Lecturer in Modern History (Education)

open until filled
Humanities, History, Modern History
City University
London, United Kingdom
£38,587 - £54,943 GBP

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.


The School of Arts & Social Sciences is an internationally excellent centre of research and learning on the human condition in all its dimensions. It is a large and vibrant School with around 4,200 students and over 270 staff in seven Departments: Economics, English, International Politics, Journalism, Music, Sociology and Psychology. The School aims to attract outstanding members of academic staff who will produce world-leading or internationally excellent research of benefit to society; provide innovative and exciting programmes of study; and enrich the lives and enhance the career prospects of its students.

The Department of International Politics in the School of Arts & Social Sciences is a leading centre for research and undergraduate andpostgraduate education. It has strength in four core areas of research: Modern History, International Political Economy, Foreign Policy & Diplomacy, and Comparative Politics. The Department hosts the City Political Economy Research Center (CITYPERC), the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), and the new Centre for Modern History.


The Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Education) in Modern History for a six-month fixed term post. We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who will contribute to the teaching needs of the undergraduate programme in History.

Person Specification

The appointed Lecturer will have completed a PhD in Modern History or a cognate field. Candidates should have expertise in either modern European history, with the ability to teach survey courses in European history and the history of ideas, and/or they should have expertise in modern East Asian history, with the ability to teach the history of Modern Japan, Global History, and Comparative History of Empires.
Candidates are asked to apply by means of an abbreviated application form, curriculum vitae and a covering letter which details their key strengths, taking account of the requirements of the job description and the person specification criteria.
Please see the attached Job description for full details of the role.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from 10th January 2022.

Closing date: 14th December 2021 at 11:59pm

To apply and for more information about the post please use the links below.

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