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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching
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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