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Queen Mary Lectureships/Senior Lectureships and IHSS Fellows - QMUL26749

Queen Mary University of London - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

About the role
We welcome applications for up to 25 lectureship/senior lectureship positions in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. This major investment in the humanities and social sciences at Queen Mary University of London is open to candidates seeking a permanent position who can demonstrate that they are able to build on our existing strengths and add strategic, additional capacity to our core areas of expertise. They offer a career route to enhance the appointees’ development.

The first three years are supported by the University’s Strategic Fund during which time the appointees will have additional research time both to work within their host School(s) and develop interdisciplinary initiatives as Fellows of the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS). Upon successful completion of a three-year probation the appointee will be confirmed in post and will be wholly located in their host School, but with opportunities to continue to collaborate on research across the Faculty and beyond. Cross-School appointments will be considered where appropriate.

About you
Successful candidates are expected to enhance and shape the intellectual agenda of the Institute, including where appropriate cross-Faculty initiatives such as University Research Institutes. It is expected that many applicants may already be in possession of external funded scholarships (or research grants) and may wish to bring these to Queen Mary University of London in the context of obtaining a permanent post. This should be made clear within the application.

About us
We are interested in strengthening our research profile across the humanities and social sciences in our eight academic Schools (Business and Management; Economics and Finance; English and Drama; Geography; History; Law and Commercial Law; Languages, Linguistics and Film; Politics and International Relations) and across the following thematic areas (further details of focus areas identified within and between individual Schools can be found here):

  • Environment, sustainability and climate
  • Public humanities and public policy
  • Big data and digital humanities
  • Health and well-being
  • Equalities, inequalities and diversity

Application process
Candidate applications should consist of a completed online application form and an accompanying CV of no more than five A4 sides.

Within the 5,000 character limit, the application should:

  • Briefly summarise their research.
  • Explain how it fits with existing strengths at Queen Mary University of London.
  • Set out a plan for how their research and their research grant strategy will be developed further over the next three years, including in relation to the development of interdisciplinary initiatives (including the IHSS).
  • Identify a primary and a secondary academic School within the Faculty their research and interests align with.

More information can be found in the Job Pack, which can be viewed here.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The posts are predominately based at our Mile End campus in London. They are full-time, permanent appointments with an expected start in September 2022.The starting salary for Lecturers will be Grade 5, in the range of £43,069 - £45,479 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance. The starting salary for Senior Lecturers will be grade 7 in the range of £56,678 - £63,351.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic and other applicants who are currently under-represented in the Faculty.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to

To apply for the role, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 7th January 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held from February 2022.

The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN award for advancing gender equality, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and offers a number of development programmes including Springboard, Aurora and B-Mentor.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality.

Location: London
Salary: £43,069 to £63,351 per annum. See advert text for details.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th November 2021
Closes: 7th January 2022
Job Ref: QMUL26749
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