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

Salary range £31,134 - £36,092 per annum pro rata
Working hours17.5 hours per week
LocationCentre for History, Dornoch
Closing DateMonday 21 June 2021

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 0.5FTE (17.5 hours per week) permanent lecturer at the Centre, the contract offered will be teaching-only, in the first instance, although we would wish to review adding a research element in the future. The work will involve leading seminar-style discussions by video-conference with students, sessions which will be taught from home or - optionally, and should it prove feasible in the light of current COVID restrictions - from a UHI Academic Partner college. You will design, deliver, monitor, administer and evaluate academic programmes and contribute to the development and efficient operation of the Centre. You should have previous experience of university-level teaching and be active in the field of medieval Scottish, British or European history, although you can expect to teach across a wide chronological and geographical range, including also some early modern history and historiography. In your first semester with us, you will be asked to lead on and deliver an existing third-year module, ‘War and Chivalry in Medieval Britain and France’, although we would offer you the opportunity to develop significant teaching materials in your own field (subject to discussions with the team) for the following academic year.

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 university-level teaching (particularly module leadership and module development).

An application form and further details can be obtained via our website or from the Personnel Office at

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6 July, by video conferencing.

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