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Lecturer in Early Modern Europe and the Islamic World

School of History

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £34,189 to £48,677 per annum pro rata
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours per Week:  28
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 36 Months
Release Date:  Wednesday 06 March 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 10 April 2019  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  Thursday 09 May 2019
Reference:  HUM0916

Are you an early modern historian with an expertise in Europe's interactions with the Islamic world, and interested in being part of a diverse group of active scholars in the field at the University of Kent?  We would particularly welcome applications from a specialist who can convene and teach in any area of the shared history of the Christian- and Islamic world c. 1450-1800.
You will be an outstanding early-career scholar, with a research portfolio in either early modern Ottoman history, early modern Mediterranean history or in intellectual, religious or economic history involving the early modern Christian and Islamic world, and on course to make a significant contribution to REF2021.

As Lecturer in Early Modern Europe and the Islamic World you will: 

  • Teach and convene undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the shared history of Islam-Christianity and early modern Global History and to contribute to curriculum development in this area
  • Make a sustained contribution to the research profile of the School of History through research, successful external funding bids, knowledge exchange and public engagement
  • Have a proven track record or solid plans for future external funding applications

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • A PhD in History or History-related subject (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of early modern European and/or Middle Eastern history
  • Experience of research-led teaching of early modern History in a Higher Education context and a strong commitment to personal excellence in teaching
  • A strong submission for REF2021
This is a fixed-term replacement role for three years, starting September 2019. 

The School of History at the University of Kent is dedicated to excellence in research, learning and teaching and offers a range of undergraduate programmes. In recent years it has received consistently high ratings of over 90% student satisfaction for its undergraduate teaching in the National Student Survey. At postgraduate level, it offers MAs by coursework or research, an M.Sc and a full PhD programme.

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 6 March 2019

Closing date for applications: 10 April 2019 

Interviews are to be held: 9 May 2019
Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: HUM0916
Please note - You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.
If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. 

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