Lecturer in Public History

Requisition ID:  25548

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  23 May 2023


Salary: £38,474 to £43,155 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 21 June 2023



The Role


The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University invites you to apply to the role of a Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Public History to contribute to our teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate levels and a thriving and interdisciplinary research culture. This role is open to applicants working across any period or geography in the cognate areas of Public History, although applications from those working in non-Anglophone geographies and cultures will be especially welcome.

You will be expected to contribute to building a thriving research culture through a strong track record or the potential to develop a strong track record of high-quality publications, grant applications / project work and ideally, development of public engagement and Impact. Your work should have the potential to attract and support PGRs.


You will be expected to contribute to deliver research-led modules on aspects of Public History at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will need to demonstrate a track record or the potential to develop a track record of high-quality teaching within a higher education environment, as well as experience of having effective administration capabilities. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively and engagingly to students, staff and external audiences. You will be able to work within a diverse teaching and research environment.


You also must be able to demonstrate (through formal or informal actions) a commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and widening participation in your spheres of work.


Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of School, Prof. Annie Tindley (Annie.Tindley@ncl.ac.uk), Prof. Daniel Siemens, the Head of History (Daniel.Siemens@newcastle.ac.uk or to Prof. Graham Smith (Graham.Smith@newcastle.ac.uk). 

More information on the history section is available here


Key Accountabilities

•    Deliver high quality teaching and learning materials, resources and activities to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, in both solo and team taught modules in line with School and Faculty teaching objectives and timetable requirements

•    Supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, as required

•    Contribute to the delivery, planning, design and development of modules and programmes to improve teaching across the School and Faculty

•    Evaluate own practice and undertake continuing professional development in teaching

•    Plan, organise and carry out the work programme for own research, to ensure that teaching may be informed by new knowledge, insight and impactful innovation
•    Initiate or contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations in research to maximise the benefits for the School, Faculty and University

•    Participate in organised programmes of outreach/public engagement and impact development, as appropriate

•    Promote the University’s values in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and support widening access to our programmes and facilities to people who have historically had little involvement in universities

•    Undertake a range of administrative tasks to support teaching, and/or research, and/or engagement

•    Take responsibility for contributing to management or administrative role as appropriate to a Lecturer
•    Contribute to the wider work of the School, Faculty and University through input to project teams, working groups and key committees

•    Fulfill other tasks appropriate to the level of Lecturer as required by the Head of School

•    Comply with University policies, including financial regulations, equal opportunities policy, Health & Safety policy, promoting race equality policy, information systems security policy, data security, intellectual property rights and safeguarding policies

•    Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory

•    Carry out other duties, commensurate with the grade and temporary nature of the post, as requested by the Head of School

The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    Conducting research in the field, demonstrating international standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour
•    Ability to assess and evaluate concepts and theories, develop original solutions, use advanced and innovative research methodologies, and communicate complex ideas with clarity in academic, professional and public contexts
•    Experience in, or demonstrable potential for, impact in scholarship and engaging with external stakeholders
•    Experience in high quality research-led teaching, enthusiastic, reflective and creative pedagogy; experience in student experience and wellbeing issues; engagement with curriculum development/design and pedagogical innovation
•    Experience to lead large modules with a dimension of imparting historical and research methods
•    Experience of design and delivery in Technology Enhanced Learning, with demonstrable benefit to student learning outcomes and the student experience (desirable)


Attributes and Behaviour

•    Potential for collaborative, team-working and organisational skills in research and the development of new projects and collaborations, including across the teaching portfolio
•    Track record in working as a good colleague and academic citizen, willing and able to work collaboratively, including across disciplines and with external partners
•    Support and participate in the School’s Mentoring Strategy. 


•    Relevant degree and postgraduate qualifications in History including the completion and Award of a PhD in a relevant area
•    Membership of HEA and/or a recognised HE teaching qualification or equivalent international qualification (desirable)


Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 25548