School of History and Heritage
Salary: From £31,656 per annum
Closing Date: Friday 22 January 2016
Interview Date: Monday 08 February 2016
The School of History and Heritage is based in the College of Arts, located at the University’s main Brayford campus beside a natural pool in the River Witham with a view dominated by the magnificent Cathedral. School teaching and research staff currently represent the disciplines of history and conservation and deliver a portfolio of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees.
History is taught as an undergraduate BA, and there are also two thriving taught MA programmes in History and Medieval Studies and a growing number of postgraduate research students. There is a strong and growing team of historians with particular strengths in medieval, Mediterranean, gender and 20th century political and cultural history. The team performed well in REF 2014 with 35% of outputs rated 4*. Lincoln is one of the few UK universities to offer BA and MA degrees in conservation and the School also houses Crick Smith, a leading practice in the conservation, restoration and research of historic buildings and artefacts.
The successful candidate will expand and strengthen our expertise by bringing a developing research profile and established teaching record in the history of late Roman and Byzantine art and architecture. She or he will help in developing links between history and conservation within the School of History and Heritage.
The successful candidate will play a key role in the School’s curriculum development, notably in advancing plans to introduce additional modules in visual and material culture and to develop a programme in the history of art and architecture. She or he will hold a teaching qualification in HE or have received HEA recognition.
Lincoln is a wonderful city for a historians of art and architecture, boasting structures dating from the Roman and medieval periods until today, including Britain’s finest cathedral and a recently-restored Norman castle. There are excellent local museums and galleries, archives spanning the medieval to the modern period. Applicants invited for interview will be asked to offer a presentation on how resources found in Lincoln will inform their teaching at level 2.
There is a strong collaborative research culture within the school with regular seminars and ongoing support for research activity, including funding for research and conference activities and a research leave scheme.