Job offer in london Lecturer A in Modern European History at Birkbeck, University of London

Job Description

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology invites applications for a fixed-term Lectureship in European History. Scholars working on any aspect of the history of continental Europe in the nineteenth century (c.1800-1914) will be considered. Applicants ideally should have completed a PhD or equivalent qualification in History and possess a publication record that shows clear evidence of research excellence and outstanding potential to contribute to the Department’s commitment to research-led teaching.

Candidate Requirements

Experience of lecturing and conducting seminars at both undergraduate and postgraduate level is particularly desirable. The appointee will be expected to offer option modules in their field(s) of expertise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will also contribute to the jointly-taught BA introductory survey modules ‘The Modern World’ and to Modern European seminars of the ‘Mastering Historical Research’ core course for students on History MA programmes. Experience in the supervision of postgraduate dissertation research is also desirable.

The successful applicant will take responsibility for organisation, supervision and teaching of nineteenth-century European history at undergraduate and postgraduate level; supervise MA and BA student dissertations; engage in scholarly research and publication; and participate in Departmental and School administration as required.

About the Department

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology has a long and distinguished record as a centre of research and teaching excellence. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, HCA was ranked seventh among all History departments in Britain (Times Higher Education research intensity table), with 85% of its research portfolio deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

For further information about the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology please visit the following website: Details of our courses can be found at:

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £36,548 rising to £41,772 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for one year. The salary quoted above is on the College’s London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period for the duration of the appointment. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 18 June 2017.

Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 3 July 2017.

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Frederick Anscombe, Assistant Dean (Email: Tel: 020 7631 6272).

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.


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