Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in the History of the US (1775 - c.1930) University of York Department of History United Kingdom

Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in the History of the US (1775 - c.1930)






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University of York - Heslington Campus

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Fixed term


£39,609 a year

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Role Description


Following the award of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to Dr David Huyssen, the Department is seeking to appoint a Teaching and Scholarship Lecturer in the History of the United States. The position is based in the Department of History, Heslington, and available from 16 September 2019 until 15 September 2020.


You will be responsible for developing and delivering teaching across the Department within the area of US History, contributing to the planning, design and delivery of teaching across a range of modules, as well as undertaking teaching-related administrative and managerial duties. You will also investigate innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods and techniques in the sector generally, bringing new insights to the department and disseminate excellent teaching practices e.g. through discipline or inter-disciplinary groups both within and beyond the University.


You should have a PhD in the history of the United States or a cognate field relevant to the post, with a preference for a knowledge of US political and social history, particularly in relation to social reform / radicalism and political upheaval. You should also ideally hold an appropriate teaching qualification with proven experience of successful planning, design and delivery of teaching across a range of modules at undergraduate, and preferably, postgraduate level.


We particularly welcome applications from female and / or BME applicants.


The starting salary will be £39,609 a year on grade 7 of the University’s salary scales.


The Department is committed to equality and diversity and strives to ensure the working and learning environment is welcoming, fair, and inclusive for staff and students alike - somewhere everyone can fulfil their potential. This is reflected in staff and student recruitment, and in departmental posts, career development, and promotion. The Department has been awarded a Bronze Athena Swan award.


The Department of History is open to considering applications for flexible working.


Closing date: midnight on 2 June 2019


The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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