Departmental Lecturer in American History x 2 posts

Salary: Grade 7 1-3: £ 36,024 - £38,205 per annum (pro-rata for part time appointments)

Start Date: 1st post: 1st September 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

                    2nd post: 1st October 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

About the role

 Applications are invited for two one-year, full-time, fixed-term Departmental Lectureship in American History within the University of Oxford, Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL. These appointments will fulfil teaching needs arising from a period of academic leave resulting from external funding and are not renewable. Applications are invited from scholars with active research and teaching interests in American History regardless of the period, even though at least one of the posts will give preference to a candidate with teaching and research expertise in 20th Century US History.

The Role

 The successful applicants will lecture, tutor, and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in American History. Support the convenor of the MSt strand in US History, including teaching on the two MSt core courses “Theory and Methods” and “Sources and Historiography” and the offering of an MSt Option Paper, and mark undergraduate essays and collections exams and take part in University examining for undergraduates and graduates as and when requested to do so. They will also engage positively and proactively with the academic community in the Faculty and Rothermere American Institute, be the first contact for student matters relating to attendance, conduct, coursework, performance, and welfare (referring matters to appropriate others), while also undertaking advanced academic study and research in American History to underpin lectures and class teaching, and to participate in the Faculty’s research-related activities.

 About you

 You will have a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion, e.g., candidates who have submitted their dissertation will be considered, subject to successful examination. An aptitude for teaching, the ability to inspire and enthuse students and a record of successful teaching within the field of appointment and the ability to take on administrative responsibilities such as coordinating an undergraduate cohort or core undergraduate course, as well as a publication record commensurate with career stage, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field of appointment is essential. Experience of pastoral care of undergraduate students would be desirable.

Application Process

 For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Uta Balbier, Professor of Modern History ; all practical and procedural queries should be sent to our recruitments team: All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

We expect to hold interviews on Friday 5th of July at the Faculty of History; we expect that overseas candidates will be offered Teams interviews.

You will be required to complete a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

 Only applications submitted online and received before noon Friday 21st June 2024 can be considered.

 Please note that you will receive an automated email from our online recruitment portal to confirm receipt of your application. Please check your spam/junk mail.

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