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Unestablished University Lecturer in American History (fixed term)

The Faculty of History is seeking to appoint an unestablished University Lecturer in American History, based in central Cambridge. This post is fixed-term for twelve months from 1 October 2017.

The successful candidate must hold, by the start of the appointment, a doctorate in a relevant field and outstanding abilities in teaching and research. The postholder will teach at both undergraduate and Master's levels. In particular, he or she will be expected to: (a) contribute to core teaching in Paper 22 (North American History from c.1500 to 1865) and possibly also Paper 24 (US History since 1865) in Part I of the Historical Tripos (years 1-2), including 16 lectures covering the first half of Paper 22; (b) supervise undergraduates in Part I American history; (c) supervise undergraduates in final-year dissertations; (d) supervise students in the MPhil in American History.

Furthermore, the postholder will be required to examine at all levels and to assist with academic and administrative matters in American history. He or she will: have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; show a commitment to supporting students academically in the Faculty; become a regular participant in the Cambridge American History Seminar; and participate in the life of the Faculty and University more generally. The successful candidate will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community in the American History Subject Group, which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications.

Please see the Further Particulars for this post.

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Applicants seeking further information about this post are invited to contact Dr Lawrence Klein, Chair of the Faculty of History, at, or Dr Sarah Pearsall, Academic Secretary, at For further information about the application process, please contact the Faculty's HR Clerk, Ms Joanne Pearson (e-mail:, telephone: 01223 335350).

Please quote reference JJ12124 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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