Lecturer in the History of the Middle East

London (Greater) (GB)
£41,386 - £48,414 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
15 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer specialising in the history of the Middle East before 1918. Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in any aspect of the history of the Middle East or North Africa in the Ottoman period (c. 1500-1918). You will conduct and publish high quality research in the subject, seek external research funding and engage in impact-generating activities. You will teach on the survey module Faraway so Close: The Middle East since 1800, as well as developing new modules in your area of specialism and contributing to the planning, organisation and delivery of other teaching activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


You will assume pastoral and administrative responsibilities, and participate actively in the life and culture of the department. A strong research track record, excellent teaching ability, outstanding interpersonal skills and a collaborative ethos are essential for the role.


We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented in the Department of History. All applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act are welcome.


This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.



Key responsibilities

  • Deliver team-taught and specialized teaching at all levels of UG curriculum  
  • Contribute to MA teaching and supervision 
  • Contribute to administrative and pastoral provision in the Department of History 
  • Conduct research on the history of the Middle East 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria 

1.       PhD in the history of the Middle East completed 

2.       Excellent research expertise in the history of the Middle East 

3.       Ability to convene, teach and assess modules relating to the history of the Middle East across the undergraduate curriculum 

4.       Ability to engage students and support their learning 

5.       Demonstrable administrative and interpersonal skills, a collaborative ethos, and capacity for team-working 

6.       Strong track record in research relative to career stage 

7.       Experience of teaching and supporting students at UG level 


Desirable criteria 

1.       Experience of teaching and supporting students at PG level 

Further information

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in May. The selection process will include a presentation and an interview. 


To assist in the shortlisting process, please include a copy of an article or chapter (either published or intended for publication) and a proposal for a collaboratively taught module at undergraduate level. 


You should make clear in your supporting statement how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependents).


Applicants should also include a separate short statement describing past experience that promotes diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions to more inclusive representation of racialized and other minorities in the applicant’s core discipline, or in the academy more broadly.

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