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Philip Nicholas Lecturer in Maritime History

University of Plymouth - Faculty of Arts & Humanities - School of Humanities & Performing Arts

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £34,189 to £48,677 per annum - Grade 7/8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th January 2019
Closes: 25th February 2019
Job Ref: A6378

The department of History and Art History is seeking to expand and enhance our provision of maritime/naval history by recruiting a committed individual with expertise in and successful undergraduate teaching in the field (any period/region post 1450). Maritime history is one of the most popular areas of study and research among our undergraduate and postgraduate students. This is a new post and you will be expected to design and develop new maritime history modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, and will work effectively both independently and as part of a team with colleagues, students, and internal and external associates.

The post requires:

  • A first degree in History or a cognate discipline and PhD in History;
  • The ability to teach across the undergraduate and postgraduate History curriculum, with a particular focus on maritime/naval History;
  • Experience of academic administration responsibilities;
  • Excellent academic and pastoral support for students;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively in a team and to take initiative.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Elaine Murphy, Associate Head of School: History and Art History, School of Humanities and Performing Arts by telephone on 01752 585119 (School Office) or by email

Closing date:  12 Midnight, Monday 25th February 2019.

Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 12th March 2019.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

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