Lecturer in Contemporary Political History Ref 2505

School/department:  School of History, Art History, and Philosophy / Department of History – American Studies 
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 8 May 2020 (maternity cover)
Reference: 2505
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 21 October 2019
Closing date: 20 November 2019.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview dates: 4 - 6 December 2019
Expected start date: 2 January 2020


Job description

The Department of History at Sussex enjoys an international reputation for excellence in research, teaching, widening participation, and impact. Consistently ranked among the top History departments in the UK by university guides, it is one of the most distinguished and innovative departments in the country.

The Sussex Centre for American Studies is consistently ranked in the top three departments in this subject in the UK and has a global reputation for excellence. We deliver excellent teaching and cutting edge research in American history, literature, culture and politics.

The successful candidates will have a proven track record in Contemporary Political History, with particular strengths in the histories of the UK and the US as well as conversance with key cultural and historical issues.

A focus on the history of political institutions and structures, and/or on the culture and politics of race and race relations is especially desirable, but you will need to have a broader understanding of how these issues fit into British and American life, and recent history too.

You will be able to give lectures and teach seminars, mark different kinds of academic assessment, and perform administrative tasks. 

The successful candidates will join a thriving, collegial School with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary study, and an intellectually ambitious undergraduate and postgraduate student community. Ability to teach, good communication skills, and an ability to work productively as part of two friendly, team-oriented departments are essential skills for this position.

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, please email the joint Head of History, Dr Chris Warne: C.M.Warne@sussex.ac.uk; or the Director, Sussex Centre for American Studies, Dr Doug Haynes: D.E.Haynes@sussex.ac.uk.

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How to apply

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