Lectureship in Modern European History

Lancaster, Lancashire
£35,845 to £49,553
Mar 05, 2020
End of advertisement period
Apr 06, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Ref: A2998
Job title: Lectureship in Modern European History
Department: History
Salary range: £35,845 to £49,553
Closing Date: 6 April 2020
Interview Date: 27 April 2020
Contract: Full-time/Indefinite

The Department of History at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Modern European History.  This is a full-time indefinite appointment to start 1 July 2020.  The Department wishes to attract the best, innovative academics with a passion for the history of modern Europe.  We are particularly interested in candidates who work on the rise of Nazi Germany/Fascism, the origins of the Second World War, and the War itself from a central European perspective.  You should have an excellent profile in teaching and research as well as concrete plans for future projects and outputs. 

You will have experience of undergraduate teaching (preferably including the design and delivery of your own modules), and will be expected to be able to teach postgraduate modules and supervise doctoral students.  You are likely to be expected to teach at least one fifteen credit module including a survey module introducing students to the rise of National Socialism.  You are also likely to be expected to develop a special subject on a more specialized topic.  An ability to be able to contribute to one or both of our new MA programmes – in Military and International History and Digital Humanities – would be an advantage.  In addition, you will make a more general contribution to the department’s teaching program at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, for example by contributing to team-taught courses and supervising dissertations and thesis.  It is likely that you will be able to ‘phase in’ their teaching during the period 2020-2023.

You will be expected to have completed their PhD and show evidence that you will have a strong set of publications for the Research Excellence Framework and its future equivalents.  Candidates with a monograph that is complete or very close to completion will be preferred.  You will also be expected to show a willingness to develop research projects with the potential to attract funding from bodies such as the AHRC, ESRC and/or the Wellcome Trust.  We will favour candidates who can complement the department’s existing research strengths in:  international and military history (including the newly formed Centre for War & Diplomacy), digital humanities, the Atlantic World, and/or regional heritage.  Potential collaborations with other areas of Faculty or University expertise will also be desirable.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to Professor Ian Gregory, Head of Department, tel: 01524 594967, e-mail: I.Gregory

The Department of History’s webpage can be visited at:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.