Lecturer in Maritime History

The Historical and Political Studies group is looking to recruit an energetic and committed lecturer in early modern maritime history on a fixed term contract for 12 months commencing 24 January 2022. This teaching post is a replacement for a colleague who is undertaking a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship in 2022/23.

You would be expected to teach across the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate History curriculum, and to specifically lead the following module:

  • HIST604 Piracy and Privateering c.1560-1816

You will have research expertise pertaining to one or more of the following areas:

  • Early Modern Maritime History

You will need to demonstrate that you have excellent interpersonal skills and will work effectively both independently and as part of a team with colleagues, students, and internal, and external associates.

The post requires:

  • A first degree in History or a cognate discipline and PhD in History or a related subject, at or near completion;
  • Ability to teach the specific modules listed, and more broadly across the undergraduate and postgraduate History curriculum;
  • Experience of academic administration responsibilities;
  • Excellent academic and pastoral support for students;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team and to take initiative.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Interviews are likely to take place on 16th December 2021 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Rebecca Emmett, Associate Head of School: Historical and Political Studies by email rebecca.emmett@plymouth.ac.uk or via the School Office on telephone 01752 585119.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages 

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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