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