Two Lectureships in History c.1450 - c.1830

The University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - History

We are seeking to appoint two specialists working on any aspect of history in the period between c. 1450 and c. 1830, and with expertise in one or more of the following geographical regions: Continental Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australasia. We are looking for candidates who are outstanding academic teachers, have strong track records of internationally excellent publications, and are able to offer clear evidence of the potential for future development at the highest level. The appointments will be made with a view to enhancing opportunities for collaborative teaching and research with other colleagues, including those whose regional expertise is not in any of the geographical areas listed. The appointees will be expected to teach across the full range of History undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. They will contribute to teaching on pre-honours courses, including two or more of the following: Early Modern History: a Connected World; The Making of the Modern World; Global Connections since 1450; The Global Economy since 1750; The Historian’s Toolkit; and Introduction to Historiography. They will offer Honours courses and postgraduate courses in the history of the period between about 1450 and 1830, as well as supervising postgraduate research students, including doctoral students.

These positions are both Full time (35 hours per week) and open ended with a start date of 3 September 2018.

The role is grade UE08 and attracts an annual salary of £39,992 to £47,722.

The closing date for this post is Thursday 4 January 2018 at 5pm (GMT)

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, disability, nationality and citizenship status, religion, sexual orientation or transgender status.
Our School is committed to Athena SWAN principles and we welcome applications from women and BME candidates, who are currently under-represented in this area. All appointments will be made on merit.

The appointees will be expected to conduct research and publish within their own fields. They should also demonstrate the potential for developing cross- and inter-disciplinary collaborative projects within the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology; with other parts of the University; and with HEIs in the UK and internationally. They will be expected to submit high-quality applications to secure external research funding. In particular, we are seeking to encourage joint funding applications with colleagues in one or more of the following Centres, Groups, and Networks: the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Intellectual History Research Group, the Global and Transnational History Research Group, the Gender History Network, the Eighteenth-Century and Enlightenment Studies Network, and the History of Medicine, Science, and Technology Network. The successful candidates will also contribute to the administration of the Subject Area and the School, and provide pastoral care and guidance to students. All newly appointed academic staff are expected to work towards a qualification in teaching in higher education.

Start Date: 3rd September 2018

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