Senior Lecturer in History or American Studies

York, North Yorkshire (GB)
£38,833 to £49,149 per annum
03 May 2018
End of advertisement period
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary - £38,833 - £49,149 per annum (plus £3,000 allowance per annum if appointed as Subject Director)

Full time, permanent position

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

Significant investment in our campus and facilities, the development of forward-thinking new partnerships and an enhanced range of contemporary courses have helped make us the fastest growing University in the U.K. over the past two years.

Now we are building on that achievement, developing a new strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region.

We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our Academic expertise as our greatest asset and investing in enabling this expertise to thrive.

As a Stonewall Top 100 employer and holder of the Social Enterprise Gold Mark for Responsible Business Practice, our strength lies in the supportive, inclusive network that exists within our team: renowned for our friendly, progressive environment, we will nurture your potential so that you can accomplish your ambitions.

All of this takes place at the heart of beautiful York, recently named by the Sunday Times as the best U.K. city to grow up in because of the quality of education, culture and community spirit that we form part of!

As part of our expansion we are recruiting for a Senior Lecturer in History or American Studies, with the option of expressing an interest in also taking on the exciting role of Subject Director for History, American Studies and War Studies.

The successful applicant will have a background in American Studies and History with particular expertise in the history of America from the late colonial period through to the end of the nineteenth century. They will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate programme (on modules such as American Foundations, From Slavery to Freedom, the Civil War era and Pop Americana), as well as the MA programme.

They will be responsible for contributing to the existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and contribute to developing new curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This is a full-time permanent contract, subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

Applicants will have the opportunity to express an interest in taking on the role of Subject Director for History, American Studies and War Studies. Subject Directors provide academic leadership within the curriculum area with responsibility for co-ordinating the delivery of the programmes and ensuring a high quality student experience. A time allowance of 50% of full-time workload will be allocated to allow for role responsibilities to be undertaken. The role is assigned on a rotational basis on a three-yearly cycle with the opportunity for reappointment, subject to approval.

Please refer to Section 6.3 of the below 'Senior Lecturer criteria' document and provide evidence within the 'supporting statements' section of your application to demonstrate that you meet the requirements

If you would like to be considered for the Subject Directorship please refer to the below ‘Subject Director role description’ and provide evidence within the ‘supporting statements’ section of your application to demonstrate that you meet the requirements

If you would like to shape the story of a 175 year old institution with a fantastic future, we would love to hear from you.

In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to work at our beautiful campus in the heart of York, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –


  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a wide range of high street brands and local companies, including shops, cinemas and gyms.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted in place of the application form.

We welcome all applicants and particularly people from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented within the university.

Closing date – 20th May 2018 at midnight

Provisional interview date – 7th June 2018

We value diversity and wish to promote equality at all levels