Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Roman History and Material Culture (COA169)

University of Lincoln

Application deadline: 17th June 2016

The School of History and Heritage is based in the College of Arts, located at the University’s main Brayford campus beside a natural pool in the River Witham with a view dominated by the magnificent Cathedral. School teaching and research staff currently represent the disciplines of history and conservation and deliver a portfolio of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees. We are expanding our portfolio for established and developing programmes at BA and MA level.

History is taught as an undergraduate BA, and there are also two thriving taught MA programmes in History and Medieval Studies and a growing number of postgraduate research students. There is a strong and growing team of historians with particular strengths in medieval, Mediterranean, gender and 20th century political and cultural history (Britain and Europe). The team performed very well in REF 2014 with 35% of outputs rated 4*. Lincoln is one of the few UK universities to offer BA and MA degrees in conservation of cultural heritage. Lincoln Conservation (University of Lincoln Conservation Services, formerly trading as Crick Smith), a leading practice in the conservation, restoration and research of historic buildings and artifacts, is based in the School.

Our ideal candidate for this position, at the level of lecturer, will have a developing research profile in Roman history and material culture, which will allow him or her to be returned to the next REF, and the potential to become an outstanding HE teacher. At senior lecturer level, the ideal candidate will have an established profile in Roman history and material culture, a significant research profile with a record of external income generation, and a track record of successful teaching in a relevant subject area. At either level, he or she will also have the ability to offer basic instruction in Latin to students on the MA Medieval Studies. Experience of archaeological excavation is also desirable.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the School’s curriculum development, introducing modules with a Heritage focus. He or she may also contribute to the development of modules in related areas, according to expertise. These may, but need not, include one or more of the following: visual and material culture; the history of architecture (a RIBA-accredited course); historical archaeology; cultural and heritage management (in association with the business school). He or she will help in further strengthening links between history and conservation within the School of History and Heritage, and if appropriate act on occasion as a consultant for Lincoln Conservation.

Lincoln is a wonderful city for scholars of all periods, boasting many structures dating from the Roman period. It is also home to Britain’s finest cathedral and a recently-restored Norman castle. There are excellent local museums and galleries, archives spanning the medieval to the modern period, notably the Media Archive for Central England, Lincolnshire Archives, Tennyson Collection, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, the Usher Gallery, and the Collection. The Collection has a remarkable, large but underused Roman collection to which our students and staff have access.

The School itself offers a friendly and welcoming working environment. There is a strong collaborative research culture within the school with regular seminars and ongoing support for research activity, including funding for research and conference activities and a research leave scheme.

For more details or to apply, click here.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln

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