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  - w.bracewell@ucl.ac.uk.

Queries regarding the application procedure should be addressed to Esther Williams - esther.williams@ucl.ac.uk

Closing date 11 May 2015


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Lecturer in Economics-Ref:1456624

This new post will build on existing SSEES research in economics and business that takes Central and Eastern Europe and Russia as its region of reference. In addition to conducting high-level research through publications and collaborative projects, the successful candidate will be required to undertake PhD supervision, to teach on core and specialist courses at BA and MA level, and to play a full role in the academic administrative work of SSEES and UCL.

Key Requirements
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in economics or related fields. Must have an emerging or established record of published original and high quality research and a demonstrable potential to maintain a strong research record through publication, external grant funding, and active participation in international conferences. Will have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Must have previous experience of teaching at university level and a demonstrable commitment to prioritising the student experience. Will have a knowledge of the economies, cultures and societies of the SSEES region.

Enquiries concerning the requirements of the post may be directed to Dr Julia Korosteleva - on +44 (0) 7679 7590 (j.korosteleva@ucl.ac.uk)

Queries regarding the application procedure should be addressed to Esther Williams - +44 (0) 7679 8801  (esther.williams@ucl.ac.uk)

Closing date 20 April 2015

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



UCL Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, - Ref:1453467

The Mellon Programme is aimed at a fundamental re-conceptualisation of Language-based Area Studies whereby disciplines are brought together with geographical regions and language in order to facilitate awareness and engagement across the Social Sciences and Humanities and beyond to Engineering, Natural and Biomedical Sciences. The formulation of such a re-conceptualisation is the starting point of this latest UCL Mellon Post-doctoral Research programme.

Mellon Fellows will be expected to teach up to 5 hours per week.

It is expected that Fellows will be keen to disseminate their work widely by organising (interdisciplinary) public events related to her or his main research theme, such as: seminars, study days, exhibitions, conferences, performances. It is also expected that individual publications will come from each Fellowship.

Fellows are appointed after an open, international competition. Each Fellow has a two-year appointment at UCL in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES).

Key Requirements
Applicants will have recently completed a PhD in a discipline related to the Fellowship and relevant to the UCL context, and ideally will have acquired some teaching experience related to their research interests. Their research proposal should relate to the terms of the Fellowship. The applicant should also possess fluency in both spoken and written English and will be able to work full-time for UCL.

Queries regarding the application procedure should be addressed to Esther Williams (esther.williams@ucl.ac.uk). Enquiries concerning the requirements of the post may be directed to Professor Wendy Bracewell (w.bracewell@ucl.ac.uk).

Closing Date 8 April 2015


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