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WHAT

Full-time permanent lectureship in the History of Modern Political Thought and Political Theory, 1700-.

Reference No: AC2186HM

WHEN / WHERE

Start Date: 1 July 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

TOPICS

The successful candidate should be able to contribute substantially to the research and teaching profile of the School of History, and more particularly current masters programmes in Global Social and Political Thought and in Intellectual History. S/he will have a PhD in a relevant field, show evidence of substantial research potential, and have experience of teaching at university level. S/he would also ideally have an interest in the digital creation and manipulation of political knowledge, and in issues relating to the conveying of information in the digital age.

In addition to contributing to team-taught modules at 1000 and 2000 level, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a suite of Honours modules. These are normally research led and individually taught modules, though collaborative teaching is encouraged. Third (3000) level modules are taught over one semester and staff are expected to teach one in each semester of the academic session. 3000 level modules are seminar-based and normally capped at 15 students. Descriptions of current 3000 level modules can be accessed here.

Staff are also expected to develop a fourth (4000) level special subject, taught over two semesters. These are similarly research-led, but are designed to give students in their final year the opportunity to engage in more detail and over a longer period of study with a specific historical topic or theme. Special subject numbers are normally capped at 8. Descriptions of current 4000 level modules can be accessed here.

In addition, staff are expected to take on the supervision of final year dissertations and honours projects in their areas of expertise.

The School of History contributes modules to the University’s Evening Degree and, where appropriate, staff are encouraged to consider a combination of daytime and evening teaching.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the delivery of the MLitt programme in Intellectual History and the new MLitt programme in Global Social and Political Thought. The latter programme entails courses in Digital Thinking in Politics and Society, Global Concepts, Global Theory and Global Politics, and contributions are expected to be made to each module.

APPLICATION & DEADLINE

Applicants should have completed a PhD in a relevant field and show substantial promise of research excellence. Experience of teaching at university level is also desirable, combined with an ability to bring imagination to tutorials, seminars and lectures.

In addition to the application form, candidates are asked to submit: a covering letter detailing their research plans over the next five years; a CV including a list of publications; and the names of three referees. The application must not exceed a total of 10 pages of A4.


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