New Job! History Lectureship at the University of Exeter

Job details

Job title: Lecturer E&R in History

Job reference: P62459

Date posted: 11/05/2018

Application closing date: 08/06/2018

Location: Cornwall

Salary: The starting salary will be from £34,520 within the Grade F band (£34,520 – £38,833).

Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Job category/type: Academic

Job description

The above full time post is available from 1st September 2018 on a permanent basis. However, we do have the ability to consider a start date of 1st January 2019 for the right candidate.

The role

The post of Lecturer in History will contribute to extending the research profile of the Department of Humanities at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall, particularly in areas related or complementary to European History since 1500.

The post will include responsibility for conducting your own programme of research in any field of continental European history, broadly interpreted, in any period since 1500.  You will develop grant applications to support this research programme. In addition to established approaches to European history we also welcome applications that interpret ‘European’ broadly in terms of either focus, geography, or method.

You will have clear plans to develop an exciting teaching provision of research-led modules that will challenge students and clearly make a distinctive contribution to the existing history programme at Penryn. You will also contribute to joint delivery of level one courses, supervise dissertations and tutor students, and contribute to postgraduate programmes as appropriate. You will also be expected to make a contribution to departmental administration.


About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

-A PhD or equivalent in History and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research

-A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding

-An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research

-Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes

-Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners involvement in projects which develop impact.

What we can offer you

-Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;

-Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly

-An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development

-Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

-A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Dr Timothy Cooper (email:

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

To apply, click here.