Offre d’emploi – Assistant or Associate Professor in Medieval History (New College of the Humanities)

Location: London, Devon House (St Katherines Dock)

Term: Temporary – 12 months; potentially renewable. Full-Time

Benefits: Generous benefits package including 25 days holiday allowance pro rata (excl. Bank holidays), group life assurance, group income protection, pension schemes and private healthcare (optional)

Start: 1st. January 2023

The role

Northeastern University London wishes to appoint a temporary Assistant or Associate Professor in medieval history. The appointee will have the ability to teach the first-year courses From Roman Empire to Medieval Kingdoms, c. 300-900 and Medieval Europe 1000-1300, Faith and Power and the third-year special subject The Crusades and the Expansion of Europe. In addition, the ability to contribute to the teaching of the survey course Britain and the World: Interaction and Empire may be an advantage.

Core duties will include: teaching the specified courses; contributing to the administration and life of the history faculty, including marking exams, organising events, conducting interviews, and participating in admission events and providing pastoral support for students.

We particularly encourage applications from those with an interest in innovative teaching, learning and assessment; those with experience of supporting a wide variety of students; and those belonging to groups underrepresented in UK higher education. We are open to appointing on a reduced fraction/job-share basis subject to our business needs.


The History Faculty at Northeastern University, London is a small, growing, and highly successful department. It has expertise in a wide variety of areas, including modern British and American history, early modern history, heritage studies, and the history of political thought, as well as medieval history.

About the College

Founded in 2012, New College of the Humanities (now Northeastern University London) has established itself as a prestigious higher education institution based in the heart of London. After becoming part of Northeastern University’s global network in early 2019, the College has undergone a period of rapid growth, having been granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers in February 2020 and moved to a new, state-of-the-art campus in 2021. Northeastern University London continues to grow further expanding its student cohort, courses, network and opportunities.

Additional Information:


Informal enquiries may be made to the Associate Head of History, Dr Edmund Neill ( However, all applications must be made in accordance with the application process specified.

Application Process

Applications should be made via this link by 20:00 on 30th November 2022. Please reference your application “AAPMH1122’

Please ensure that your application includes a CV and dossier (alternatively, an equivalent cover letter, teaching statement, and research statement) that sets out concisely and in ways relevant to this role: (a) what your priorities would be in performing the advertised role; (b) what your objectives are for your future career; (c) a statement of your approach to education; (d) a brief statement of your current research. You can consult our academic job description here.

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found.

Participation in the equal opportunities section is encouraged, but voluntary. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and will be judged on merit alone. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. We are able to offer sponsorship for this role.

Person Specification Criteria:


  • PhD, or near completion, or equivalent professional experience, in a relevant area.

Key Criteria

  • Demonstrates, through evidence, excellent ability so as to be adaptable, innovative, and inclusive in the role as advertised with regards to teaching, research, and service.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake world-leading collaborative, impact-focused projects, and large external research bids, involving colleagues across a range of disciplines as well as external partners.
  • Flexibility and capacity to teach across a wide range of courses, where appropriate in collaboration with specialists from other disciplines.
  • Ability to develop excellent educational provision in areas with significant appeal to students, including at postgraduate level.
  • Willingness and capacity to undertake continuous professional development in relation to the use of technology, software, and data – as it relates to history – and to teach on these matters.
  • Ability to engage and develop working relationships with external partners and with colleagues across diverse disciplines in NCH at Northeastern and across the Northeastern University network.
  • Willingness and capacity to exercise appropriate leadership in the development of history, and to do so through collaboration with a range of disciplines.

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