University of Kent

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern Medicine

School of History

Location: Canterbury

Job: Type Academic

Salary (£) 30594 – 52086

HUM0082, School of History, Closing date: 5 Oct 2009

The Role

Applications are invited for an ongoing post in the History of Modern Medicine for appointment on 1 May 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be made on the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Scale. Applications will be particularly welcome from those specializing in the History of Modern Medicine and History of Medical Ethics in 20thc European history and/or warfare.

We are seeking a scholar of who is capable of making a research contribution of international excellence in the area of History of Modern Medicine and 20thc Europe and/or warfare, to complement the School’s existing research strengths.

The successful candidate will undertake postgraduate research supervision and contribute to the teaching and development of research-informed MA and BA modules in this area.

The Person

You will hold a first degree or equivalent and a PhD or equivalent in relevant areas.  You will have a strong track-record of research and publication in history of modern medicine, and convincing plans for future research and publication at the highest level.  Successful teaching at undergraduate level and a willingness to teach at MA level and supervise research students are essential for this position.

For a complete person specification please refer to the job description.

The Department

The School of History at the University of Kent is a thriving department dedicated to excellence in research, learning and teaching. The School contains twenty two full-time academic staff, half of whom have been appointed since 2001. In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, the School of History achieved an overall position of 2nd equal in the country (out of 83 History departments nationwide). The RAE sub-panel noted that ‘research income and its deployment were outstanding’, ‘the research structure and strategy were outstanding’ and ‘both existing and the numerous early career staff received outstanding support’.

Further Information

Closing date for applications: 5 October 2009

Interviews are to be held: 5 November 2009

For further information and to apply on-line please visit the University of Kent’s website at