Lecturer in Holocaust History

Southampton, United Kingdom
£43,155 to £54,421 Per annum
15 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £43,155 to £54,421 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2213723AR

The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Southampton is a community of scholars, archivists, librarians and students from different disciplines. The institute is named after the Reverend Dr James Parkes, who campaigned, as early as the 1920s, against the rise of racist nationalism in Europe. One of the key aspects of the Parkes Institute’s activities is to continue, through research, education and public engagement, the fight against antisemitism and all forms of racism.

The role 

The Parkes Institute and History are launching an MA Holocaust History in October 2023 and are seeking to recruit a lecturer in Holocaust history. The MA will draw upon the extensive primary source collections held at the Parkes Library and Jewish archive collections. The new lecturer will be asked to contribute to the teaching of Parkes and History modules. These may include: the History BA core modules and option modules such as Jewish Life and Death in Europe (Y1), Responses to the Holocaust (Y2), Special Subject on the Holocaust (Y3), and modules on the new MA. You will also contribute to the life and administrative running of History and the Parkes Institute. 

About you

You will have a PhD in Holocaust history and/or expertise in Jewish history and culture, cultural history, heritage, memory, and Holocaust education. You will demonstrate a commitment to education and an ability to bring your own research to bear on the enhancement of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will be an active researcher, in the field of Holocaust history, with recognition at a national and level. You will have well-defined plans for the next REF. We value collegiality, enthusiasm, and a keenness for interdisciplinary work is an advantage. 

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. 

With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference 2213723AR on all correspondence.