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Lecturer in Modern History (post-1800)

University of York - Department of History

Location: York
Salary: £44,263 to £54,395 a year.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th February 2024
Closes: 14th March 2024
Job Ref: 13098

Role Description
The Department of History is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in modern history (post-1800), whose research focuses on either South Asia, or the Asia-Pacific, or the connections between these regions; applicants possessing knowledge of the languages and cultures of India may be preferred.

The post is offered on an open (ART) contract from September 2024.

You will have been awarded a PhD in an area of history relevant to the post and ideally hold an appropriate teaching qualification. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for, and experience of, designing and delivering modules informed by their research interests. Applicants should seek to demonstrate how their interests and experience would contribute to one or more of our Stage One ‘World History’ modules, our existing range of Stage Three Special Subjects and our Masters programmes and options.

Academic staff in the Department are internationally renowned for their research. We are active participants in the interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Studies and the York Asia Research Network. In the Borthwick Institute for Archives, York possesses unique research collections.

Role

  • To develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects that generate impact.
  • To lead on and/or contribute to the production of research outputs and grant applications.
  • To design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules and/or within a particular programme or subject area.
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • You will have a PhD in History or a cognate discipline relevant to the post. You should also hold an appropriate teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
  • You will have specialist knowledge in your subject area, enabling you to design, develop & deliver teaching appropriate to students in History. You will have experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will have the ability to supervise students at all levels.
  • You will have the ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals that complement and enhance the department's research strategy. You will be able to evidence your ability to disseminate your research findings as high-quality outputs, and at conferences and other appropriate events.
  • You will have excellent IT communication skills, with the ability to engage with wide ranging audiences using a range of media. You will have an interest in developing impact beyond academia.

For informal enquiries, please contact the History Administrative Manager, Laura Hurst (laura.hurst@york.ac.uk) in the first instance. Interviews are likely to take place in late April 2024.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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