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Job id: 089145. Salary: £43,205 inclusive of London Weighting Allowance per annum.

Posted: 07 May 2024. Closing date: 26 May 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Department: History.

Contact details: Jon Wilson.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

About Us

King’s History department is an internationally-recognised centre for the study of the history of the world. Our undergraduate curriculum introduces students to world history from the early medieval period to the present; it then offers students pathways to study every continent through their second and third years. Our MA provision is similarly broad, developing students’ expertise in medieval, early modern and modern world history, and history of science, technology and medicine. We are an intellectual home for scholars of every region of the world, who use approaches which range from local micro-histories to large-scale quantitative analysis. We particularly value conversation between scholars of different periods and places, with different approaches. 

About the role

The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer specialising in the history of science and technology, with a focus on Britain and the world during the twentieth century. This is a twelve-month post to cover a colleague awarded a research fellowship.

You will conduct and publish high quality research in the subject. You will teach an MA module ‘Science, War and the Nation, Britain 1900-2000’, a second-year undergraduate module on Globalization, and a third-year module on Nations; you will also contribute to survey modules. You will assume pastoral and administrative responsibilities, and participate actively in the life and culture of the department and the Centre of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in particular. A strong research record, excellent teaching ability, outstanding interpersonal skills and a collaborative ethos are essential for the role.

This is a full-time post and you will be offered an  a fixed term contract until 31 August 2025.

About you

Essential Criteria

  1. PhD in the history twentieth-century Science and Technology
  2. excellent research expertise in the history of twentieth-century science and technology
  3. ability to convene, teach and assess modules relating to the history of British in the world in the twentieth century, particularly relating to science and technology
  4. ability to engage students, support their learning and support their wellbeing through their degree
  5. demonstrable administrative skills or ability
  6. evidence of a collaborative ethos, capacity for team-working and enthusiasm for engaging with other colleagues
  7. strong record in research relative to career stage 
  8. experience of teaching and supporting students at undergraduate level  

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

Interviews are due to be held in w/c 3 June.