I come from the US academic system (well, mostly), so please pardon my ignorance; I couldn't find a lot of information online so I ask this here. It appears to me that most of the UK lecturer/assistant professor job posts are not asking for anything more than just CV and Covering Letter. Is this the norm in UK? I am used to submitting several other documents for my US academic job applications, that includes research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement. So I was wondering whether such statements are expected for UK lecturer/assistant professor job applications, even if they are not explicitly asked for.
In case if the search committees of UK universities, don't require separate research and teaching statements and rather want to see them as part of the covering letter, how much details do they expect (in terms of past research, future goals, funding prospects, teaching philosophy, etc.)?. I presume that the covering letter shouldn't be longer than 2 pages.