Lecturer in Social History

University of Glasgow


Job Purpose

The School of Social and Political Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Social History. The post holder will conduct research in modern social history as well as deliver teaching in the Economic and Social History subject area at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This post fits within the School’s thematic priority of addressing historical legacies and inequalities, and we welcome applicants with expertise in any area of Black history from the eighteenth century onwards. This could include but need not be limited to a focus on Black British, (post-) colonial or Commonwealth history.

The post holder be based in the Economic and Social History subject area, where they will develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of international standard and strengthen links and demonstrate impact with colleagues across and beyond the University and with non-academic bodies as appropriate to their specialism. They will contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing teaching and assessment processes to enhance learning and teaching. The post-holder will also undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives. We value diversity and especially encourage applications from women, disabled and ethnic minority candidates.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1.      Develop and progress individual/joint research projects of international standard in the subject area with the support of a mentor, as required.

2.      Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College, including establishing a track record of high-quality publications and contributing to funding applications as an individual or team member.

3.      Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching on undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses within the subject area in accordance with the subject’s priorities including accepting responsibilities as course co-ordinator for one or more courses.

4.      Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

5.      Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.

6.      Supervise individual student projects at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and to contribute to the supervision and training of postgraduate research students, as appropriate, to ensure their effective development.

7.      Take on administrative or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School.

8.      Engage in professional development as appropriate.

9.      To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan – World Changers Together.

For appointment at Grade 8 i****n addition the listed above:

10.   Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to the subject area.

11.   Develop a growing portfolio of research outputs and activities and support early career staff in developing their own portfolio.



A1: PhD or equivalent in xx or a related discipline.

A2: Membership of relevant Professional Society, if appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


C1: Research expertise and specialist knowledge of modern social history and experience delivering teaching of social history.

C2: Developing track record of research outputs compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.

C3: Good communication skills with the ability to engage at all levels within the Subject, School, College, University, and beyond, in the academic, policy and practitioner communities.

C4: Engagement with the current and future priorities of School and College strategies, aims and ambitions.

C5: Ability to lead and deliver high quality and innovative University teaching, including assessment and curriculum development.

For Appointment at Grade 8 in addition to the listed above:

C6: Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.

C7: Established track record of research outputs and of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.

Please clearly indicate in your letter of application if you are applying for the Grade 7 or Grade 8 position and note in your application how you meet the criteria of the Grade for which you are applying.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Dr Rosemary Elliot [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7/8, £37,474 – £42,155 / £46,047 – £53,353 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hrs per week) and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension – pensions handbook https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University  https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

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