Lecturer A in Early Modern History

Birkbeck, University of London - Academic

Job Description

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) invites applications for a Lectureship in Early Modern History. We seek to appoint an outstanding scholar working on any aspect of the period c.1500-1750. Applicants should ideally have completed their doctorate in History, and they should have a research record that shows clear evidence of outstanding potential to contribute to the national and international profile of the Department.

HCA has a longstanding commitment to research-led teaching. Experience of teaching at undergraduate level is expected, but experience in lecturing and conducting seminars at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels is desirable. The person appointed will engage in scholarly research and publication; take responsibility for organization, supervision and teaching in the broad field of Early Modern history at undergraduate and postgraduate level; supervise postgraduate students; and participate in Departmental, School and College administration as required.

HCA has a long and distinguished record as a centre of research and teaching excellence. In the REF 2014, HCA was ranked seventh among all History departments in Britain (Times Higher Education research intensity table), with 85% of its research portfolio deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. As part of its plans for strategic development, and in accordance with its commitment to excellence in research and teaching across broad temporal and geographic ranges, an exceptional candidate will be appointed to this full-time, open-ended post in Early Modern History, to begin in September 2017.

For further information about the Department, please visit: www.bbk.ac.uk/history/

Further Information

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3 years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

Interviews will be held in February 2017.

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Fredrick Anscombe, Assistant Dean (Email: f.anscombe@bbk.ac.uk).

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, operating the Two Ticks scheme, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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