Lecturer (History – Public Heritage)

Manchester Metropolitan University - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Website: manmetjobs.mmu.ac.uk/jobs

Average weekly working hours: 37

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a unique environment where Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences sit alongside the Manchester School of Art and the Manchester Fashion Institute. Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities, including digital and technical workshops, studios and gallery spaces designed to enhance learning and collaboration.

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.

This is a permanent, full-time Lecturer post in the field of Public Heritage at Manchester Metropolitan University, created in cooperation with the Manchester-based People’s History Museum (http://www.phm.org.uk). For the first 5 years, the post is a jointly shared one between Manchester Metropolitan and The People’s History Museum, with responsibilities split in such a way that the successful candidate would spend fifty percent of their time in the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy and fifty percent at the People’s History Museum. After 5 years, the post will revert fully to the Department. In this role you will help in growing the History section of the Department, contributing to research development 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.  This opportunity will be offered on a permanent, full time basis of 37 hours.

You will have a background in modern British social history and experience in the field of public history and heritage with a proven ability to teach undergraduates and post-graduates in this area effectively. Applicants with specialisms in post-war social history and/or public history are particularly encouraged to apply. You 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. You will have experience in applying for external grants and building external partnerships. As a collegial, team-player you'll have the 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 April 2018.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. 

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