Job: Lecturer in History c.1200-1600, University of Glasgow


Job Purpose
To undertake high-quality research and research supervision, to make an active and high level contribution in the School of Humanities in the College of Arts to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in History, with a focus on the social/cultural history of Britain and/or Europe c.1200-1600, and to undertake administration as requested by the Head of School. Applications from scholars whose research demonstrates congruence with areas of research excellence within History and the School are especially welcome.


Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To develop and sustain individual / joint research projects of international standard and demonstrable in the School, Centre or relevant Unit of Assessment and to pursue and secure external funding for the same through successful grant applications to Research Councils and other funding bodies.
2. To contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Unit of Assessment, School and College, including maintaining a track record of high quality publications and demonstrable impact.
3. To participate fully in the School, College and University’s research culture and to attend and participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences.
4. To be responsible for the supervision and training of postgraduate, Masters and doctoral students and to ensure their effective development in line with University and (where relevant) funder guidelines
5. To participate in the design, review, organisation, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities in accordance with the School’s programmes, including the delivery and development of cross teaching and employability initiatives.
6. To participate fully in the assessment process (using a variety of methods and techniques) and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.
7. To undertake School/College level administration as directed and supported by the Head of School or VP Head of College.
8. To work effectively in co-operation with colleagues in the School, College and University as a whole.
9. To provide student support at College level, normally through acting as an adviser.
10. To develop research and where appropriate teaching initiatives, which support the School and College Knowledge Exchange agendas.
11. To engage in professional development as appropriate.
12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision


Standard Terms & Conditions
The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £32,590 – £36,661 per annum.

This post is a fixed term post for three years.

Interviews and presentations for this position are likely to be held on 13 May 2014.The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Probation Period
The University is currently in the process of implementing a new development programme, the Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

A pilot will commence at the start of academic sessions 2013/14 and it is anticipated that this appointment will include participation in this programme.

Ref: 007787; Closing date: 6 April 2014.




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