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Unestablished University Lecturer in Modern British History (fixed-term)

The Faculty of History is seeking to appoint a temporary University Lecturer in Modern British History, based in central Cambridge. This post is a fixed-term appointment for twelve months from 1 September 2018, replacing Professor Peter Mandler who will be on externally-funded leave.

The postholder will teach at both undergraduate and Master's levels. In particular, he or she will be expected to: (a) contribute to core lecturing in Paper 11 (British Economic, Social and Cultural History since 1880) in Part I of the Historical Tripos (years 1-2); (b) supervise undergraduates in the Part I modern British history papers (any or all of 5, 6, 10 or 11); (c) supervise undergraduates in final-year dissertations; (d) supervise students in the MPhil in Modern British History and contribute to its core course, 'Debates in British History', in the Michaelmas term. The postholder will be required to examine at all levels. Ability to offer lectures in other papers apart from Paper 11 would be an additional advantage.

The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, to show a commitment to supporting students academically in the Faculty, to become a regular participant in relevant Faculty research seminars, and to 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 modern British history, which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications.

The successful candidate must hold, by the start of the appointment, a doctorate in a relevant field and have outstanding abilities in teaching and research.

More information about this post is available in the Further Particulars.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applicants seeking further information about the post are invited to contact Professor Peter Mandler, Professor of Modern Cultural History: For further details about the application process, please contact the Faculty's HR Administrator, Ms Joanne Pearson (e-mail:, telephone: 01223 335350).

Please quote reference JJ14630 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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