Job Klaxon: Lecturer in Colonial/Post-Colonial History

Location: Penryn
Salary: £35,211 up to £39,609 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The full time permanent post is available from 1 September 2019 in the College of Humanities, Penryn campus, Cornwall.

Summary of the role/position

We are seeking to appoint a new Lecturer with a particular focus on colonial/post-colonial history. You will have expertise in an aspect of the global history of colonialism/postcolonialism. We particularly encourage applicants whose research or teaching may have a transnational, comparative and non-elite component, preferably with expertise in Asia, Africa or South America. The ability to engage critically with postcolonial heritage contexts may also be an advantage.

We have a diverse range of scholars within the Department of Humanities at the Penryn Campus and the appointee will be comfortable working and teaching across traditional disciplinary boundaries. At undergraduate level you will be asked to develop a teaching portfolio built around your research expertise, and to contribute to jointly taught modules at first-year. The appointee may also be asked to make a significant contribution to the MA International Heritage Management and Consultancy.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

-A PhD or equivalent in history, or a related area such as post-colonial studies, 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.

Further information

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

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 multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

A beautiful campus set in the heart of Cornwall

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework).

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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