Pūkenga/Lecturer in History (United States and the World)

University of Otago
February 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$87,152 to $103,550
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Pūkenga/Lecturer in History (United States and the World)-2202396


About our team/Mō te tīma

The University of Otago and the School of Arts provide a unique and vibrant environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and their teachers. The History Programme offers a well-supported academic environment, and we attract high-quality students from both New Zealand and abroad. Currently, we have particular strengths in the histories of New Zealand and Australasia, the Pacific, Europe, Britain and Ireland – and we now seek to extend these strengths.

Our staff have excellent reputations in their areas of expertise and the programme as a whole has an energetic research culture. Our historians regularly host conferences and symposia, attend international scholarly events, and produce a substantial number of journal articles, book chapters, edited collections and monographs.

The Role/Te mahi

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a programme of high-quality research and publication, and to contribute actively to the discipline's teaching curriculum. Your research will be in the field ‘United States and the World'. Preference may be given to candidates who explore connections and interactions between the United States and Asia. In addition to research, you will be expected to teach the equivalent of three one- semester courses per year, supervise student research, and fulfil associated administrative requirements.

As a member of a small programme, willingness to teach and supervise beyond your areas of research specialisation is essential. You will be expected to contribute to existing team-taught papers as well as develop sole-taught papers in your research area at 200- and 300-level. In due course, you may be asked to contribute to the development of further thematic team-taught papers at 100 or 200 level. The successful candidate will have the capacity to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research, and to assume appropriate responsibilities at Programme, School and University levels.

This is a full time (1.0FTE), permanent (‘confirmation path') position, Otago's closest equivalent to a North American tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

Skills and Experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful appointee will be expected to have:

• A PhD degree in History. • Demonstrated potential to attain excellence in scholarly research and publication in relevant historical disciplines, with evidence of some high- quality journal publications. • Ability to engage students through dynamic, research-based teaching at a range of levels, particularly large undergraduate classes. • Commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues in and beyond the History Programme. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Commitment to upholding values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by Ngāi Tahu, who are mana whenua in the region.

Further details/ Pūroko

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the Programme, and we seek colleagues who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment.

The University of Otago is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute to the further diversification of our campus community.

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to outdoor activities.

The appointment range for a Lecturer is $87,152 to $103,550 per annum.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Mark Seymour, Head of History Programme, https: // www. otago.ac.nz/history/staff/otago036862.html

Application/ Tono

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

• A CV, including employment history. • A letter of application addressing the Person Specification / Personal Attributes. • Contact details for three referees, including telephone number and email address.

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2202396 will close on Sunday, 12 February 2023.

Additional Information

Contact: Mark Seymour Tel: 03 479 8605

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