University Lecturer in Modern British History, since c. 1800 University of Cambridge, Faculty of History United Kingdom

University Lecturer in Modern British History, since c. 1800


The Faculty of History is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Modern British History in any period since c. 1800. Candidates must have exceptional abilities in research and teaching. The post is available from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The successful candidate will have an outstanding and developing research profile in modern British history. The incumbent must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills; show a commitment to supporting students academically; and be able and ready to co-operate in Faculty affairs, including undertaking administration.


The appointee will be responsible for teaching modern British history, at all levels from first-year undergraduate to PhD. S/he will be expected to contribute substantially to the MPhil in Modern British History, and to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. In due course, the appointee will be expected to design and teach a Part II Specified or Special Subject paper on a modern British or thematic topic.


The Faculty welcomes applications from both early-career scholars and those who already have established careers. By the start of the appointment, the successful candidate must hold a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant field.


The Lecturer will be based in central Cambridge. Appointments will be for a probationary period of 5 years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.


Please see the Further Particulars for this post.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Applicants seeking further information about the post are invited to contact Professor Peter Mandler, Professor of Modern Cultural History: For further details about the application process, please contact the Faculty's HR Administrator, Mrs Joanne Pearson (e-mail:, telephone: 01223 335350).


Please quote reference JJ14421 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Further information

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