Lecturer in Modern British History
Queen Mary University of London School of History
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Modern British History (Psychology and Selfhood) 

Department: School of History

Salary: £42,433 per annum (Grade 5)

Reference: QMUL22304

Location: Mile End

Date posted: 19-Jun-2020

Closing date: 19-Jul-2020

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About the Role

Joining the School’s research group on Science, Medicine and the Emotions, including the Centre for the History of Emotions, the postholder will contribute to the research life of the School; teach three existing undergraduate modules on psychology, psychiatry and the supernatural in modern Britain; and take part in the care of students, assessment and admissions¿related activities.

About You

The successful candidate will have a PhD in history or in a relevant field, experience of teaching at undergraduate level, a track record of high-quality research and clear future publication plans. Higher education teaching accreditation is desirable.

About the School

Queen Mary University of London enjoys an outstanding international reputation for the excellence of its research and teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The School of History is an innovative leader in a wide range of historical fields, and is renowned for its dynamic and supportive research environment.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work-life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time fixed term appointment for twelve months, with an expected start date of 1 September 2020. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £42,433 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Head of School, Professor Daniel Todman at history-head@qmul.ac.uk.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 19 July 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held remotely shortly thereafter.

The School is preparing its submission for its Bronze Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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