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The University of Aberdeen Seeks Lecturer in Modern European History

The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy, and Art History is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Modern European History (1.0 FTE, open-ended) from 1 May 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.


School/Section: Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History

Staff Category: Academic

Position Type: Full Time

Duration of Post: Substantive

Grade: Grade 7

Salary £43,414 to £51,805

Location: Aberdeen

Closing Date: 14/12/2022

Ref No: DHP117A



Applicants should have a proven research record in Modern European History from c. 1850 to the present, and an ability to teach across the discipline. The successful candidate will contribute to the History Department’s research profile through publications and grant income generation.

The University welcomes all applicants, but preference may be given to applicants whose expertise broadens the existing modern European expertise of the Department, which currently includes German History, Russian History, modern European monarchies, WWI, and Polish-Lithuanian Studies.

The University is keen to foster interdisciplinary and inclusive research, with significant potential for social and cultural impact, guided by its ‘Aberdeen 2040’ strategic plan ( Preference may be given to candidates able to offer evidence of ongoing impact, supportive of an impact ‘case study’ in a future REF submission.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching across the undergraduate History programme and develop specialist honours courses focusing on their field of expertise. They will have the ability to contribute fully to the teaching of continental European History in the modern period. The appointee will supervise PhDs and work with colleagues to develop postgraduate offerings. The appointment will be made at lecturer level with expectation that applicants will have an academic publishing profile of demonstrable excellence.

The Lecturer will be expected to teach across the four-year Scottish undergraduate MA, to contribute to taught postgraduate courses, especially the MLitt in Modern History, and to recruit and supervise postgraduate research students, including those based oversees who may opt for ‘distance learning’.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, have experience of teaching in higher education, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 7, £43,414 – £51,805 per annum, with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Ben Marsden, Head of History Department, e-mail:

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Storey, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

To apply online for this position visit here

Job Reference Number: DHP117A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 14 December 2022 

Interviews will take place 11 January 2023


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