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New position available: Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow

Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow with a focus on the United States (late 19th century to the late 20th century).


Reference # 026636 
Closing Date: 24 July 2019
College / Service COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 
Department SCHOOL OF SOCIAL & POLITICAL SCIENCES 
Job Family Research And Teaching Position Type Full-Time Salary Range £43,266 - £50,132 / £45,630 - £58,089

To develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of international standard and contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing agreed teaching, assessment and administration processes to enhance learning and teaching in the Subject Area of Economic and Social History, in the School of Social & Political Sciences. The postholder will have a research focus on the United States within the period from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. Any specialism in economic and social history is welcome, although expertise in the history of capitalism and/or environmental history would be desirable. The postholder will also be expected to offer research-led teaching across the range of the Subject Area’s existing undergraduate and postgraduate-taught programmes. The latter include the MSc in Global Economy programme; the Erasmus Mundus International Masters programme in Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL); the MSc in History programme; and PGT teaching in connection with joint programmes with the University of Glasgow’s strategic partner, the University of Nankai. In addition, there would potentially be opportunities to contribute to
PGT programmes in the Adam Smith Business School.

For appointment at Grade 9: a substantial contribution will be made to the strategic direction of the School/College through actively engaging in relationships with external stakeholders that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach and providing academic leadership and management within the School/College.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Develop an expert reputation in the field by effective dissemination and publishing of research findings in leading journals and conferences, and where appropriate undertaking knowledge exchange activities.
  • Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.
  • Actively contribute to the effective management and administration of the College/School, assuming responsibility for the management of allocated resources and contributing to the wider organisation of the subject area.
  • Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.
  • Develop effective approaches which enhance intellectual understanding and innovation in the field and support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision. 
  • Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.
  • Develop effective working relationships with students and early career staff in the subject specialism, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership. Work in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.
  • To supervise project work at undergraduate and masters levels and take forward the supervision and training of postgraduate research students.
  • Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World. 

For appointment at grade 9:

In addition to the duties and responsibilities above:

  • Undertake a leading role in the development and implementation of individual and/or joint research projects of international standard, participating actively in the development of College/School research strategy. Disseminate research findings locally, nationally and internationally to enhance learning within the discipline and to represent the University externally.
  • Take a lead in major funding bids and related activities, including Knowledge Exchange, which develop and sustain support for the subject area and recognised excellence for the University. Through an established network of external stakeholders, increasingly influence public understanding and/or professional policy and practice aligned with the strategic priorities of the School/College/University.
  • Undertake academic management and leadership roles and responsibilities to ensure high quality course/programme administration, setting and monitoring standards and lead on the development of policy and practice across research and teaching teams (beyond subject/school level).
  • Develop a strategic approach to embedding learning technologies across the Subject/School and College to support and enhance course/programme delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment within campus based, blended and online provision.
  • Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

For more details on the position visit https://www.gla.ac.uk/it/iframe/jobs/ and use the vacancy reference # 026636

Informal inquiries to Head of Subject, Professor Raymond Stokes (Ray.Stokes@glasgow.ac.uk).

For more information on the programme visit https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/




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