Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Late Medieval History, King’s College London (Deadline 14th June 2021)

The Department of History at King’s College London seeks to appoint a Lecturer specialising in Late Medieval History (1200-1500). Preference may be given to applicants specializing in Southern Europe and/or the Mediterranean region. You will conduct and publish high quality research in the subject, seek external research funding and engage in impact-generating activities. You will develop new modules in your area of specialism, and contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of other teaching activities. 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.

KCL particularly welcomes 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 welcomed.  This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent.

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria 

1. PhD in Medieval History completed

2. Excellent research expertise in Late Medieval History

3. Ability to convene, teach and assess modules relating to medieval history 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 early July. The selection process will include a presentation and an interview. To assist in the shortlisting process, applicants are asked to include a copy of an article or chapter (either published or intended for publication) and a proposal for a collaboratively taught module.They should make clear in their supporting statement how they meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of their skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants). Applicants should 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. Please note that we are able to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

Deadline to apply is 14th June 2021. For complete information, visit the job posting here.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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