Lecturer in International History, University of Sheffield
For readers of the Global History Blog looking for a short-term position, here's an attractive post announced recently at the University of Sheffield, in England. The Department of History there, a recent announcement explains,
is seeking to appoint a one-year fixed-term Lecturer in International History. We particularly welcome applicants from candidates specialising in the twentieth century.
We are one of the most active centres for historical research in the country with a distinguished record of internationally outstanding and innovative historical research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) puts the Department of History third in its overall rankings and second on the quality of its publications, 42% of which were judged to be 4* or 'world-leading'. We also have a vibrant postgraduate research culture, and our expertise in applying digital technology to historical research informs scholarship and teaching at every level. We teach the history of all periods from late antiquity to the present day, taking in Europe, South Asia, and the Americas, and attract highly qualified undergraduate and MA students.
The University of Sheffield was voted number one for Student Experience in the Times Higher Education Survey 2013/14 and was awarded Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2011. We are a world-class university in a unique city, offering great opportunities for research-led teaching. The Department was rated highest in the 2015 National Student Survey among Russell Group History departments.
This is an ideal opportunity for a scholar with an outstanding publication record and excellent teaching ability to join one of the leading centres for historical research in the United Kingdom. The successful candidate will have teaching and research strengths within the broad area of international history. You will help design and deliver teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and develop the Department's research profile through the production of high-quality publications. You will also be expected to contribute to the Department's presence within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the wider University and, through outreach and knowledge exchange, in Sheffield and beyond.
Candidates for the job, the advertisment goes on to explain, are expected to hold
a PhD in International History or a related subject area (or have equivalent experience), proven teaching and leadership ability and the capacity to carry out high quality research and to disseminate research findings effectively. A willingness to communicate to a variety of audiences is also essential for this position.
The position will be remunerated at between £38,896 to £46,414 annually (Grade 8).
If this all sounds attractive, then make sure to apply no later than December 14, 2015. Applications should be submitted using the University of Sheffield's proprietary application platform. A link into the system can be found at the bottom of the page with the job announcement (here). For those navigating the system on their own terms, the job reference is "UOS012191."