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Teaching Associate in Modern Russian and/or Soviet History (Fixed term, Part time)


Location:  University Park
Salary:  £33,348 to £37,386 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 May 2023
Reference:  ARTS169723

The Department of History at the University of Nottingham is looking to appoint a Teaching Associate in Modern Russian and/or Soviet History with particular reference to Soviet politics, society and culture. You will have a PhD in history, with teaching experience at undergraduate level on modern history.

We want to continue to tackle the underrepresentation of marginalised groups in history – whether in staffing, curriculum, research, the public face of history or presence in the classroom. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to make a positive difference to issues of underrepresentation, through your experience, work, ethos, identity, or in some other way.

We believe in an inclusive working environment for all. We are welcoming, supportive and caring, conscious that diversity in our community is fundamental to our values and vital to our success. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people currently underrepresented in history, such as those of marginalised genders (e.g. women, non-binary, trans), people with disabling conditions, and people from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds.

You will contribute to an exceptional education for undergraduates in history and the Department’s research profile and culture. And you will contribute to the administration of the Department – in particular, by championing and promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives.

Shortlisting is anonymous: we cannot see any personal data or the ‘Additional Information’ section in your application until shortlisting is completed. Shortlisting is by criteria-based questions based on the person specification, rather than CV or letter.

As a Teaching Associate you will be expected to:

  • Design and deliver modules in history, contributing lectures and seminars within the Department's overall teaching programme.
  • Supervise and examine undergraduate students.
  • Support tutorial groups, developing their knowledge and learning skills.
  • Take a proactive role in the pastoral support of students, dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Be responsible for administrative duties.
  • Contribute to impact, public engagement, and interdisciplinarity.
  • Contribute positively and proactively to the Department’s teaching culture, especially considering issues of underrepresentation in history.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term, part-time basis (33.75 hours per week), commencing 1st October 2023 and ending on 31st January 2025.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Andrew Cobbing, Head of Department, email:; please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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