Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History of Humanitarianism and Disasters
University of Manchester - Department of Art History and Cultural Practices
United Kingdom

Due to the continued success of the Institute, two lectureships are being recruited to reinforce existing strengths. One in the field of contemporary history of humanitarianism and disasters, and the other in disasters and forced migration. These posts are intended to make significant contributions to research and teaching capacity in these areas.


This lectureship is a permanent teaching and research position, in which the successful candidate will conduct rigorous, in-depth research and analysis on the contemporary history of humanitarianism and disasters. You will be required to: undertake course development for postgraduate taught and undergraduate programmes within HCRI; provide high quality teaching in the Institute, where the curriculum emphasises research-informed teaching; and design additional modules around their research interests. You will have a proven record of successful teaching and learning, and of high quality research outputs and/or education enterprise.


For an appointment to be made at senior lecturer level you would be expected to: have successfully supervised at least one doctoral student to completion; demonstrate significant contributions to academic enterprise or knowledge transfer; and have a record of attracting funds for significant research or educational projects, or consultancy work with external organisations. Experience in informing policy development and NGO engagement is desirable.


Interviews will take place w/c 23rd September 2019.


As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Bertrand Taithe

Email: bertrand.taithe@manchester.ac.uk

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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