Job Posting: Lecturer in History of Medicine University of Kent


Lecturer in History of Medicine University of Kent 

Job Description 

Contract Type: Fixed Term – Ends 31/08/2022

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 18 May 2020  (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The School of History is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in History of Medicine, with expertise in the cultural and social history of 19th and 20th century Britain.  

You will contribute to both teaching and research, with a proven track record of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, teaching History of Medicine postgraduate modules and undertaking supervision of MA theses. You will work innovatively to supplement the undergraduate and postgraduate provision in the School of History, and we would particularly welcome applications from a specialist who can convene and teach in history of disability and difference. 

If you are a strong early-career scholar with an emerging research portfolio in the history of disability, understandings of difference and corporeality, or the cultural and social history of medicine, we would like to hear from you. 

As Lecturer in History of Medicine you will:

  • teach and convene undergraduate and postgraduate modules and provide support for student learning
  • collaborate with colleagues in the School on course development, delivery and assessment, taking on appropriate management and administrative responsibilities
  • undertake quality research that will contribute to a future REF submission

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • a PhD or equivalent in History or a related subject, or be near completion
  • excellent knowledge of 19th and 20th century British and Cultural History of Medicine
  • experience of research-led teaching at higher education level
  • the ability to work collaboratively on research and teaching

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

The School of History is dedicated to excellence in research, learning and teaching and has thirty-four full-time academic staff. The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) placed the School 8th nationally for Research Intensity, and our students work alongside lecturers and tutors who are not just excellent teachers, but world-class researchers actively working at the forefront of their chosen field.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on [email protected] quoting ref number: HUM-097-20-R

We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area.