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Lecturer in Modern Latin American History (Education)

London (Central), London (Greater)
£42,405 - £49,785 per annum including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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Job description

The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Education) in Modern Latin American History, tenable for 15 months full-time from 1 February 2023. The post will meet temporary teaching needs arising from a staff absence. 

The post-holder will specialize in modern Latin American History.

Your responsibilities will include teaching a document-based dissertation module ‘Dictatorship, Democracy and Human Rights in Latin America since 1945’, a second-year survey ‘Forging State and Nation in Latin America since 1945’ and an MA module ‘Debates in Modern Latin American History’, as well as contributing to departmental core and skills teaching. You will also be expected to contribute to the administration and pastoral provision of the Department of History.

Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in Modern Latin American History and the ability to teach the modules outlined above. Candidates should have completed a PhD by the date of appointment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented in the Department of History. All applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act are welcomed.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until April 2025 

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver team-taught and specialized teaching at UG and PGT level  
  • Contribute to MA teaching and supervision 
  • Contribute to administrative and pastoral provision in the Department of History 
  • Engage in scholarship on Modern Latin American History 

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 

Essential criteria

  1. PhD in Modern Latin American History completed 
  2. Excellent scholarship in Modern Latin American History 
  3. Ability to convene, teach and assess modules relating to Modern Latin American History across the undergraduate curriculum, particularly those listed in the role profile 
  4. Ability to engage students and support their learning 
  5. Administrative and interpersonal skills, a collaborative ethos, and capacity for team-working 
  6. Strong track record in scholarship relative to career stage 
  7. Experience of teaching and supporting students at UG level 

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of teaching and supporting students at PG level 

Further Information

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

Interviews are due to be held in early December.

This role does meet the requirements of the Home Office and therefore we are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who require the right to work in the UK.


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