Lecturer in History, c. 1400 – c.1800

  • End date:
    29/06/2016, 00:00
  • Place:
    Université de Sheffield

The Department of History is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in History c.1400 – c.1800. We welcome applications from historians of any region and any era between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, including late medievalists, early modernists, and historians of the long eighteenth century.

We are one of the most active centres for historical research in the country with a distinguished record of internationally outstanding and innovative historical research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) puts the Department of History third in its overall rankings and second on the quality of its publications, 42% of which were judged to be 4* or ‘world-leading’. We also have a vibrant postgraduate research culture, and our expertise in applying digital technology to historical research informs scholarship and teaching at every level. We teach the history of all periods from antiquity to the present day, taking in Europe, South Asia, and the Americas, and attract highly qualified undergraduate and MA students. The Department of History was rated highest in the 2015 National Student Survey among Russell Group History departments.

The University of Sheffield was voted number one for Student Experience in the Times Higher Education Survey 2013/14 and was awarded Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2011. We are a world-class university in a unique city, offering great opportunities for research-led teaching.

This is an ideal opportunity for a scholar with an outstanding publication record and excellent teaching ability to join one of the leading centres for historical research in the United Kingdom. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct top-class research and develop their own undergraduate and MA teaching modules in their area of expertise, although they will have to deliver the second year module ‘Social Crisis and Political Change in England, 1550–1640’ in their first year (materials etc. provided). As well as conducting excellent research and teaching the successful candidate will actively participate in the kind of collaborative, supportive, diverse, and internationally recognised community that marks out the best academic departments. You will also be expected to contribute to the Department’s presence within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the wider University and, through outreach and knowledge exchange, in Sheffield and beyond.

You will have a PhD in History or a related subject area (or have equivalent experience), proven teaching and leadership ability and the capacity to carry out high-quality research and to disseminate research findings effectively. The willingness to communicate to a variety of audiences beyond the purely academic is also essential for this position.