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Hourly Paid Lecturer in History

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Closing Date:   Wednesday 07 December 2022
Reference:  HPL-HIS-2022

Hourly paid lecturer in History – module leadership opportunity

Bishop Grosseteste University is located on a beautifully green and pleasant campus just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle, and the old Roman city. In recent years we’ve undergone an explosion of growth in many areas, remaining a small and friendly university whilst expanding and developing our portfolio of courses into more exciting new areas than ever before. We still consider ourselves experts in education – we have been doing it for 160 years after all – but our teaching courses now sit alongside an exciting range of other disciplines. This is an exciting time of expansion and growth for the institution and BGU will be able to provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and contribute to our ongoing success.

The University is seeking to appoint a well-qualified and versatile Hourly Paid Lecturer for History. The successful candidates will deliver, at a minimum, on an undergraduate level 4 module addressing early modern British history (‘from Reformation to Revolution’). Experience of teaching in this subject area would be advantageous but is not essential – please see job description. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the further development of the subject at Bishop Grosseteste University.

You will teach students using a variety of methods, to suit each subject and group. Our History team believe in combining the best aspects of traditional university teaching with innovative techniques to promote student participation and interactivity. As such, we are looking to appoint enthusiastic and innovative academics to this post who are flexible and comfortable teaching beyond their subject specialism.

The role will involve assuming a module leadership role and associated marking, administrative and tutorial duties. This post will be focused on our undergraduate degree students.

Please note, this is an hourly paid position. There is no guarantee of any hours. However, there is a module in 2022-23 on early modern history that needs to be delivered at which this post is primarily being targeted. Please see job description and module specification.

Recruitment and appointment of Hourly Paid Lecturers is based on merit and equal employment opportunity principles, with all new Hourly Paid Lecturers being interviewed, either remotely, or in person. A candidate’s suitability is assessed against selection and appointments are offered subject to the candidate meeting the requirements of the role. As a minimum, an Hourly Paid Lecturer must have:

  • A right to work in the UK with no relevant work restrictions;
  • A doctoral degree in History or appropriate equivalent professional qualification;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Relevant experience of delivering undergraduate level modules

(see job description for more details of the post requirements)

Standard rates of pay from the 1st of August 2020 are as follows:

• Standard Teaching Rate: £43.79 per hour

• Placement and Work-based Learning Rate: £34.57 per hour

• Instrumental Tuition Rate: £31.04 per hour

• Marking and Non-contact Rate: £21.89 per hour

The University may appoint professional or industry experts, and where appropriate, academics from other institutions to deliver specific aspects of their teaching. A DBS check and verification of professional membership may also be required where necessary for the role.

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr W. Jack Rhoden, Programme Leader for Undergraduate History: 

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Victoria Burrows (People Services Manager) at

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Bishop Grosseteste University values people and promotes equal opportunities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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