Lectureship in the History of Political Thought, c.1780-1890

Grade 9, currently £37,382-£47,314

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship at the Faculty of History, in the History of Political Thought, c.1780-1890. There will be a preference for candidates working in the field of Continental European political thought, particularly German and French. Applications from those with expertise in British, international and American political thought will also be welcome, but the ability to teach Continental European political thought at both undergraduate and graduate level is a key requirement of the position.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in his or her field.  Research of international standing will be expected, but the Faculty welcomes applicants who have recently completed their PhDs as well as those who already have established careers. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent). The postholder will be encouraged to build collaborative research programmes as well as to conduct their individual research.  The post is inter-disciplinary: the holder will be a member of the Faculty of History, but will also work with colleagues in the Department of Politics and International Studies.

The postholder will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  He/she will provide lectures for the second/third-year undergraduate paper in the History of Political Thought 1700-1890; additionally she/he will be expected to develop and teach other papers within the undergraduate History Tripos: these may include a ‘Themes and Sources’ paper in Part I, and a Special Subject or a Specified Subject in Part II.  The postholder will contribute to class teaching and individual supervision of graduates, both for the M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History and for the PhD. There will be opportunities to contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching in related areas, such as modern European and British History. The postholder will be required to examine at all levels and to take a share of Faculty administration.

The post is available from 1 October 2013.  Appointments will be for a probationary period of 5 years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

Further particulars and application forms for the post can be downloaded from www.hist.cam.ac.uk/jobs, or may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9EF (telephone number 01223 335350, e-mail: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk), to whom completed applications should be e-mailed by 22 February 2013.

Informal enquiries may be made either to the Chair of the Faculty, Dr Mark Goldie (mag1010@cam.ac.uk), or to the Faculty’s HR Clerk, Mrs Joanne Pearson (e-mail: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 335350).

This appointment is subject to a health assessment. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Closing Date: 22 February 2013

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