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Job: Fixed Term Lecturer in History (University of Glasgow)

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Job: Fixed Term Lecturer in History (University of Glasgow)

August 7, 2016

Job Purpose
To undertake a high-quality teaching role in History, School of Humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate level. To provide replacement teaching cover in twentieth century American history and War Studies. To demonstrate variable expertise in order to teach both a course on 20th Century US History (such as one on the Vietnam War) and a PGT module on the American Way of War. Additionally, to contribute to the teaching in the Level 2A History Module which surveys the history of the United States.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To contribute to the planning, organisation, delivery and examination of undergraduate and postgraduate American History and War Studies teaching activities within History Subject Area in accordance with established Subject Area programmes.
  2. To supervise individual student projects and dissertations and assist with difficulties e.g. learning support/problems.
  3. To contribute to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning.
  4. To undertake scholarly activities related to the development of the School/College’s Learning and Teaching Strategy.
  5. To engage in professional development as appropriate.
  6. To participate fully in the assessment process (using a variety of methods and techniques) and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students that supports their learning.
  7. Identify student needs and problems within areas taught and contribute to the School/Subject’s strategy for enhancing the quality of teaching provision.
  8. To take responsibility for managing courses as agreed with Head of School/Subject.
  9. To make a contribution to the activities of the Scottish Centre for War Studies and the Centre for American Studies.
  10. Other appropriate duties as assigned by Head of School/Subject.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 7.

This post is available from 1 September 2016 for 9 months. Consideration may be given to appointing 2x part time posts due to the subject specialism.

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

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.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

Further information is available at:

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.
The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.


August 7, 2016
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