As our recent posts suggest, it’s an exciting job market season for UK positions in international and global history. It’s about to get even more exciting, as our colleagues at King’s College London have recently advertised a Lecturer position in Twentieth-Century International History, tenable from September 1, 2015. This is a great opportunity for historians interested in modern international history, particularly as KCL boasts not just a great History Department, but also a Department of War Studies with overlapping areas of interest with the post in question.
The call for applications (more here) reads as follows:Applications are welcome from scholars with research expertise in any aspect of twentieth-century international history. We would particularly welcome applicants with research interests of broad global reach and wide thematic significance. Applications from candidates with the demonstrable ability to attract external grant funding, and/or to engage with public audiences, would be particularly welcome. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the delivery of teaching at all levels, including introductory undergraduate lectures in modern world history, upper-level undergraduate modules, MA modules and PhD supervision. S/he will work closely with colleagues in the Department of War Studies, and will take particular responsibility for the delivery of the new undergraduate degree in History and International Relations that will be offered jointly by the two departments from September 2016. S/he will also conduct and publish top-quality research in their area of specialism. The Department of History at King’s is a large, top-ranking department, covering all broad areas of post-antique history, and with particular strength in modern world history. The successful candidate will play an important role in the further development of our teaching, research, public engagement and international reputation in this area.
Those interested are requested to send in their application materials no later than April 12, 2015.