Employment: Lecturer in History 1400-Present, University of Glasgow

Closing date 28th June 2013

Lecturer in History 1400-Present,
College of Arts,
University of Glasgow.

Job Purpose

To undertake high-quality research and research supervision, to make an active and high level contribution in the School of Humanities in the College of Arts to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the History subject area with a focus on the non-western world since 1400, including Europe’s (and Britain’s) relations with the rest of the world, and to undertake administration as requested by the Head of School. Applications from scholars working on Ottoman history and North Africa, the history of the Middle East or the history of Central Asia are especially welcome.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To develop and sustain individual / joint research projects of international standard and demonstrable impact in the School, Centre or relevant Unit of Assessment and to pursue and secure external funding for the same through successful grant application to Research Councils and other funding bodies.

2. To contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the relevant Unit of Assessment, School and College, including maintaining a track record of high quality publications and demonstrable impact.

3. To participate fully in the School, College and University’s research culture and to attend and participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences.

4. To be responsible for the supervision and training of postgraduate, Masters and doctoral students and to ensure their effective development in line with University and (where relevant) funder guidelines.

5. To participate in the design, review, organisation, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities in accordance with the School’s programmes, including the delivery and development of cross teaching and employability initiatives.

6. To participate fully in the assessment process (using a variety of methods and techniques) and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.

7. To undertake School/College level administration as directed and supported by the Head of School or VP Head of College.

8. To provide student support at College level, normally through acting as an adviser.

9. To work effectively in co-operation with colleagues in the School, College and University as a whole.

10. To develop research and where appropriate teaching initiatives, which support the School and College Knowledge Exchange agendas.

11. To engage in professional development as appropriate.

12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision

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In addition, for appointment at Grade 8:

13. To sustain internationally leading research activity in the subject area, including a portfolio of future and existing projects and publications.

14. To play a leading role in the planning, organisation, and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities within the School.

15. To play a lead role in the School’s ongoing development and review of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning and employability.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade 7, £32,267 – £36,298 / Grade 8, £39,649 – £45,941 per annum

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.


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