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Lecturer in History, 1400-1750

Salary:   £35,845 to £40,322
Closing Date:   Friday 18 October 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 28 November 2019
Reference:  A2813

The Department of History at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in History (c. 1400-1750).  This is a full-time indefinite appointment to start 1 June 2020.  The Department wishes to attract the best, innovative academics with a passion for pre-Modern history.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from scholars whose main teaching and research interests focus on the sixteenth century. An ability to cover either the late medieval period (from c.1400) or the later Early Modern period (to c.1750) in addition to the sixteenth century would be an advantage.The candidate should have an excellent profile in teaching and research as well as concrete plans for future projects and outputs.

You will have experience of undergraduate teaching (preferably including the design and delivery of your own modules), and will be expected to be able to teach postgraduate modules and supervise doctoral students.  You are likely to be expected to teach two fifteen credit modules, at least one of which will be a survey module introducing students to sixteenth century history.  You will also be expected to develop a special subject on a more specialized topic.In addition, you will make a more general contribution to the department’s teaching program at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, for example by contributing to team-taught courses and supervising dissertations and thesis.  It is likely that you will be able to ‘phase in’ your teaching during the period 2020-2022.

You will be expected to have completed their PhD and show evidence that you will have a strong set of publications for the Research Excellence Framework and its future equivalents.  Candidates with a monograph that is complete or very close to completion will be preferred.  Candidates will also be expected to show a willingness to develop research projects with the potential to attract funding from bodies such as the AHRC, ESRC and/or the Wellcome Trust.  We will favour candidates who can complement the department’s existing research strengths in: the Atlantic World, military history, digital humanities and/or regional heritage.  Potential collaborations with other areas of Faculty or University expertise will also be desirable, for example, the University is investing heavily in a new Health Innovation Campus ( and the ability to build links to this through medical humanities would be of interest.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to Professor Ian Gregory, Head of Department, tel: 01524 594967, e-mail:

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