University of Reading – History

Start date: 1 September 2014

Interview date: TBC

Post type: Fixed-term for 12 months until 31 August 2015

The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Modern American History to provide teaching on our undergraduate degree programme and contribute, as appropriate, to our postgraduate provision.

The successful candidate will teach at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum (Parts I to III) and undertake associated examination duties. In particular, the successful candidate will deliver a Part II Period (survey) module covering modern American history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries,  a Part III Topic module, and a Part III Special Subject on an area of her/his own specialism. The candidate will also supervise undergraduate dissertations; deliver lectures on the Part I Landmarks module, and contribute to the MA (Res) in History as appropriate.

You will have:

  • A PhD in modern American history, or an associated subject
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate level
  • Good organisational and administrative skills
  • An ability to work effectively with colleagues and students

Informal contact details Contact role: Head of Department 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)