Lecturer in Russian History

London (Greater) (GB)
£40,386 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job description

The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Russian History, tenable for 36 months full-time from 1 September 2023, to cover for Professor Stephen Lovell during a period of externally funded leave.

The post-holder will be responsible for teaching the second-year undergraduate module Russia in the Age of Anna Karenina and the final-year Special Subject The Culture of Politics in Revolutionary Russia. In addition, you will teach on the first-year module Historical Skills, Sources and Approaches, as well as making contributions to the MA in Modern History. You will also be expected to contribute to the administration and pastoral provision of the Department of History.

Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in Russian history of the tsarist, revolutionary or early Soviet period and the ability to teach the modules outlined above. Candidates should have submitted a PhD by the date of appointment.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented in the Department of History. All applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act are welcomed.

This post will be offered on a full time, fixed term contract for 36 months from 1st September 2023.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver team-taught and specialized teaching at all levels of UG curriculum  
  • Contribute to MA teaching and supervision 
  • Contribute to administrative and pastoral provision in the Department of History 
  • Conduct research on Russian History 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria 

1.       PhD in Russian history submitted 

2.       Excellent research expertise in Russian history 

3.       Ability to convene, teach and assess modules relating to Russian history across the undergraduate curriculum 

4.       Ability to engage students and support their learning 

5.       Demonstrable administrative and interpersonal skills, a collaborative ethos, and capacity for team-working 

6.       Strong track record in research relative to career stage 

7.       Experience of teaching and supporting students at UG level 

8.       Ability to teach the modules listed in the role profile 

Desirable criteria 

1.       Experience of teaching and supporting students at PG level 

Further information

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in May. The selection process will include a presentation to the interview panel. 

To assist in the shortlisting process, applicants should make clear in their supporting statement how they meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of their skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependents).

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