Lecturer in Global Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow
Reference Number: 021957
Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building, University of Glasgow
College / Service: COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Department: SCHOOL OF SOCIAL & POLITICAL SCIENCES
Job Family: Research And Teaching
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: £42,418 – £49,149
To undertake excellent research and teaching in economic and social history since 1800 with an international dimension. To strengthen existing expertise in business history, gender history or history of medicine, particularly through the application of historical perspectives to global developments and trends. To contribute to knowledge exchange activities, to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and to undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives.
For appointment at Grade 8, a substantial contribution will include leading high-quality research activities and delivering, organising and reviewing key areas of teaching and learning within the School.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and progress individual/joint research projects of international standard in the subject area with the support of a mentor, as required.
2. Write up research findings/outcomes for publication in leading journals and/or in research monographs or in key edited collections for dissemination as appropriate, and in connection with this identifying potential sources and contributing to funding applications as an individual or team member.
3. Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College, including establishing a track record of high-quality publications.
4. 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 taking responsibilities as course co-ordinator for one or more courses as required.
5. 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.
6. Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.
7. Contribute to the development of theory and practice in the subject area.
8. Supervise individual student projects at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and contribute to the supervision and training of postgraduate research students, as appropriate, to ensure their effective development.
9. Take on administrative or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School.
10. Engage in professional development as appropriate.
11. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision.
For appointment at Grade 8:
In addition to the duties and responsibilities above, a track record of accomplishments to date that includes some of the following:
1. Pursuing and delivering 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.
2. Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establish and lead research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and develop external research collaborations both nationally and internationally to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.
3. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner which supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment, making a substantial contribution to the teaching and learning activities within the School.
4. Develop new and effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, organisation, feedback and assessment.
5. Develop a growing portfolio of research outputs and activities and support early career staff in developing their own portfolios.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent professional experience in a similar or related role.
A2 Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge in research/teaching methods and techniques using historical perspectives to study international dimensions of economic and social change post 1800
A3 Emerging national/international research profile in an area of international economic and social history that strengthens the subject’s expertise in business history or gender history or history of medicine.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
A4 Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in economic and social history since 1800, with potential to develop research/teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support.
A5 Established reputation in research and teaching, including an international research profile in an area of economic and social history that strengthens the subject’s expertise in business history, gender history or global economic and social history.
A6 Membership of relevant professional body, where appropriate.
C1 Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.
C2 Ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area.
C3 Ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external (e.g. commercial) awareness.
C4 Ability to work on own initiative to contribute to the research and teaching activities within the subject area and wider School environment.
C5 Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate research, teaching and administrative responsibilities.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
C6 Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding, and to aid in career development of early career academic colleagues.
C7 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.
C8 Ability to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and/or institutions in developing research.
E1 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
E2 Developing a track record of research outputs compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
E3 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 and as appropriate to the discipline.
E4 Track record of scholarship and development and delivery of teaching, and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques and methods.
E5 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
E6 Experience of supervision of students at honours or postgraduate level.
E7 Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.
Produce publications as appropriate to subject specialism within agreed timescales.
Participate in the supervision of postgraduate students, including PhDs.
Develop and deploy effective learning and teaching resources, as agreed with relevant stakeholders, e.g. Heads of Subject/School.
Design, implement and evaluate teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as appropriate.
Participate in appropriate Subject/School/College and University committees.
Actively contribute to University, College and School research strategy, attending and presenting at high profile international conference and acting as principal investigator on research grants.
Contribute to international and national research developments through membership of scholarly and advisory bodies.
At Grade 8:
Play a leading role in developing University, College and School research strategy, attending and presenting at high profile international conference and taking responsibility for key research activities within subject specialism.
Make a substantial contribution to international and national research developments through committee membership on scholarly and advisory bodies.
Design and deliver a range of courses at all levels, underpinned by research/scholarship.
Take responsibility for student supervision and supporting/coaching early career staff in the relevant subject area.
Planning and Organising
Organise workload and manage time effectively to undertake all research, teaching and administrative duties and professional activity.
Participate in the planning and implementation of research, teaching and administration at all levels within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives.
Plan, organise, deliver and evaluate learning and teaching activities and carry out assessment at a variety of levels.
Plan and prepare applications for research funding.
Plan and deliver events, e.g., seminars, conferences and knowledge-exchange activities.
At Grade 8:
Play a leading role in the planning and implementation of research, teaching and administration at all levels within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives.
Undertake management of programmes and courses as directed by the Head of School and/or the Head of Subject.
Prioritise work in line with agreed Subject/School objectives including assessment processes, course content and committee advice.
Take responsibility for an agreed element of planned research, demonstrating leadership and making decisions on research methodology, targets for submission of grant applications and choice of journals for publication.
Monitor and evaluate the content and delivery of relevant teaching programmes.
Act as first point of contact for enquiries from students within the subject area and provide appropriate pastoral care.
At Grade 8:
Take responsibility for an agreed research project, demonstrating leadership and making decisions on research methodology, targets for submission of grant applications and choice of journals for publication and supervising members of research team where appropriate.
Make decisions on course content, teaching methods and applications by students; selection of and liaison with External Examiners as appropriate.
Exchange relevant information with Programme Leaders, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Directors, Heads of Subject and other relevant staff to ensure that School strategic objectives are met and that University protocols relating to quality assurance and programme enhancement are enacted.
Develop effective relationships with students and provide advice and support conducive to enhancing their academic engagement and learning, and, where relevant, seeking advice from the University’s Student Support Services.
Develop effective relationships with academic and administrative colleagues in order to facilitate information exchange and to encourage effective research and teaching.
At Grade 8:
Develop effective relationships with academic colleagues for advice, providing support and guidance to early career academics as appropriate.
Interaction with academic colleagues in other Universities (including external examiners) nationally and internationally, and professional organisations to support knowledge exchange and collaboration.
Participate in a range of student recruitment activities and build relationships with prospective students, as appropriate.
Engage with Research Councils, charitable bodies and other external sources of research funding.
At Grade 8:
Play a leading role in arranging and participating in student recruitment activities and support early career staff in building relationships with prospective students, as appropriate.
Propose alternative strategies and negotiate alternative arrangements in overcoming any problems.
Resolve issues of an academic nature arising in relation to research/teaching.
Provide advice to students and resolve issues or redirect as appropriate in order to provide effective pastoral care.
At Grade 8:
Play a leading role in supporting early career staff in providing pastoral care to students and resolving issues as they arise.
Standard Terms & Conditions
The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 7/8, £34,520 – £38,833/ £42,418 – £49,149 per annum.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.
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Vacancy Reference: 021957, Closing Date: 19 August 2018