UCL Institute of the Americas


Lecturer/Associate Professor in International Politics Americas or International Relations Americas

27 January 2023

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UCL Institute of the Americas is seeking to fill a position in International Politics or International Relations of the Americas at either the Lecturer level (equivalent of a U.S. tenure-track Assistant Professor position) or the Associate Professor level, subject to skills and experience.

The role holder will carry out research, teaching, and administration within the Institute of the Americas. They will contribute to the Institute's teaching provision in International Relations of the Americas, develop specialist optional modules, and make contributions to core modules, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They will contribute to the academic management of the department by taking on responsibilities in relevant areas, and by contributing to UCL-wide working groups and committees.

This is an open-ended appointment which will commence on 1 September 2023. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Appointments at Lecturer level will have a salary on the UCL Grade 8 scale, £47,414 - £55,805 (inclusive of London Allowance), and appointments to Associate Professor level will have a salary on the UCL Grade 9 scale, £60,592 - £65,823 (inclusive of London Allowance).

This role meets the eligibility requirements for a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship or a global talent visa under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore, UCL welcomes applications from international applicants who require a visa.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff. Please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/policies/2021/jun/conditions-service-academic-staff for more information.

About you

Applicants must have a PhD in International Relations and/or Political Science/Politics. They should have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications in International Relations of the Americas, and proven experience of teaching and assessment at university level in International Relations.  

We particularly welcome applicants with a research background in one or more of the following areas: migration, security, trade, international finance, global health.

When applying please include a CV and cover letter (please include a statement addressing each of the person specification criteria directly, including research and teaching interests). Please do not submit any research papers at this stage.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits. Please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/rewards-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/.

Available documents and application

Attached documents are available under links. Clicking a document link will initialize its download.

To apply for this position, please visit the main UCL HR webpage here.

About us

The UCL Institute of the Americas  is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean, and Canada.

Based on its long-standing reputation for research excellence, public engagement, and impact, the Institute was ranked as the number one Area Studies unit in the UK in REF 2021.

More details about the role, the Institute of the Americas and UCL can be found in the full job description document.

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact the Head of Department, Dr Nick Witham (email: n.witham@ucl.ac.uk).

For queries regarding the application process, please contact the Institute Manager, Ruth Harper (email: ruth.harper@ucl.ac.uk).