Lecturer B in History of Science and Medicine

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) invites applications for a Lectureship in the History of Science and Medicine. We seek to appoint an outstanding scholar working on any aspect of the field, but the appointee should also have wider teaching competency in modern (post-1800) British history. Applicants must have completed a doctorate in History or appropriate similar field, and they should have a research record that shows clear evidence of outstanding potential to contribute to the national and international profile of the Department.
HCA has a longstanding commitment to research-led teaching. Experience of lecturing and conducting seminars at undergraduate level is required, but experience in teaching and supervising research at MA level is also desirable.
The successful candidate will engage in scholarly research and publication; take responsibility for organisation, supervision and teaching in the broad field of the history of science and medicine (including direction of the History of Science and Medicine MA programme); contribute to teaching and supervision in modern British history at undergraduate and postgraduate level; and participate in Departmental, School and College administration as required.
HCA has a long and distinguished record as a centre of research and teaching excellence. In the REF 2014, HCA was ranked seventh among all History departments in Britain (Times Higher Education research intensity table), with 85% of its research portfolio deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. In accordance with its commitment to excellence in research and teaching across broad temporal and geographic ranges, an exceptional candidate will be appointed to this full-time, four-year fixed-term post in the History of Science and Medicine, to begin on 1 October 2017.
For further information about the Department, please visit www.bbk.ac.uk/history/

Further Information

Salary: Grade 8 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £42,913 rising to £50,514 per annum.
This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for four years. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of three years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.
The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Thursday 1 June 2017.