Job Vacancy: Early Career Researcher – History, University of Lincoln

Job Vacancy: Early Career Researcher – History, University of Lincoln

School of Humanities

Location:  Brayford
Salary:  From £30,122 per annum
Closing Date:   Friday 19 October 2012
Reference:  MHT186

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a lecturer with research interests in History. The School of Humanities is based in the Faculty of Media, Humanities and Performance, located at the University’s main Brayford site beside the canal and within view of the Cathedral.  School staff come from the disciplinary areas of English and History, and deliver a portfolio of courses across these subjects.  

History is taught as an undergraduate BA and as part of a number of joint programmes, and there are also two thriving taught MA programmes in History and Medieval Studies and a growing number of postgraduate research students.  The School’s 13 historians have particular research strengths in cultural, modern political, medieval and gender history.  History returned successfully in RAE 2008.  It has built on this through developing its research expertise in medieval history.  The successful candidate will add to departmental growth by enhancing key research areas and will be expected to provide a full research profile for submission in the REF 2013.

Lincoln provides a superb location to develop a successful research career in history.  The city boasts a rich heritage with excellent archives spanning the medieval to the modern period, and a wealth of extent material sources.  There is a strong collaborative research culture within the school with regular seminars and ongoing support for research activity.

Lincoln put research at the heart of their academic endeavours. It shapes and inspires the academic structure, it forms the content of teaching and learning, it underpins partnerships and relations, and it makes a difference in the world.

Lincoln has quickly become recognised as one of the most dynamic universities in the UK with a growing portfolio of world-class, industry-engaged research.

They are seeking to further strengthen their research capacity by appointing talented early-career researchers who can build their careers. Having completed your PhD with a developing publication record you will be ambitious with clear plans to develop your reputation in your chosen field.

These are full lectureships and as such you will be expected to become fully involved across the University, including in teaching and learning, enterprise, knowledge exchange and supporting the development of your college and school. This is a unique opportunity to take a lead role in a forward-thinking, vibrant university and to be key in building the research and enterprise culture, whilst working in the heart of a thriving, beautiful and ancient city.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact either Professor Andrew Atherton, at aatherton@lincoln.ac.uk or Professor Ieuan Owen at iowen@lincoln.ac.uk

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