Historian of Modern Science and/or Techonology

The University of Kent

Job Type: Academic Administration

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014


The University of Kent’s School of History seeks to appoint a historian of modern science and/or technology (c.1700 to present). The role holder will be committed to research-led teaching at all levels and to the intellectual culture of this vibrant School. They will also take an active role in the activities of the Centre for the History of the Sciences.

The Person
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in History or Science Studies and will have experience of working in a Higher or Further Education context as well as evidence of substantial research activity, with plans for outputs of 3* or 4* quality for REF 2020.

The ability to teach a range of history of science and/or technology modules at all undergraduate and postgraduate stages, and Science Communication at Masters level, is essential.
For full details of the role and the selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The School of History
The School of History at the University of Kent is dedicated to excellence in research, learning and teaching. The School contains twenty nine full-time academic staff, more than half of whom have been appointed since 2001.

In the RAE 2008 rankings, the School of History achieved an overall position of second equal (out of 83 History departments nationwide). The RAE History Panel rated as ‘outstanding’ the department’s research income and its deployment, the research structure and strategy, and the support afforded both to established and the numerous early career staff.

The School currently offers a range of undergraduate programmes. In recent years it has received consistently high ratings of over 90% student satisfaction for its undergraduate teaching in the National Student Survey. At postgraduate level, it offers MAs by coursework or research, an M.Sc and a full PhD programme.

For further details on the School, see www.kent.ac.uk/history/

Further Information
Start date for applications: 31st March 2014
Closing date for applications: 30th April 2014
Interviews are to be held: 4th June 2014

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply – for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. Please include contact details of three referees in your CV.

If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Teresa Bubb at T.C.Bubb@kent.ac.uk.

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

May apply at the following link: http://jobs.kent.ac.uk/fe/tpl_kent01.asp?s=5057594D6F4A5A4B555C5E50575E434D514B4D1A&key=40051231&c=711502213498&pagestamp=dbkaymvmxdslihntlt

Posted: April 14, 2014