Employment: Lecturer in Middle Eastern, African or Asian History since 1400, Glasgow

Closing date: 27 March 2014

Lecturer in Middle Eastern, African or Asian History since 1400,
College of Arts,
University of Glasgow

Job Purpose

To undertake high-quality research and research supervision in History, 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 History with a focus on Middle Eastern, African or Asian history in any period since 1400, and to undertake administration as requested by the Head of School. We are particularly interested in applications from scholars with the ability to research and teach in the history of war and international relations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To develop and sustain individual / joint research projects of international standard and demonstrable impact in the School, Centre or History and to pursue and secure external funding for the same through successful grant applications to Research Councils and other funding bodies.
  2. To contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the 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 and in particular to contribute to the delivery of the Masters programme in War Studies and the Masters Programme in Global Security.
  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 work effectively in co-operation with colleagues in the School, College and University as a whole.
  9. To provide student support at College level, normally through acting as an adviser.
  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

Apply online here.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £32,590 – £36,661 per annum.

Interviews and presentations for this position are likely to be held on 10 April 2014.

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.

Probation Period

The University is currently in the process of implementing a new development programme, the Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

A pilot will commence at the start of academic sessions 2013/14 and it is anticipated that this appointment will include participation in this programme.

Ref: 007784;

Closing date: 27 March 2014.


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