Lecturer in History (E&S)

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 27 Oct 2022

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


This full-time role is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31st August 2023.


Humanities and Social Sciences, Penryn (Cornwall), is a new and exciting interdisciplinary department focused on ensuring a more socially just world. We deliver innovative interdisciplinary and subject specific degree programmes in Law, Politics and History, with Modern Languages. We are looking for a full time Lecturer (Education and Scholarship) in History to support the delivery of our undergraduate History programmes. History at Exeter has a global reputation for excellence and we are proud to be one of the leading research centres for History in the UK. The post is available immediately until 31st August 2023 on a fixed term basis.

The role

The role of Lecturer (Education and Scholarship) will include supporting the student learning experience using a range of approaches and modes of delivery appropriate to the teaching allocated. Your specific duties will include convening and delivering content on our level 1 and level 2 modules in Public History, including delivery of lectures, seminars, field trips and supervising student placements. You will also be asked to deliver seminars for our level 1 module Craft of Writing; supervise Independent Projects (level 2) and Dissertations (level 3); and to take on some personal tutor responsibilities across all levels.

About you

For an Lecturer post you will:

  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by a PhD (Optional or nearing completion) or equivalent in History to develop teaching programmes, and teach and support learning;
  • Use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students;
  • Participate in and develop external networks, for example, to contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities;
  • Will have evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review and have made an impact at discipline programme level beyond their own teaching;
  • Be expected to work towards Fellow of the HEA status and to attend formal CPD relating to this.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

What we can offer you:

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly;
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development;
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career;
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy;
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

For further information please contact Prof Nicola Whyte, e-mail: N.M.Whyte@exeter.ac.uk

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