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Lectureship in Modern Chinese History


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £32,548 to £36,613 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Saturday 19 May 2018
Interview Date:   Friday 08 June 2018
Reference:  1001718F4

The Department of History at the University of Southampton invites applications to a permanent Lectureship (Level 4) in Modern Chinese History, with a focus on the 20th/21st centuries. Ideally, we would wish the successful candidate to be able to take up the post from 1 September 2018. 

The successful candidate will be required to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to develop modules on modern Chinese History that will enhance the Department’s existing strengths in Modern History (for further details, see our website at: the first instance, in 2018/19, you will be required to teach specifically a Special Subject ‘Themes in Modern Chinese History’ (there will be scope to adapt the content to suit the post holder’s interests within the terms of the existing module specification), contribute to the team-taught module ‘Conflict and Transformation in Asia’ and deliver a first year module on ‘Modern China’, as well as offer supervision to dissertation students. Some MA teaching will also be required.  You should also be willing to contribute to team-taught modules within the History programme.

You will be expected to develop and carry out research in modern Chinese History to enhance or complement existing research strengths in the Department of History and Faculty of Humanities, and make a strong contribution to the 2021 REF and beyond. You should also be able to show how you would look to develop the wider impact of your work.  Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit samples of written work.

You will also be required to undertake leadership, management and engagement activities within the Department of History and/or Faculty of Humanities as appropriate.  

You must have a PhD in modern Chinese History, and have relevant linguistic skills.  You must show a developing profile of international excellence in research and publications, together with potential for attracting research funding. You will undertake research-led teaching at all levels of the Faculty’s History programmes, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and teaching of new modules in History, and you will play an active role in our administrative team. 

Further enquiries about this post should be addressed to Professor David Brown, Head of Department of History: email

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Matt Saxby (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1001718F4 on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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