Lecturer in Lusophone Studies & Global Cultures
We are seeking to appoint a lecturer in Lusophone Studies and Global Cultures with research interests and teaching experience in Brazilian studies and / or global Lusophone studies, over any chronological period. The research of the successful candidate will be interdisciplinary and will show an interest in at least one of the following areas: decoloniality, race and racism studies, innovative digital pedagogies.
This is a joint appointment between the Departments of Language, Literatures and Cultures and Liberal Arts and the postholder will play a pivotal role in teaching and research in both departments. In SPLAS they will teach on core modules at first year level, and offer modules in, for example, Brazilian literary and cultural studies at undergraduate and MA levels. They may also be required to teach on language modules. They will be expected to consolidate innovations in digital education within the online MA in Global Cultures ( https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/courses/global-cultures-ma-pg-dip-pg-cert). Through these undergraduate and post-graduate educational offerings, students gain knowledge about the key and complex issues that shape global cultures, alongside learning to identify and develop practices that promote higher understanding, intellectual flexibility, and inclusion.
We seek applicants who can contribute to our goals of delivering innovative, inclusive, and socially engaged education, and the ongoing diversification of our curriculum. Our twenty-first century King’s Education seeks to enable students to develop a flexible, interdisciplinary skillset and thus equip them to address complex, multi-faceted problems in the modern world. Our approach to learning in both department is student-centred, research-based, co-creative, and highly interdisciplinary with the aim of creative and engaged global citizens.
The successful candidate will also be asked to serve in academic administration roles as required.
This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract starting from 1st September 2022 or as close as possible.
- Play a role in designing, planning and organising the delivery of the teaching of Lusophone Studies in BA and MA programmes in Modern Languages, with a commitment to maintaining and developing Brazilian and global Lusophone modules across the curriculum.
- Play a role in designing, planning and organising the delivery of online teaching and assessment within strands of the Global Cultures MA, including 7ABLG03 Connecting Cultures: Migration and Immigration and 7ABLG04 Race and Ethnicity in a Global Context. The MA in Global Cultures has 6 teaching periods, which run throughout the calendar year.
- Develop and use innovative and effective teaching and learning techniques and resources that support the development of appropriate knowledge and skills through digital (online and technology-enhanced) delivery.
- Supervise dissertations at UG and MA levels.
- Engage in research appropriate to stage of career. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the REF submission for the Modern Languages Unit of Assessment.
- Contribute to the ongoing development of the Liberal Arts BA curriculum, including contributing to team-teaching of the compulsory modules (as required) in a manner that supports interdisciplinary, innovative and inclusive approaches to student learning.
- Serve as a personal tutor for King’s students, offering pastoral care and academic advice.
- Contribute to departmental events and activities, as required.
- Undertake other reasonable duties at the request of the Head of Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Director of Liberal Arts.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge and experience
1. PhD awarded in a relevant field of expertise with a focus on Lusophone Studies, with specialism in Brazil and global Lusophone Studies and evidence of an interest in at least one of the following areas: decoloniality, race and racism studies, innovative digital pedagogies.
2. A track record of high-quality research, as appropriate to career stage, focused on Lusophone Studies and global cultures, with an interdisciplinary focus and interest in at least one of the following areas: decoloniality, race and racism studies, innovative digital pedagogies.
3. Native or near native proficiency in both English and Portuguese.
4. Experience of teaching relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with evidence of inclusive and effective teaching, and ability to engage and inspire students.
5. Commitment to and experience of various forms of in-person and online teaching and learning.
6. Excellent knowledge and understanding of aspects related to innovative teaching and digital (online and technology-enhanced/blended) education, and the ability to connect this material to a range of disciplinary expertise.
7. Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
8. Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
9. Experience of teaching relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with evidence of inclusive and effective teaching, and ability to engage and inspire students.
1. Experience of designing and delivering online modules in Higher Education, including to diverse student cohorts.
2. Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice.
3. Completion of appropriate training in and/or demonstrated engagement with equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion, and inter-cultural competencies.
4. Excellent knowledge and understanding of aspects related to innovative teaching and digital (online and technology-enhanced/blended) education, and the ability to connect this material to their areas of disciplinary expertise.
5. Experience of assessment procedures in UK Higher Education and providing excellent feedback.
6. Experience of providing academic advice and pastoral support to students.
Our ambition is to work together to create a more inclusive environment at King’s and in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. We particularly encourage applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act.