Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in American History x 2

University of Kent - School of History

The School of History at Kent is inviting applications for two posts in American History to enhance its exceptionally strong teaching and research profile, as part of an expansion in this subject area that reflects thriving undergraduate numbers.

You will have a flair for teaching and ideally be able to demonstrate a strong publication portfolio, external grant capture plans and a keen interest in public engagement and impact. An outstanding scholar, you will be on course to make a significant contribution to REF2021 and have a willingness to play a full and active part in the interdisciplinary Centre for American Studies.

Applications from specialists in any field of American History are welcome, but the School is particularly keen to enhance its coverage of nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, and would encourage you to apply if your interests are in the history of race, gender and social history, politics and international relations and history of war.

We particularly welcome applications from female and BME candidates as they are under-represented at this level within the School of History.

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in American History you will:

  • be engaged in high quality research;
  • teach and convene undergraduate and postgraduate modules in American history;
  • perform administrative roles in the School and the Centre for American Studies.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a PhD in History or American Studies (with History focus) or equivalent;
  • experience of research-led teaching of American History in a higher education context;
  • a strong submission of high-quality research publications for REF 2021;
  • the ability to contribute to and organise research seminars, workshops and conferences.

School of History
The School of History at the University of Kent is dedicated to excellence in research, learning and teaching. The School contains thirty-one 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 and at postgraduate level, it offers MAs by coursework or research, an M.Sc. and a full PhD programme.

Further Information
Start date for applications: 7 March 2018

Closing date for applications: 5 April 2018

Interviews are to be held: 24 and 25 April 2018

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the job description and apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process please contact the Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: HUM0843.

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 sent directly to the department 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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