Employing Temporary Teaching Staff in History Code of Good Practice

The RHS Employing Temporary Teaching Staff in History Code of Good Practice highlights issues, policies, and standards that history departments (or equivalent units) should consider when employing temporary teaching staff. It has been developed and updated through the Royal Historical Society’s regular work on HE policy and consultation with Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

It may also be useful for early career researchers who want to know what to look out for, or ask questions about, as they apply for jobs.

The original document was published in 2017 and dates back to a survey of postgraduate and postdoctoral historians undertaken with History Lab Plus in 2012. The document was revised in early 2020, and we welcome suggestions for further additions and changes to reflect changing employment contexts.

Please send any comments or suggestions to the RHS Research & Communications Officer: rescommsofficer@royalhistsoc.org.

Download the Code of Good Practice here.