Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in US History

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
Senior Lecturer: £39,992 - £49,149; Lecturer: £34,520 - £38,832
17 May 2018
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18 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in US History
Ref ADS17/41

Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:    Senior Lecturer: £39,992 - £49,149; Lecturer: £34,520 - £38,832

Northumbria University seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in US History, working within the Department of Humanities, one of four departments in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences. As we set out our ambitions for the next five years, the Department has identified key themes that reflect our interdisciplinary research, and we particularly welcome applications from colleagues working in one of the following fields of American history: the USA in a global context; Environmental History; Medical and Health Humanities.

The Humanities Department is focused strongly on excellence in research and teaching. We have a commitment to outward-facing work, as reflected in community engagement and knowledge exchange with different partners. Our Department brings together 65 academic staff and 800 students in American Studies, History, English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing. Undergraduate students in American Studies, History and English come to us with the highest average entry qualifications for these subjects across the modern university sector. From 2018, we will be part of the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership, working with universities from the North East of England and Northern Ireland. 

As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in US History, you will deliver teaching on a range of modules in the History and American Studies programmes, from Foundation Year to MA. You will bring a strong portfolio of publications for REF 2021 and will develop research supervision, grant capture and enterprise or knowledge exchange programmes. While enriching the collective work of the History subject group, one of the strongest in the modern university sector, you will also benefit from and contribute to the wider interdisciplinary research agendas that are being developed in the Institute for the Humanities, in particular those dealing with Environmental Humanities, Global and Transnational History, and Medical and Health Humanities. 

We welcome candidates from all over the world who are committed to high-quality research and teaching in the UK Higher Education context, who have clear plans for developing collaborative research through funding bids and who will contribute to our ambition to develop strong knowledge exchange partnerships with outside organizations, charities, communities and businesses.  We hope to appoint from September 2018.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Julian Wright, Professor of History and Head of Humanities, via email: 

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Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date:  18/6/18
Selection Date: 18/7/18

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