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University Lecturer in American History

Department/Location: Faculty of History

Salary: £39,992-£50,618

Reference: JJ14408

Closing date: 09 February 2018

The Faculty of History is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in American History, who has outstanding abilities in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community in the American History Subject Group, which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications and is supported by the resources of the Mellon Fund. The post is available from 1 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointee will have an outstanding research profile in any field of American history from 1750 to the present. Early career and more senior applicants in all fields of American history are encouraged to apply.

The appointee must: have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills; show a commitment to supporting students academically; and be able and ready to co-operate in Faculty affairs, including undertaking administration.

The appointee will be responsible for teaching American History at all levels from first-year undergraduate to PhD. She or he will be expected to offer a taught course to the MPhil in American history and to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. In due course, the appointee will be expected to design and teach a Part II Specified and a Special Subject paper on an American history topic, and to play a part in convening Part I papers and directing the MPhil in American history. The appointee will also be expected to become a full participant in the Cambridge American History Seminar.

The Faculty welcomes applications from both early-career scholars and those who already have established careers. By the start of the appointment, the successful candidate must hold a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant field.

The Lecturer will be based in central Cambridge. Appointments will be for a probationary period of 5 years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16208. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

More information about the requirements for this post are available in the Further Particulars, below. When applying, please ensure that you upload any additional documents requested to the 'upload' section of the online application.

Applicants seeking further information about this post may contact Professor Tim Harper, Chair of the Faculty of History at histchm@hermes.cam.ac.uk. For Further information about the application process please contact the Faculty's HR Administrator, Ms Joanne Pearson (e-mail: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk, telephone: +44 (0)1223 335350).

Please quote reference JJ14408 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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    Mellon Research Fellow in American History (Fixed Term)

    Department/Location: Faculty of History

    Salary: £25,728-£30,688 or £29,799-£38,833

    Reference: JJ14505

    Closing date: 02 March 2018

    Applications are invited for the Mellon Research Fellow post in American History, based in central Cambridge. The position is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable for up to two further years, starting on 1 October 2018. This is a post-doctoral Fellowship and it is expected that candidates will either have completed, or be about to complete, a PhD dissertation. Successful candidates who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be appointed as a Research Assistant at Grade 5 (£25,728 - £30,688 per annum). Upon award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate, Grade 7 (£31,603 - £38,833 per annum).

    Candidates for this post will be expected to demonstrate that they have undertaken research that is original and innovative and that will, when published, make a substantial contribution to American history. They will also be expected to demonstrate an interest in contributing to the promotion of American history at Cambridge. The post is open to applicants working in every part of the American history field.

    The post is designed to enable a scholar to make significant progress in turning his/her PhD dissertation into a book, and to conceptualise a second research project. The Mellon Research Fellow will be asked to write an annual report on research undertaken. He or she will be expected to become a regular participant in and contributor to the Cambridge American History Seminar and to make a presentation to the seminar at some point during his/her tenure. The postholder will also be expected to convene the American History Graduate Student Workshop. Some teaching duties may be included.

    To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16191. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

    Applications should include a statement of proposed research, a curriculum vitae and a sample of written work of approximately 10,000 words (such as a journal article or section of a book or dissertation) as well as details of two referees who have knowledge of the candidate's work. Unless otherwise indicated referees will be contacted on receipt of application and asked to submit their reports by 5.00pm on the closing date.

    Further details and information about the application process for this post may be made to the Faculty's HR Administrator, Ms Joanne Pearson (e-mail: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 335350).

    Informal enquiries regarding the position may also be made to Professor Gary Gerstle at glg34@cam.ac.uk. The Appointments Committee will interview shortlisted candidates via skype and hopes to make the appointment by the end of March 2018.

    Please quote reference JJ14505 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

    The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

    Further Particulars