Employment: JH Plumb College Lectureship and Fellowship in History, Christ’s College

Closing date 21st October 2013

JH Plumb College Lectureship and Fellowship in History,
Christ’s College.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for a College Lectureship in any field of British or continental European history since 1500, associated with a Fellowship of Christ’s College. The major part of the funding for this post has been supplied by the generosity of the Glenfield Trust, which was established in 2002 under the will of Sir John Plumb with the primary objective of supporting education at Christ’s College. The J.H. Plumb lectureship was created in 2011 to mark the centenary of Sir John’s birth. The Lectureship is intended to provide a valuable development opportunity for a fixed term to an individual at the beginning of his or her academic career to allow him or her to build teaching skills, a publication record and other academic activity with a view to obtaining a University appointment in Cambridge or elsewhere. It will be tenable for four years from 1 January 2014, or soon as possible thereafter and not later than 1 October 2014.

The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge and will be elected to a Fellowship of the College. He or she will be expected to undertake at least six hours of small-group teaching per week for the College during Full Term (equivalent to 120 hours per academic year), to act when required as Director of Studies in History, to engage in research and publication, and to undertake other College offices or duties appropriate to an early-career appointment if asked to do so. Candidates should normally be able to teach a wide range of topics within the general fields indicated above. The Fellow may, at his or her discretion, give additional College teaching (beyond 120 hours per annum) which would be remunerated at the normal hourly rates for College supervision.

The stipend will be £30,424. The Fellow will be a member of the College’s Governing Body and will be expected to sit on a number of College committees. The privileges of a Fellowship include seven free meals per week, the possibility of limited financial support for research expenses, a study room for teaching and other academic purposes, and possibly single-occupancy residential accommodation in College. The stipend is subject to a reduction if the Fellow chooses to reside in College.

Further particulars are available at https://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/college-life/j-h-plumb-college-lectureship-and-fellowship-history. Applications should be sent via the online link above to arrive no later than noon on Monday 21 October 2013 including a curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, experience and publications (including pdfs or weblinks wherever possible), and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees. Candidates must arrange for their referees to send their reference directly to masters-assistant@christs.cam.ac.uk so that references are received by the closing date of 21 October 2013. Short-listed candidates may be invited for interviews expected to be held on Wednesday 30 October 2013.

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