Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in American History
School of History and Heritage
The School of History and Heritage forms part of the College of Arts, the largest College in the University, and is located at the University’s main Brayford campus beside a natural pool in the River Witham. Like much else in the city, the view is dominated by Lincoln’s magnificent Cathedral.
An opportunity now exists for an historian of 19th to 21st century America (post-1865) to join the School. Our ideal candidate will have an emerging or established track record of publications and grant bidding, of a calibre to merit inclusion in the next REF exercise, and will be an outstanding HE teacher. He or she will offer courses for our History programme (BA and MA), and contribute to a new BA programme in American Studies.
The successful candidate will join a thriving, friendly School with a strong collaborative research culture, with regular seminars and ongoing support for research activity, including funding for research and conference activities and a research leave scheme. In the 2014 REF, History performed well with 35% of history outputs rated 4*. We take teaching and student experience very seriously, and in the latest NSS the History programme was rated in the top three nationally in all categories, and first in the average of all scores.
Lincoln is a wonderful city for scholars of all periods. It is home to Britain’s finest cathedral and a recently-restored Norman castle. There are excellent local museums and galleries. The School offers a friendly and welcoming working environment and a strong collaborative research culture, with regular seminars and ongoing support for research activity, including funding for research and conference activities and a research leave scheme.
This is a full-time (1.0FTE) permanent position offering employment from 1 September 2017. In 2017-18, the successful candidate will contribute to L1 teaching in a range of modern historical subjects, and will run an established L2 module, ‘Themes in American Cultural History’. He or she will undertake to validate new modules to run in academic year 2018-19.