Lectureship in history of science and technology at Kings College London

The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer in the History of Science and Technology, tenable from 1 September 2015. Applications are welcome from scholars with research expertise in any aspect of the history of any of the physical sciences or of technology, in any region of the world, in the period since 1800. We would particularly welcome applications from scholars whose work connects with areas of broader interdisciplinary focus at King's, such as international relations, war and conflict, and the environment. Applications from candidates with the demonstrable ability to attract external grant funding, and/or to engage with public audiences, would also be particularly welcome. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the delivery of teaching in this broad area at all levels, from introductory undergraduate lectures to PhD supervision. They will also conduct and publish top-quality research in their field of specialism. The Department of History at King's is a large, top-ranking department, covering all broad areas of post-antique history. Since 2013 it has been the home of the world-leading Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHoSTM), with which the post-holder will be affiliated. The successful candidate will play an important role in the further development of the teaching, research, public engagement and international reputation of CHoSTM, as well as working closely with other colleagues in the History Department and in other departments and faculties at King's.

All candidates should have research expertise in the history of science and technology and an enthusiasm for teaching this subject at university level. They should have completed a PhD in this area by the date of appointment. They should be prepared to teach both specialist undergraduate and MA modules in their area of expertise, and to supervise PhD students.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 or 7 scale, currently £32,277 to £47,328, per annum plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.