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University Lecturer in Environmental History

The Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Environmental History, who has outstanding abilities in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be part of a lively, diverse and intellectually stimulating research community in the Economic and Social History Subject Group and possibly one other of the Faculty’s Subject Groups, depending on their specialism and expertise. The post is available from 1 October 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointee must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in their field. Research of international standing will be expected. The Faculty welcomes both early career scholars and those who already have established careers. The post-holder will be encouraged to build collaborative research programmes as well as to conduct their own individual research. He or she will teach and examine at all levels from undergraduate to PhD and will be expected to take a fair share of administration.

The annual pensionable stipend for a Lecturer is on a scale from £37,756 to £47,787. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to 10%, for a maximum of 5 years. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of outstanding achievement and an expected future level of contribution and is entirely at the discretion of the University. Appointments will be for a probationary period of 5 years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance. The Lecturer will be based in central Cambridge.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries may be made either to the Chair of the Faculty, Professor David Reynolds (, or to the Faculty’s HR Clerk, Mrs Joanne Pearson (e-mail:, telephone: 01223 335350).

Please quote reference JJ02784 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further Particulars: Lectureship in Environmental History

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I am an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Prince Edward Island where I teach in the Applied Communication, Leadership & Culture Program in the Faculty of Arts. My research focuses on the history of biomass energy and agriculture. From 2012-2014 I was the NiCHE project coordinator, and I served on the NiCHE editorial board until 2018.
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