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Deadline: Closing date: 30 August 2018

School/department:  School of History, Art History, and Philosophy (Department of History)
Hours: Part time (0.36 FTE)
Contract: Fixed term until 28 June 2019
Reference: 3584
Salary: Starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 3 August 2018
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: 17 September 2018

The Department of History at Sussex enjoys an international reputation for excellence in research, teaching, widening participation, and impact.  Consistently ranked among the top History departments in the UK by university guides, it is one of the most distinguished and innovative departments in the country.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in modern Middle Eastern History, with particular strengths in the history of Egypt in the 19th and 20th centuries. They will have core teaching expertise in the history of the late Ottoman Empire and the 20th century Arab Middle East. They will also be able to deliver more specialized courses in Islamic social and political history since 1900. You will be able to give lectures, teach seminars, supervise student dissertations, mark different kinds of academic assessment, and perform administrative tasks.

The University of Sussex operates a modular and semesterised teaching system: the teaching duties required of this post fall unevenly across the two semesters, with the bulk occurring in the Spring semester.

The successful candidate will join a thriving, collegial department with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary study, and an intellectually ambitious undergraduate and postgraduate student community.  Ability to teach, good communication skills, and an ability to work productively as part of a friendly, team-oriented department are essential skills for this position.

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, please email the Head of History, Dr Chris Warne:

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don’t use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

More information and application here

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