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Unestablished Lecturer in American History (University of Cambridge)

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Unestablished Lecturer in American History (University of Cambridge)

April 29, 2016

The Faculty of History is seeking to appoint a temporary University Lecturer in American History, based in central Cambridge. This post is fixed-term for one year from 1 October 2016.

The successful candidate must hold, by the start of the appointment, a doctorate in a relevant field and outstanding abilities in teaching and research. The postholder will teach at both undergraduate and Master’s levels. In particular, he or she will be expected to: (a) contribute to core teaching in Paper 24 (US History since 1865) in Part I of the Historical Tripos (years 1-2), including 16 lectures covering the first half of Paper 24; (b) supervise undergraduates in Part I American history; (c) supervise undergraduates in final year dissertations; (d) offer an option and supervise students in the MPhil in American History.

Furthermore, the postholder will be required to direct the MPhil in American History as well as to examine at all levels.  He or she will: have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; show a commitment to supporting students academically in the Faculty; become a regular participant in the Cambridge American History Seminar; and participate in the life of the Faculty and University more generally. The successful candidate will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community in the American History Subject Group, which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications.

Please also see the Further Particulars for this post.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9892. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applicants seeking further information about this post are invited to contact Dr Lawrence Klein, Chair of the Faculty of History at histchm@hermes.cam.ac.uk. For further information about the application process, please contact the Faculty’s HR Clerk, Ms Joanne Pearson (e-mail: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 335350).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2017.

Please quote reference JJ08684 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is 29 April 2016


April 29, 2016
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Faculty’s HR Clerk, Ms Joanne Pearson
01223 335350


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