Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Lecturer in European History (Medieval)

United Kingdom

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Lecturer in European History (Medieval)

We at Birkbeck, University of London, are thrilled to announce an opening for the position of Lecturer in European History (Medieval) to contribute to our expanding field.

Salary range

£21,183 rising to £24,212 pro rata, per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Part time



Business Unit

School of Historical Studies

Closing date for applicants


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We at Birkbeck, University of London, are thrilled to announce an opening for the position of Lecturer in European History (Medieval) to contribute to our expanding field.

The School of Historical Studies at Birkbeck is looking for an exceptional Lecturer with a special interest in the Medieval period, to join the School this September, and teach 0.5 FTE for this coming year for 12 months.

As a Lecturer in European History, your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering high-quality teaching on the following modules:

  • The Medieval World: From Constantine to the Khans (level 4)

  • Space, Architecture and Landscape of the Middle Ages (level 5)

  • Supervising BA and MA student research projects and dissertations

  • Supporting students on the MA Early Modern & Medieval Studies
  • Engaging in public outreach linked to your academic specialism.
  • The ideal candidate for the Lecturer in European History role should have:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) level in an appropriate specialism or be close to completion
  • Good developing track record of research and expertise in the history of the Medieval period between late Antiquity and the fifteenth century
  • Teaching experience at degree and/or postgraduate level
  • An understanding of different teaching and learning methods and experience of working with students from a range of backgrounds.
  • The School of Historical Studies, within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, is situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, London, and brings together research, teaching and innovation across History of Art, Museums and Heritage, History, Classics, Archaeology and Philosophy.


    £21,183 rising to £24,212 pro rata, per annum (0.5); (£42,365 rising to £48,424 FTE). The salary, Grade LLEC, quoted 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.

    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.

    Terms and Conditions

    Fixed-term, 0.5 contract (17.5 hours per week); September 2024 – August 2025. Please submit an application form for consideration. Closing date: 3 June 2024, interview date: 19 June 2024.


    If you would like to know more about the role, please click on apply below or contact Dr Kate Franklin, Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical Studies, at [email protected]

    If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], 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.

    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 and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes

    Job details


    Lecturer in European History (Medieval)


    Birkbeck, University of London


    United Kingdom


    May 02, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 03, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,History,Philosophy

    About the employer

    Established in 1823, the Birkbeck University of London is an open research university that was founded by George Birkbeck. It is associated with the Commonwealth Universities, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, European University Association, and the University of London. Earlier, the university was known as the London Mechanic's Institute. In 1830, it started admitting female students which resulted in an increase in the number of enrolments.

    In 1858, the university began to offer undergraduate degrees to its students. In 1866, the university's name was changed to Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution. Later on, it was shortened to Birkbeck College and then it was given the status of the university and it became the Birkbeck University of London. In 1904, the Student Union was developed where a council was elected to manage the organization. The student union of Birkbeck is the first to be a Founding Member of the National Union of Students.

    The campus of the university comprises of a number of teaching hospitals, scientific institutes, and laboratories. The School of Arts and the Department of Humanities and English is also located within the premises. Moreover, it houses residence halls for students, provides all the facilities required by them. Some of the renowned residence halls are Vanessa Bell, Lydia Lopokova, and John Maynard Keynes. In addition, the campus features a Birkbeck cinema hall and Peltz Gallery. It is known to be nearby cafes, restaurants, departmental stores, and shops for the convenience of students. Considering the growing number of students, the university decided to expand its faculties and the campus. In 2013, a new campus in East London was opened. And, many of the institutes were constructed at this campus.

    The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. The school of humanities was built in 2004, which is known to be a well-known faculty of the university. Also, the university collaborated with the London Knowledge Lab for research studies. The academic structure of the university includes a variety of subjects that are categorized into 19 departments. Some of the notable departments are the Department of Criminology, Department of Planetary Sciences, Department of Media, Film & Cultural Studies, Department of History, Department of Mathematics, Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, and the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems. Not just this, faculty members of the university are known to be well-experienced and co-operative.

    The Birkbeck University of London has a list of notable alumni that includes Bear Grylls (Television presenter), Ramsay MacDonald (First labor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Aaron Klug (Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Eric Hobsbawm (Famous historian), and Daisy Ridley (Renowned Actress).

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