Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in European History since 1848 Northumbria University - Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary: £33,242 to £47,328
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Placed on: 24th April 2015
Closes: 25th May 2015
Job Ref: ADS14/27

The Department of Humanities embraces five subject areas: History, Literature, American Studies, Creative Writing, and Linguistics. The Department currently contains 70 staff who deliver programmes to around 1000 students. The Department is proud of its reputation for delivering first-class teaching on programmes which have been recognised for their excellence over the years by HEFCE and QAA. In recent years our provision has been strongly endorsed by our own students through the NSS.

In recent years we have been one of the fastest-growing History groups in the UK. The History group comprioses of 28 staff who are highly research-active, with notable recent successes in winning research funding from AHRC, Wellcome, Nuffield, and ESRC. As a consequence of strategic investment by the University and Faculty, we made a strong submission to the 2014 REF, improving markedly on our performance in the last RAE, jumping over 40 places in the overall rankings with research outputs ranked in the top 20.

As a member of the History team, you will be committed to high-quality research and enterprise, and excellence in learning, teaching, and assessment. In the role you will have opportunities to develop and consolidate existing research interests, with a view to making an active contribution to the REF; participate in multi-and inter-disciplinary initiatives within the wider Department of Humanities and beyond; generate research income through supported bids to national research councils and other funding bodies; build and strengthen external partnerships; be alert to impact opportunities; and contribute generally to the Department’s vibrant research culture. In teaching, the successful candidate will consolidate and help expand our undergraduate teaching provision by contributing to core modules across the degree; develop new research-led modules (including special subjects for the final year of our BA degrees); teach at postgraduate level on our MA and MRes programmes; and attract and supervise PGR students.

You will have a strong record in both research and teaching, a developing track record of successful bidding and will make a make a significant contribution to the work of the History team. Awareness of and involvement in research impact outside of academia is also a requirement. Applicants with an interest in digital history are encouraged to apply

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Sylvia Ellis, Acting Head of Department, on 0191 2273736.

To download an Application Form please visit here

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing Date: 25th May 2015 at noon

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