Lecturer in Twentieth-Century British History

£33797 - £40322 per annum
May 12, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jun 11, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Durham University

Durham University is one of the world's top universities, and comprises a welcoming and vibrant international community. Durham is an exceptional place in which to base your career. Our strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences see us listed as a top 5 UK and top 100 global university with our students and our academics sitting at the heart of delivering our ground-breaking work. As part of our ambitious strategy we are growing and we look forward to welcoming your application.

The Department

The Department of History at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the fixed term role of Lecturer until 31 August 2023. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of twentieth-century British history. We are particularly eager to hear from those with interests in the post-1945 period.

The Department of History is widely recognized as a leading centre of historical research and teaching, consistently ranking in the top three UK History departments in league tables. More information about the Department is available at http://www.dur.ac.uk/history/.

Lecturers (Fixed term) at Durham

The role of a fixed term Lecturer at Durham provides the opportunity to deliver outstanding education and research within an inclusive and supportive environment that is staffed by world class colleagues. Lecturers will be supported to develop their academic careers by training and financial support in research and education, guided by a designated mentor.

The primary focus of this role is on research and teaching but there will also be the opportunity to engage in wider citizenship within the University and beyond.

This role of Lecturer is for a fixed term of 36 months to provide cover for a colleague who has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Fellowship. It is not anticipated that this post would be extended beyond the initial fixed term.

Lecturer in Twentieth-Century British History

Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of twentieth-century British history, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate commitment to these key principles as part of the assessment process.

The post-holder will be expected to design and teach a special subject, contribute towards team-taught modules in Modern British History, undertake some undergraduate and MA dissertation supervision and, where appropriate, carry out other teaching duties specified by the Head of Department.