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Lecturer in American History, University of Bristol

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Lecturer in American History, University of Bristol

January 30, 2015

The University of Bristol invites applications to a permanent Lectureship (Lecturer B) in North American History. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests are in global and transnational approaches, however candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of this history are invited to apply.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or completion by August 2015), and will be expected to contribute fully to high-quality teaching and administration within the Department of Historical Studies and to pursue research in her/his area of specialism to the highest standards in order to enhance the international research profile of the Department, the School of Humanities, and the Faculty of Arts. The post-holder will be a specialist in North American History.

S/he will be expected to develop further an established research profile through publication, bidding for external research funding, and presentations at national and international conferences.  S/he will also be expected to supervise postgraduate research students.

For further information about the department, see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/history/

Grade: Lecturer B, Pathway 1, Grade J

Salary: Starting salary £35,256 – £39,685

Contact for informal enquiries:

Prof Tim Cole tim.cole@bristol.ac.uk

Ms R Jacks r.jacks@bristol.ac.uk Tel. +44 (0)117 331 7982

Please note that the University will be closed for Christmas from 24 December to 4 January so you may not get a response to your email until 5 January.

Timescale of appointment:

Long-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 30th January 2015. They will be required to submit a sample of their work (in English, not more than 10,000 words) as soon after notification as possible but no later than Wednesday 4th February 2015.

Short-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 13th February 2015 and invited to interview. They will be required to submit brief outlines for 2 units they might teach (see department website for unit types http://www.bris.ac.uk/history/ )

Interview date: Wednesday 4th March 2015

Anticipated start date: September 2015 


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