University of Reading – Department of History, School of Humanities

Location: Reading
Salary: £38,511 to £47,328 per annum                                        
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent


Placed on: 17th December 2014
Closes: 19th January 2015
Job Ref: LE14053
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Start date: 1 September 2015

Interview date:  To be confirmed

We wish to appoint a Lecturer in Modern American History (twentieth century). The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and researcher, able to deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and possessing outstanding research potential. S/he will demonstrate an ability to develop innovative pedagogy, including the use of technology-enhanced learning techniques, and be able to make an appropriate contribution to the 2020 REF.

Applications are welcome from specialists in any area of modern American history. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates able to strengthen one of the Department’s core teaching and research interests, which include political, cultural, gender, and transnational history, and the history of ideas and beliefs.

You will have:

–  Excellent skills in teaching and facilitating learning

–  Research profile commensurate with level of experience

–   Good organisational skills

– Clear potential to make a full contribution to the 2020 REF

Informal contact details

Contact role:    Head of Department of History

Contact name:  Prof David Stack

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8149

Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:   Associate Professor in American History

Contact name:  Dr Emily West

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 5376

Contact email:

To formally apply, please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

Please quote the relevant reference number. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.