Lecturer in the Jacobite World

University of Aberdeen

The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy, and Art History is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the Jacobite World (1.0 FTE) from 1 August 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter, for three years in the first instance. 


Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History

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The Lectureship has been created in recognition of the significance of Jacobitism to the history and culture of Aberdeen and the Northeast of Scotland, and of the unique resources held by the University and other local institutions for the study of Jacobitism. The Lectureship has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies (Margaret Jones Bequest), the Mary R. S. Creese Bequest, and the Jacobite Studies Trust. 

Applicants should have a PhD in History, experience of teaching in higher education, excellent oral and written communication skills, and an aptitude for academic administration. 

Applicants should have a proven research record in in the history and culture of Jacobitism (the ‘Jacobite World’). The successful candidate will contribute to the History Department’s research profile through publications and grant income generation. The University is keen to foster interdisciplinary and inclusive research, with significant potential for social and cultural impact, guided by its ‘Aberdeen 2040’ strategic plan (https://www.abdn.ac.uk/2040/ ). 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the four-year Scottish undergraduate MA, to contribute to introductory survey courses in Scottish history, to develop specialist honours-level courses in their field of expertise, to contribute to taught postgraduate courses, especially the MLitt in Scottish Heritage (online), and to recruit and supervise postgraduate research students, including those based overseas who may opt for ‘distance learning’. 

The successful candidate will dedicate a proportion of their time to supporting the administration and activities of the Jacobite Studies Trust 

Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 7, £44,414 – £52,841 per annum, with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Ben Marsden, Head of History Department, e-mail: [email protected]  

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Laura Sleigh, HR Adviser, (e-mail: [email protected] ) for further information. 

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs  

Job Reference Number: DHP121A 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30 March 2023 

The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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