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Lecturer in Modern History

University of Aberdeen - School of Divinity, History & Philosophy

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £40,792 to £48,676 Grade 7 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th February 2019
Closes: 7th March 2019
Job Ref: DHP073A

The University of Aberdeen wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Modern History. The main purpose of this role is to contribute to the activities of the Research Institute of Scottish and Irish Studies, to carry out first class research, and to contribute to the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Modern History, with a particular focus on Scottish history in context.

The main purpose of this appointment is to carry out first-class research as well as to contribute to the wider research environment of both the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy and the university at large. Further, it is to play an active role in the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies and to contribute to the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Scottish and general history. An important part of this post will be participation in the continuing development and delivery of an on-line master’s programme in Scottish heritage.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable evidence of research and/or teaching interests in the post-1750 history of Scotland in a broad context. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Scots abroad, Scotland’s relationship with Ireland, or Scotland’s role in the wider world. Applicants should have completed, or be nearing completion of, a PhD in a relevant field, have experience of teaching in higher education, and have an academic publishing profile of demonstrable excellence.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£40,792 - £48,676 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark ( for further information.

Online application forms are available at

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Thomas Weber, Head of History

01224 27 3539

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Weber.

Please quote reference number DHP073A on all correspondence

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 7 March 2019.

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