Lecturer in Early Modern European History (1450-1700)

University of Kent - School of History

If your research interests lie in any field of European History in the period 1450-1700 (excluding Britain), you are on course to make a significant contribution to REF2021 and you have proven experience of research-led teaching in a Higher Education context, we would welcome your application for this lectureship opportunity at Kent.

You will join a large, thriving School which is recognised as one of the leading history departments in the country and consistently scores highly in student surveys of teaching quality. We have a lively doctoral student cohort, and you would be expected to contribute to the MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and to become an integral member of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS), a multi-disciplinary Faculty Centre.

You will be able to demonstrate a flair for teaching, a willingness to work innovatively to help develop Early Modern History at Kent, and a keenness to participate actively with the public engagement and impact activities of the School and its external partners. A research specialism in either France, Spain, the Dutch Republic or the Holy Roman Empire is of particular interest.

If you have the qualifications, experience and expertise we are looking for, the School, the Centre and city of Canterbury can offer a supportive and inspirational environment in which to work.

The School of History at the University of Kent is dedicated to excellence in research, learning and teaching. The School contains twenty nine full-time academic staff, half of whom have been appointed since 2001. The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) placed the School 8th nationally for Research Intensity, and our students work alongside lecturers and tutors who are not just excellent teachers, but world-class researchers actively working at the forefront of their chosen field.

Established in 1965, the University of Kent – the UK’s European university – now has almost 20,000 students across campuses or study centres at Canterbury, Medway, Tonbridge, Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome. It has been ranked: 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017; 23rd in The Complete University Guide 2017 and 23rd in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. Kent is ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014). It has world-leading research in all subjects and 97% of its research is deemed by the REF to be of international quality. In the National Student Survey 2016, Kent achieved the fourth highest score for overall student satisfaction, out of all publicly funded, multi-faculty universities.

Further Information

Interviews are to be held: 31 January 2017

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process please contact Teresa Bubb at T.C.Bubb@kent.ac.uk.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

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