Assistant Professor in Modern European History

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Department of International History


Assistant Professor in Modern European History


Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £58,519 pa inclusive. The full salary scale can be found on the LSE website


The Department of International History is seeking to make an appointment for an Assistant Professor.  The role holder will be expected to offer new courses at undergraduate and Masters level in Modern European History, c. 1900-1939, as well as contributing to existing courses most notably that on HY116 International Politics since 1914: Peace and War. They will also be expected to conduct and publish outstanding quality research.


We are seeking exceptional candidates with outstanding research potential and a developing record of publications in Modern European History in the period specified. The research interests of candidates will need to show a global, international, transnational or comparative perspective.  We would be particularly interested in those with an expertise on Western Europe (defined as including Britain) and in those who focus on the history of war. 


You will have a completed PhD in History or be close to obtaining a PhD in history by the post start date. You will also have expertise and research interests in modern European history, c. 1900-1939; a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications and a proven ability, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential to publish in top journals, or with leading book publishers. You will have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications; and the ability to teach history at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the area advertised.


In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is, 23rd January 2023 (23.59 UK time).  Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Presentations and Interviews will take place on 27th and 28th February 2023.


Assistant Professor in Modern European History