The Department of History at the University of Southampton invites applications to a Lectureship (Level 4) in Modern History (Nineteenth-Century America), with special reference to the histories of the American Civil War, slavery, abolition and reconstruction. This post is available from 1 January 2016 on a fixed-term basis, for two years in the first instance.

You will join a vibrant team of more than forty permanent academic staff, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research (ranked 3 in REF 2014). Situated within the Faculty of Humanities, our interdisciplinary research centres include the Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies, the Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research, and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. (For further information, see our website at

You must have completed or be near to completing a PhD in Modern History and show a developing profile of international excellence in research and publications, together with potential for attracting research funding. You will undertake research-led teaching at all levels of the Faculty’s History programmes, have the opportunity to contribute to the design and teaching of new modules in History, and play an active role in our administrative team.

The successful applicant will be required to take up this post on 1 January 2016.

Further enquiries should be addressed to Professor Sarah Pearce: email   or Dr Christer Petley: email


Application Procedure: You should submit your completed online application form The application deadline will be midnight on 9 October 2015. If you need any assistance, please call Maxine Parker (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 3784.

Please quote reference 619015F4 on all correspondence.