The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Lecturer in History 0.6 FTE (Maternity Cover)

Salary range £31,134 - £36,092 per annum pro rata
DurationFixed term until February 2021
Working hours21 hours per week
Closing DateSunday 22 September 2019

The Centre for History, founded in 2005, is part of the Humanities and Gaelic Subject Network, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The Centre has a strong team of research-active scholars who have developed an innovative range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

As a part-time lecturer, for a fifteen-month period at the Centre, you will work from the Centre’s base in Dornoch in the north Highlands. You will deliver, monitor, administer and evaluate academic modules and programmes to taught undergraduates and postgraduates, supervise student projects and dissertations, and contribute to the development and efficient operation of the Centre. You should have previous experience of university-level teaching in the field of early modern European (including Scottish and British) History, c.1500-1800.                               

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are as follows:

  • PhD in History or a strongly-related subject
  • a good knowledge of the field and experience in teaching (particularly module leadership and module development)

Interviews will be held in Dornoch on Monday 7 October 2019.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279239.