Professor/Senior Lecturer of Modern British Economic/Social History (R&T Track)

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

August 2, 2021


Professor/Senior Lecturer of Modern British Economic/Social History (R&T; Track)

The School of Social and Political Sciences are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Professor in Economic and Social History with expertise in Black British or British Asian twentieth-century economic or social history.

Job Purpose

You will take a senior leadership role in internationally recognised research to enhance the role of history in understanding society and/or the economy; in working with colleagues decolonising the curriculum and diversifying undergraduate teaching within the Economic and Social History subject area, and in developing post-graduate teaching in partnership with colleagues.

You will be expected to seek external research funding and to engage in research led teaching, and to strengthen links and demonstrate impact with colleagues across and beyond the University and non-academic bodies as appropriate to your specialism, particularly relating to the key thematic priorities of the School of Social and Political Sciences around social justice, the empowerment of young people and disadvantaged communities, and recognising and responding to historical legacies in how we, in the University and wider community, work and study.

The successful candidate will significantly contribute to the growth and development of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching by co-designing and co- teaching a revised Level 2 Economic and Social History course with colleagues and developing and teaching new courses at undergraduate and post-graduate level. You will also engage with best practice in learning and teaching, including developing and supporting inclusivity and utilising and embedding technology in teaching.

For appointment at Grade 10, the successful candidate's senior leadership role will involve advising on decolonising and diversifying the curriculum across the School; developing the profile and recognition of the value of Economic and Social history within the community and with stakeholders; and offering leadership in post-graduate teaching relating to history and society.

We especially encourage applications from women, people with disabilities and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are underrepresented in the School.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Lead, develop and maintain a coherent research programme in the Economic and Social History subject area and, as appropriate, lead or contribute to external research funding applications of international standard, participating actively in the development of School and College research strategy.

For Grade 10 , this would include leadership in relation to research development to enhance the quality of the School's international research profile, including leadership in major funding bids which develop recognised excellence for the University.

2. Maintain a track record of publications of international quality in leading peer reviewed journals or with a scholarly press to enhance the international profile of the Economic and Social History subject area.

For Grade 10 , this would include a consistent high- level output of publications and presentations of world-leading quality and impact.

3. Play a leading role in the planning, organisation, development and delivery of the curriculum within Economic and Social History, including developing research-led courses and new teaching materials and methodologies and adopting inclusive learning approaches which recognise the needs of a diverse student cohort, including working with colleagues on revising ESH Level 2 and advising more broadly on decolonising the curriculum, and identify and develop, as appropriate, new income opportunities in Postgraduate teaching.

For Grade 10 , this would include a leading role across the School and College in relation to teaching collaborations and innovations, particularly around inclusivity, diversity and decolonising the curriculum.

4. Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.

For Grade 10 , influence teaching and assessment practices and policy across the School/College, as appropriate.

5. Supervise individual student projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to ensure their effective development and assisting with difficulties, e.g. learning support/problems, including actively engaging with potential research students of high calibre intending to undertake postgraduate and doctoral research, building effective working relationships and supervising to completion.

6. Maintain an external profile by attending and participating in appropriate research seminars/conferences within the subject area, including developing an external role in national and international societies, peer review or editorial process, and/or equivalent organisations and roles.

For Grade 10 , represent the School/College/University on key external bodies and at significant external events nationally and internationally to promote excellence in research and teaching, and the development of professional practice

7. Lead the development and maintenance of the subject area's reputation with key stakeholders including developing links with relevant national and international organisations with a view to enhancing research and teaching, and knowledge exchange.

For Grade 10 , ensure a substantial track record of, and demonstrate leadership in, knowledge creation and exchange, ensuring impact on external bodies and enhancing public understanding and contributing to the School and College strategy for external engagement.

8. Take on a substantial administrative or management role within the subject area or School as assigned by the Head of School/subject.

For Grade 10, make a substantial contribution to University Committees/Working Groups in line with School/College priorities.

9. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate

10. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School

11. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan Strategy 2025: World Changers Together Essential Criteria



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 PhD or equivalent in Economic and Social History, History or a related discipline and an extensive and established reputation in research and significant teaching experience within the discipline or subject area.

A2 Recognised expertise in subject discipline/specialism to develop new knowledge and understanding within the field.

Knowledge and Skills


C1 Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage at all levels within the Subject, School, College, University, and beyond, in the academic, and broader community as relevant.

C2 Proven ability to plan and lead staff and efficiently deploy resources in support of major research and teaching activities

C3 Ability to disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences, including non-academic audiences, to promote understanding, particularly in relation to the key thematic priorities of the School of Social and Political Sciences and the College of Social Sciences.

C4 An established international research profile and track record of published research of international excellence in subject area compatible with enhancing the University's submission to the REF.

C5 Established track record of successfully securing funding for research projects, as appropriate for the subject specialism, potentially including funding for knowledge exchange activities

C6 Substantial track record of developing and devising teaching programmes, techniques and methods, including for accessible and inclusive learning.

C7 Track record of student supervision and development/mentorship/coaching of early career academic colleagues in subject area/team.

For appointment at Grade 10

C8 An established and internationally-recognised reputation for high-quality research and knowledge exchange in fields and/or topics connected to Economic and Social History.

C9 A track record of research income generation from a range of sources including UK funding councils or equivalent, and involving projects with inter-disciplinary components, multiinstitutional, non-academic, and/or international partners.

C10 A commitment and track record of senior academic leadership and management, including a proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.

C11 Proven ability to lead and deliver high quality and innovative University teaching, including curriculum and assessment development, and particularly relating to diversifying the curriculum and expanding post-graduate teaching.

Please note that as part of your application you must address and demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria . If you do not address each criteria in the format explained above you will not be shortlisted for interview.

Standard Terms and Conditions

The appointment will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business.

Salary (Grade 10) will be within the Professorial range and subject to negotiation. Senior Lecturer salary will be within, Grade 9, £52,560 - £59,135 per annum.

This post is open ended and full time.

Details of three referees should be included on the applicant information form - referees will be contacted for all shortlisted applicants.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

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.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Dr Rosemary Elliot,

Closing Date: 02 August 2021.

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Vacancy Ref : 059826 Close Date : 02-Aug-2021 23:45