Employment: Lecturer in British History (c.1400-1500), University of Kent

Closing date 31st October 2014

Lecturer in British History (c.1400-1500),
University of Kent.

The School of History is seeking to appoint a historian of late medieval and/or early Tudor Britain. This is a fixed-term teaching and scholarship only appointment to teach a Special Subject on the Wars of the Roses, to supervise final-year students on a range of late medieval and Tudor topics, and to contribute elsewhere in the School to British History modules where appropriate.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to research-led teaching at all levels and to the intellectual culture of this vibrant department. S/he will also be expected to play an active part in the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

The Person
As well as a PhD in a relevant discipline, applicants should have experience of working in a Higher or Further Education context and be able to evidence current research activity in the field of late medieval British history. Ability to teach on a wide range of undergraduate modules and supervise final-year dissertations in late medieval and/or Tudor British history is essential.

For full details of the role and the selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

School of History
The School of History at the University of Kent is dedicated to excellence in research, learning and teaching. The School contains twenty nine full-time academic staff, half of whom have been appointed since 2001. In the RAE 2008 rankings, the School of History achieved an overall position of second equal (out of 83 History departments nationwide). The RAE History Panel rated as ‘outstanding’ the department’s research income and its deployment, the research structure and strategy, and the support afforded both to established and the numerous early career staff. The School currently offers a range of undergraduate programmes. In recent years it has received consistently high ratings of over 90% student satisfaction for its undergraduate teaching in the National Student Survey. At postgraduate level, it offers MAs by coursework or research, an M.Sc and a full PhD programme.

For further details on the School, see www.kent.ac.uk/history/ .

Further Information
Start date for applications: 9th October 2014
Interviews are to be held: 18th November 2014

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply – for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. Please include contact details of three referees in your CV.

If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Teresa Bubb, Resourcing Adviser, at T.C.Bubb@kent.ac.uk.

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.


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