Lecturer in Medieval History c. 400-1100

University of Kent - School of History

The School of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Early Medieval History (c. 400-1100). We welcome applications from all interested individuals in any field of British and/or European and/or Mediterranean History, within this time period. An interdisciplinary approach to these research fields and experience of teaching graduate students are desirable.

You will have a flair for teaching, a willingness to work innovatively to help develop teaching and research interests in early medieval history at Kent, and an enthusiasm to participate actively with public engagement and impact activities

You will join a large, thriving School, which is recognised as one of the leading departments in the UK and consistently scores highly in student surveys for teaching quality.

As Lecturer in Medieval History you will:

  • Devise and teach popular early medieval modules from stage 1 to MA level
  • Develop you research area to attract international recognition, research grants and PhD students
  • Undertake administrative roles which advance the interests of the School, Faculty and University
  • Become active and valued public and cultural engagement, outreach and, in due course, impact.

To be successful in this role you will have

  • A PhD in History or related area or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Early Medieval history circa 400-1100
  • Experience of research-led teaching of Early Medieval History in a HE context
  • A strong submission for the 2021 REF

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. The School currently offers a range of undergraduate programmes. In recent years it has received consistently high ratings of over 90% student satisfaction for its undergraduate teaching in the National Student Survey. At postgraduate level, it offers MAs by coursework or research, an M.Sc and a full PhD programme.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 6 July 2017

Closing date for applications: 01 September 2017

Interviews are to be held: 18 September 2017

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: HUM0790

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 cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered

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

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