Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

August 2, 2021


Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History

The School of Social and Political Sciences are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer with expertise in British or South Asian social history, preferably with a focus on family, gender, migration and/or socio-economic inequalities.

Job Purpose

You will join a thriving scholarly community in the Economic and Social History subject area where you will take a senior leadership role in internationally recognised research to enhance the role of history in understanding society; in working with colleagues decolonising the curriculum and diversifying undergraduate teaching within the subject area; and in developing postgraduate teaching relating to history and society in partnership with colleagues. You will be expected to seek external research funding and engage in research led teaching.

You will also be expected to engage actively in relationships with external stakeholders that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach, particularly relating to the key thematic priorities of the School 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, particularly in social history, and enhance student experience by engaging with best practice in learning and teaching, including developing and supporting inclusivity and utilising and embedding technology in teaching.

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

Main 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.

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

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 along with new teaching materials and methodologies, while adopting inclusive learning approaches which recognise the needs of a diverse student cohort, and identify and develop, as appropriate, new income opportunities in Postgraduate teaching.

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.

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.

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

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 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.



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.



E1 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.

E2 Established track record of successfully securing funding for research projects, as appropriate for the subject specialism, potentially including funding for knowledge exchange activities

E3 Substantial track record of developing and devising teaching programmes, techniques and methods, including for accessible and inclusive learning.

E4 Track record of student supervision and development/mentorship/coaching of early career academic colleagues in subject area/team.

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 salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 9, £52,560 - £59,135 per annum.

This post is open ended and full time.

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.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Dr Rosemary Elliot,

Closing Date: 02 August 2021.

The University of Glasgow is the current Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year.

It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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Vacancy Ref : 059849 Close Date : 02-Aug-2021 23:45