The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Public History, the appointment will be at a level that is commensurate with the abilities and experience of the successful candidate. The post is based in the Department of History, Heslington, and is available from September 2020.
You will play a leading role in the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) and in developing its intellectual agenda in the areas of both teaching and research. It is expected that you will design and deliver teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, particularly, but not exclusively, in the area of Public History. You will also undertake academic supervision of students; take responsibility for carrying out individual or collaborative research projects, leading to publications, grant funding and other research outcomes, as well as undertaking relevant administrative and managerial duties.
You will play a leading role in the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) and in developing its intellectual agenda, demonstrating research and teaching expertise that will enable you to direct the area of public history across the department. You will be responsible for designing and delivering teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, particularly, but not exclusively, in the area of Public History. You will also supervise, mentor and guide the work of staff and research students and be expected to lead on and/or contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes and to undertake effectively administrative and managerial duties.
You should have a PhD in a cognate discipline relevant to the post, and ideally hold an appropriate teaching qualification. An emerging publication record in a relevant field is essential, as is proven experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate, and preferably, postgraduate level in an area of Public History relevant to the post.
You should have a PhD in a cognate discipline relevant to the post, and an excellent track record in public history. A strong publication record in a relevant field is essential, as well as outstanding abilities and achievements in scholarship and research at a national and international level. It is expected that you will have proven experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an area of Public History relevant to the post. You should also ideally hold an appropriate teaching qualification.
At both Lecturer and Senior Lecturer level, the Department welcomes candidates who can add an international aspect to the British focus of the department’s public historians and who might develop interdisciplinary approaches or innovative methodologies in areas such as community and oral history. We welcome applications from candidates working on the sensitive and marginalized histories of: disability, migration, sexuality, race, gender, religion and the environment.
The Department particularly welcomes applications from female and / or BME applicants. We are also open to considering applications for flexible working.
The closing date is midnight on 24 November 2019
For informal enquiries: please email Professor Lawrence Black, Head of Department
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