UCL Institute of the Americas


We're hiring! Lecturer (Teaching) in Latin American History

20 June 2023

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 Teaching, Teaching Support and Examination Support
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Full time
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Hybrid (20% - 80% on site)
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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).

About the role

The UCL Institute of the Americas is seeking to fill a Lecturer (Teaching) position in Latin American History. The position is fixed-term with an expected start date of 1st September 2023, and an end date of 31st August 2024) to cover a member of academic staff who holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.

The role holder will carry out teaching and administration within the Institute of the Americas, especially in the area of the history of Latin America from 1800 onwards. We expect the postholder to convene the undergraduate team-taught module AMER0074: History and Politics of Latin America c.1930 to the Present. They will also deliver the undergraduate module AMER0083: Latin American Revolutions and the postgraduate module AMER0027: Histories of Exclusion: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America. They will also contribute to the first-year undergraduate module AMER0038: Encountering the Americas, and the second-year core module AMER0053: Research Methods, and take on administrative responsibilities in the department.

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

About you

Applicants must have a PhD in History or related discipline. They should have proven experience of teaching and assessment at university level in Latin American History, as well as research and/or teaching expertise in Latin American history from 1800 onwards.

For details on how to apply see the UCL Job Search page here.
The closing date is Tuesday 4th July 2023.
The interview date is provisionally scheduled for the week commencing 24th July, and will be held online.