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Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary European History, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of London - Birkbeck

04-07-2021 17:06


The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck invites applications for a part-time, fixed-term Lectureship in Modern and Contemporary European History. Scholars working on any aspect of continental European history in the 19th and/or 20th century will be considered. The ideal candidate will 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. They should also have strong and relevant teaching experience.

The appointee will provide undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in modern history, including contributions to the jointly-taught BA introductory modules ‘The Modern World’ and/or ‘The Contemporary World’, and the jointly-taught MA introductory module ‘Mastering Historical Research’. They will also supervise BA and MA dissertation students. In addition to teaching, the appointee will engage in scholarly research and publication; and participate in Departmental and School administration as required.

Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter in which they outline their research interests and teaching experience.

The deadline for applications is Monday 6 September 2021.

We are seeking a new colleague who has:

  • A PhD or equivalent and a breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in modern continental European history
  • Experience of teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the supervision of dissertations
  • The skills to convene a masters programme (such as the MA in Contemporary History and Politics or MA  European History), including the academic and pastoral support of students and a commitment to working with diversity
  • Outstanding potential to contribute to the department’s vibrant research culture and research-led teaching
  • The ability to work flexibly across the academic year

This is a part-time position at 0.5 FTE and is fixed-term for two years.


Within the Lecturer grade of the College's London Pay Scale: £39,634 rising to £40,705 per annum.

The salary quoted will be pro-rata for this part time post and is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Matt Cook, Head of Department, on m.cook[at]  

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact jobs[at], providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome 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, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.




Η Δράση Αναβάθμιση και Ανανέωση του ιστοχώρου της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Οικονομικής Ιστορίας χρηματοδοτείται από το Κοινωφελές Ίδρυμα Ιωάννη Σ. Λάτση, στο πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος Ενίσχυσης Επιστημονικών Εταιρειών 2016