|Salary:||£35,333 to £43,414 per annum (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||23rd September 2022|
|Closes:||20th October 2022|
This fixed-term post is to provide teaching cover for Undergraduate and MA courses in Early Modern History and in Public History. The successful candidate will be required to teach the Level Two option module HST2522 ‘Gender and the Georgians: Sex and Society in Britain 1714-1837’, and the MA option module HST6087 ‘Before Facebook: Social Networks in History’. You will also be asked to teach on the Level Two core module ‘The Uses of History’ and to lecture on the Level One survey module ‘The Disenchantment of Early Modern Europe’.
You will join a dynamic core team of early modern historians that includes Dr Michael Bennett (plantation slavery, colonial trade and finance), Professor Michael Braddick (early modern England), Dr Kate Davison (social and cultural history of Britain in the long eighteenth century), Dr Tom Leng (seventeenth century commercial discourse, practice and policies), Dr Erin Maglaque (early modern cultural and social history), Professor Anthony Milton (politics and religion in early modern England, Ireland and Europe), Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock (Indigenous, especially Aztec-Mexica, Spanish American and Atlantic History), Dr James Shaw (early modern social history), and Professor Phil Withington (social and cultural history of England, Ireland and the wider world). There are also numerous thematic clusters and centres in the Department and across the University in which to participate, including the Department’s five thematic research hubs (Body and Mind, Migration and Identity, Transmission of Ideas, Slavery, and Political Engagement), the Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies (SCEMS), and Medical Humanities Sheffield.
You will have teaching and research strengths within your field and will be expected to contribute to the Department’s presence within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the wider University and, through outreach and knowledge exchange, in Sheffield and beyond. The willingness to communicate to a variety of audiences beyond the purely academic is also useful for this position.
The Department of History is one of the most active centres for historical research in the country, with a distinguished record of internationally outstanding and innovative historical research. We also have a vibrant postgraduate research culture, and our expertise in applying digital technology to historical research informs scholarship and teaching at every level. We teach the history of all periods from antiquity to the present day, taking in Europe, Africa, South and East Asia, and the Americas, and attract highly qualified undergraduate and MA students.
We have an international reputation for high quality and innovative learning and teaching, delivered by staff who are both committed to providing an outstanding student experience and who are at the cutting edge of research in their own disciplines. The Department of History is regularly ranked highly in the National Student Survey and we pride ourselves on our commitment to a diverse curriculum, small classes and research-led teaching. Like the rest of the University of Sheffield we are deeply committed to public outreach and to making our environment accessible for anyone able and willing to make the most of the opportunities available. We are also a friendly department with good relations between academics and support staff that welcomes applications from all ethnic and social groups.
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