Current Vacancies

Lecturer in Transnational/Comparative Southeast European Studies - Ref:1456885 

The School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London is seeking a Lecturer in Transnational/Comparative Southeast European Studies.  The successful candidate will have expertise in the anthropology / cultural history of Southeast Europe, with a focus on the 20th/21st century, approached in a transnational and/or comparative context, with area expertise complementing and extending that represented by existing SSEES posts (i.e. Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Macedonia; Greece in a Balkan context as a possible secondary field). 

We are actively interested in candidates who have expertise in visual culture. Other key areas could include: socialist/post-socialist political culture; cultures of consumption; transnational networks and cultural exchange within and beyond the Balkans (including, e.g., Second-Third World exchanges, religious networks, EU integration).

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in an aspect of Southeast European cultural history or anthropology. They will have an emerging or established record of published original and high quality research and have demonstrable potential to maintain a strong research record through publication and active participation in international conferences. Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and have previous experience of successful teaching at university level and a demonstrable commitment to prioritising the student experience. It is essential to have excellent organisational and teamwork skills necessary to carry out the range of administrative tasks associated with teaching and research. A knowledge of one or more of the languages, cultures and societies of Southeast Europe and the SSEES region would be essential.

Enquiries concerning the requirements of the post may be directed to Professor Wendy Bracewell  -

Queries regarding the application procedure should be addressed to Esther Williams -

Closing date 11 May 2015

For further information and to apply please see the UCL Vacancies listing

UCL Research Associate: Socialism Goes Global, - Ref:1460076 

SSEES-UCL, in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter, Oxford, Columbia, Leipzig, Belgrade and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been awarded a major Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant (2014-18) to study the relationship between what were once called the ‘Second World’ (from the Soviet Union to the GDR) and the ‘Third World’ (from Latin America to Africa to Asia). As part of this initiative, we are offering the position of Research Associate, based at SSEES-UCL to support research around this topic, beginning in November 2015.

Applications are invited from postdoctoral scholars whose training enables them to address any of the political economic, cultural, or social aspects of project’s research themes, whether from the viewpoint of one region/ country/ institution/ group, or with a transregional approach incorporating the perspectives of multiple global actors. The successful candidate will be working under the direction of Dr. Kristin Roth-Ey on one or more of the themes listed above. There will be opportunities for career development, such as conference presentation, publication and the possibility of CEELBAS training.

The position is funded for 18 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants will have a PhD in a field of study relating to the themes addressed by the Socialism Goes Global project by September 2015.  They will have an excellent command of at least one East-Central European language; the ability to contribute to the project by conducting research in two or more languages relevant to our themes and must be willing to travel extensively to help gather materials for the project.  They will need to take initiative and the ability to work collaboratively and possess excellent research and organisational skills.

Enquiries concerning the requirements of the post may be directed to Dr Kristin Roth-Ey on +44 (0)20 7679 8823, email

Queries regarding the application procedure should be addressed to Felicity Ward on +44 (0)20 7679 8800, email:

For further information and to apply please see the UCL vacancy listing

Closing date 26 May 2015