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Lecturership in Modern (Global) History

University of Birmingham (UK)

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Publié le vendredi 05 juin 2009 par Marie Pellen

Résumé

We are looking for a historian who researches aspects of the 19th and 20th centuries and who has a focus on the increasingly interconnected nature of the modern world, whether fostered by imperialism, globalisation or transnationalism. These fields are interpreted broadly and include political, social, cultural and economic history. We are especially, though not exclusively, interested in candidates with interests beyond our current strengths in Africa and Europe. The appointment is for three years in the first instance.

Annonce

Lecturer in Modern History. Starting salary £36,532 to £43,622 a year (potential progression on performance once in post to £49,096 a year).

Job Summary

This appointment offers an exciting opportunity to join the School of History and Cultures. The candidate should be specialists in aspects of the 19th and 20th centuries but with a focus on the increasingly interconnected nature of the modern world, whether fostered by imperialism, globalisation or transnationalism. These fields are interpreted broadly and include political, social, cultural and economic history. We are especially, though not exclusively, interested in candidates with interests beyond our current strengths in Africa and Europe. The candidate will be expected to work with one or more or our existing research centres focussed on this period: Contemporary History, African Studies, War Studies, Birmingham and Midlands History.

The School of History and Cultures is the product of an amalgamation of three existing units: the Departments of Medieval and Modern History and the Centre for West African Studies. The post is the first to be advertised that links the work of colleagues in African Studies with those in Modern History. The candidate will be expected to link up with one or more of our targeted research themes: diasporas and transnationalism; war, conflict and co-operation; the history of religion, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; the environment; and political culture.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to courses at undergraduate levels C, I and H (i.e. First, Second and Final years) and to contribute to our postgraduate programmes (where appropriate). As part of his/her undergraduate remit, the successful candidate will be expected to provide an Option and Special Subject in the area of imperial/global history.

The successful candidate will also be asked to undertake administrative duties within the Department School or College

Overview

To undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy and to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level in line with the School’s teaching programme.

Duties

  • To deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities within the specified subject area and within own area of subject specialism to undergraduates and post graduates, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School’s teaching objectives are met.
  • To plan, design and develop course objectives and material
  • To set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students
  • To design own teaching work including guidance notes and handouts in accordance with the objectives of the teaching programme
  • To contribute to the accreditation of courses and quality control processes
  • To identify the need for developing the content or structure of modules with colleagues and make recommendations on how this should be achieved
  • To provide pastoral care for students within own area to ensure that issues are dealt with in a timely and effective manner
  • To contribute to new teaching approaches and to curriculum development
  • To plan and develop research contributions to subject area using methodologies, critical evaluations, interpretations, analyses and other appropriate techniques
  • To secure research funding for innovative projects
  • To suggest and contribute to the development of research techniques, models and methods in collaboration with colleagues
  • To disseminate research findings using appropriate and effective media such as publication, research seminars etc
  • To supervise and examine PhD students

Person Specification

Essential

1.       A PhD in an appropriate discipline. (Applicants who have submitted their PhD and are awaiting examination may also be considered)

2.       Excellent publications record demonstrated by existing and forthcoming publications

3.       Demonstrated experience of undergraduate teaching in modern history

4.       Excellent written and oral communication skills.

5.       Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office

6.       Demonstrated skills in managing, motivating and counselling colleagues and students

Desirable

1.       Demonstrated experience of teaching at post-graduate level.

2.       Demonstrated ability to attract research funding

3.       Postgraduate supervision

4.       Teaching or research-related administrative experience in a university context

The School of History and Cultures

The School of History and Cultures has forty full-time members of staff.  The School is an amalgamation of three units: the Centre for West African Studies; the department of Medieval History and the Department of Modern History. The latter two work closely to administer the History degree (annual intake of c. 120 students) and the History component of the Joint Honours degree (annual intake c. 80 students).  They are also responsible for specialized degrees in Economic and Social History and War Studies.

The School has a lively postgraduate community, which it is determined to expand. It is home to the Centre for First World War Studies, the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies, the Centre for Contemporary History, the Centre for Birmingham and Midlands History, the Centre for West African Studies and the Birmingham 18th Century Centre. Through these centres it maintains close links with other schools and departments in the College of Arts and Law.

The University of Birmingham has considerable archival holdings / access relevant to the history of imperialism and globalisation in the 19th and 20th centuries.  The University Library and the City Archives hold papers relating to international relations, missionary work, global business, slavery,

History at Birmingham has received a research rating of 5 in all Research Assessment Exercises. In RAE 2008, 60% of its publications by staff were rated as internationally or globally significant.

The School of History and Cultures, and the College of Arts and Law, provide a lively and supportive research environment and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and research, while retaining departmental identities for staff and students. A feature of this is the newly established Birmingham Centre for Contemporary History. This draws together 30 staff from a number of schools and departments including Modern History, African Studies, American and Canadian Studies, the Centre for European Languages and Cultures, and the Centre for Russian and European Studies

For further information,

please contact Dr Lynne Brydon, Head of School, or Matthew Hilton, Professor of Social History, both at the School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.  Email: l.brydon@bham.ac.uk; m.j.hilton@bham.ac.uk

 

 

Lieux

  • Birmingham, Grande-Bretagne

Dates

  • vendredi 31 juillet 2009

Mots-clés

  • global history, modern history

Contacts

  • Pierre Purseigle
    courriel : purseig [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

Source de l'information

  • Pierre Purseigle
    courriel : purseig [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« Lecturership in Modern (Global) History », Bourse, prix et emploi, Calenda, Publié le vendredi 05 juin 2009, http://calenda.org/197379