Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Modern British History)

Manchester Metropolitan University - Department of History, Politics, and Philosophy

Salary Band: Grade 8 (£34,520 to £39,992) or Grade 9 (£41,212 to £47,722).

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's largest and most popular Universities. The Department of History, Politics, and Philosophy, situated within the Arts & Humanities Faculty, is one of the largest centres for historical research in the north of England. The History team is a highly professional and collegiate group who have been proactive in establishing innovative programmes of study to serve the needs of a 700+ undergraduate and postgraduate student population.


You will help in growing the History section of the Department, contributing to research development; mentoring junior staff; and providing high-quality teaching and supervision at undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels. The Department is a collegial one, with an emphasis on mutual support, and organised around the principle of working together as a team to achieve the University’s strategic objectives (https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/about-us/our-strategy/). We offer a stimulating environment for an exceptional scholar along with an excellent level of staff development and research support.

Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant should have a background in modern British History and a proven ability to teach undergraduates and postgraduates in this area effectively. Applicants with specialisms in post-war social history and/or public history are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must also be a scholar with a recognised record of achievement in research as demonstrated by publications that are REF 2021 eligible and world-class in terms of originality, significance, and rigour. S/he will also have experience in applying for external grants and building external partnerships. The appointed candidate must also be collegial and a team-player, with an ability to mentor and nurture the talents of others to the benefit of the Department and University as a whole. The anticipated start date for the successful applicant is summer 2018.

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