Reader/Senior Lecturer in History

School of Humanities

Salary:   £36,672 to £55,389 

Closing Date:   Monday 23 May 2016
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  1516-08C

Bishop Grosseteste University is expanding its research capacity and profile as part of the institution’s five-year Strategic Plan (2014-19). The University is investing in additional research-focused staff and doctoral studentships.
The recently established School of Humanities at Bishop Grosseteste University is growing its research culture and activity, as well as its suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. This includes the formation of a research cluster in the Humanities around the interdisciplinary themes of Identity, Culture and Communication. The School is seeking new academic staff with a strong research background to support these developments, in particular in English Literature, History or related Humanities/interdisciplinary areas.
The History team at BGU is well established. It returned successfully to REF2014, with particular recognition of its engagement with public history and impact. The team has a number of existing strengths and is also opening up new areas of development. Applications are welcome in particular from candidates with backgrounds that include the following: global history, conflict history, public history, and the early modern and modern periods. Applications are also invited from researchers from other disciplines with interests in these fields of enquiry in History.
This is a permanent appointment from 1 September 2016, or as soon as possible after this date.
Candidates for this post should be in possession of a PhD in History or a related discipline, and have a strong background in project work and publication. In addition, it is also essential that candidates have a track record of successful doctoral student supervision and completion. The role will include facilitating research activity in the team and in the wider School, as well as making a contribution to taught programmes, the development of academic programmes and external engagement.

Appointments are anticipated at the level of Senior Lecturer. However, suitably qualified candidates may be considered for the title and role of Reader. The University’s criteria for qualification for Reader status can be found at: