Lecturer in Environmental History – 0638-23

Lancaster University


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£39,347 to £54,395

Closing Date:  

Monday 16 October 2023

Interview Date:  

Monday 13 November 2023



The Department of History at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Environmental History. This is a full-time indefinite appointment to start 2nd January 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is open to environmental historians of all chronological periods (from ancient to contemporary history) and all geographic regions of the world. The department is particularly keen to appoint a candidate who works on geographical areas that are currently under-represented in the department’s curriculum (see Further Particulars and department website). The candidate should have an excellent profile in teaching and research, as well as concrete plans for future projects and outputs. 

You will have experience of undergraduate teaching (preferably including the design and delivery of their own modules) and will be expected to be able to design and teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules and supervise doctoral students. An ability to be able to contribute to one or more of our postgraduate programmes – Masters in History, International and Military History, War and Diplomacy, Digital Humanities, and PGCert in Regional and Local History – would be an advantage. In addition, the candidate will make a more general contribution to the department’s teaching programme at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, for example by contributing to team-taught modules and supervising dissertations.

You will be expected to have completed your PhD and show evidence that you will have a strong set of publications for the next Research Excellence Framework or its future equivalent. Candidates will also be expected to show a willingness to develop research projects with the potential to attract funding from bodies such as the AHRC, ESRC, and NERC. A strategy for engaging with external stakeholders in ways that will lead to research impact is also desirable. We seek to appoint a candidate who can complement the department’s wide-ranging strengths in research and teaching. Potential collaborations with the department’s research centres and with other areas of Faculty or University expertise will also be desirable.

The History Department warmly welcomes applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and is committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to the Head of Department, Dr Thomas Mills, e-mail: [email protected]

The Department of History’s webpage can be visited at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/history/

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