expertise in the history of ideas or political thought.

The successful candidate at the rank of senior lecturer 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. He or she may have a profile that helps in further strengthening links between history and conservation within the School.

Lincoln is a wonderful city for scholars of all periods. It is home to Britain’s finest cathedral and a recently-restored Norman castle. There are excellent local museums and galleries with early modern holdings. The Collection has a remarkable collection to which our students and staff have access. The School itself offers a friendly and welcoming working environment. There is a strong collaborative research culture within the school with regular seminars and ongoing support for research activity, including funding for research and conference activities and a research leave scheme.

This is a full-time (1.0FTE) permanent position offering employment from 1 January 2017 or as soon afterwards as possible. The successful candidate will undertake to validate modules to run in academic year 2017-18.

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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