JH Plumb College Lectureship and Fellowship in History

University of Cambridge

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for a College Lectureship in any field of British or continental European history since 1500, associated with a Fellowship of Christ’s College.  The major part of the funding for this post has been supplied by generosity of the Glenfield Trust to mark the centenary of Sir John Plumb’s birth.    The Glenfield Trust was established in 2002 under the will of Sir John Plumb and its primary objective is to support education at Christ’s College.

The Lectureship is intended to provide a valuable development opportunity for a fixed term to an individual at the beginning of his or her academic career to allow him or her to build teaching skills, a publication record and other academic activity with a view to obtaining a University appointment in Cambridge or elsewhere. Tenable from 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2022 or for a similar period with dates to be agreed, this post is not renewable or extendable.

The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge and will be elected to a Fellowship of the College. He or she will be expected to undertake at least six hours of small-group teaching per week for the College during Full Term (equivalent to 120 hours per academic year), to act when required as Director of Studies in History, to engage in research and publication, and to undertake other College offices or duties appropriate to an early-career appointment if asked to do so. Candidates should normally be able to teach a wide range of topics within the general fields indicated above. The Fellow may, at his or her discretion, give additional College teaching (beyond 120 hours per annum) which would be remunerated at the normal hourly rates for College supervision.

The stipend is the equivalent to spine point 42 on the University’s single salary spine, currently, £32,548. The Fellow will be a member of the College’s Governing Body and will be expected to sit on a number of College committees. The privileges of a Fellowship include seven free meals per week, the possibility of limited financial support for research expenses, a study room for teaching and other academic purposes, and possibly single-occupancy residential accommodation in College. The stipend is subject to a reduction if the Fellow chooses to reside in College.

Further particulars are available at www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jobs.  Applications (there are no forms) should be sent to masters-assistant@‌christs.‌cam.‌ac.uk to arrive no later than Monday 29th January 2018 including a curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, publications and experience, and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees.  Candidates must arrange for their referees to send their reference directly to masters-assistant@christs.cam.ac.uk so that references are received by the closing date of Monday 29th January 2018.  Short-listed candidates may be asked for copies of written work and may be invited for interview, to be held on Friday 16th February 2018.

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