Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Global History (Education-focused) Ref 21456

School/department: Department of History, School of Media, Arts and Humanities
Hours: Part time up to 0.8 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Fixed term until 15 June 2025
Reference: 21456
Salary: Lecturer A starting at £40,521 to 44,263 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 30 August 2023.
Closing date: 25 September 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: 15 January 2024

Job description

The History Department at the University of Sussex is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Global History for a fixed term position.

In this role you will deliver teaching across our renowned BA program in History, covering existing modules in Middle Eastern and Global History. For this fixed-term position you will have teaching experience and research expertise in 19th and 20th century Middle Eastern and Global History. An ability to teach the history of Palestine in the pre-1948 period will be an advantage.

You will be expected to deliver specialist final-year teaching and supervise BA dissertations on the module ‘Special Subject: Palestine from the Ottomans to Nakba’ and you will also contribute lectures and seminar teaching to several other modules across the BA curriculum, particularly in the areas of global history and the history of the Middle East.

You will join a thriving, innovative and collegial History Department with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary study, and an intellectually ambitious undergraduate and postgraduate student community. History at Sussex ranked 20th in the UK QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023) and 4th for our research impact (REF 2021). The department has a strong commitment to teaching and researching global history within decolonial frameworks with a cluster of historians affiliated with the Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex (MENACS).

An emerging research profile and education portfolio, teaching experience, good communication skills, and an ability to work productively as part of a friendly, team-oriented department are essential skills for this position.

Please contact the Co-Head of Department, Dr Claudia Siebrecht for informal enquiries: historyhod@sussex.ac.uk

The University of Sussex celebrates and promotes diversity, equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Applications are particularly welcomed from black and minority ethnic candidates and candidates with a disability, who are under-represented in academic posts in our department. You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy, Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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