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Teaching Fellow: Medieval History

UCL History is seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow, for a period of 12 months, to offer the following modules:

  • The First European Union? Christendom c.1100-c.1350: The Teaching Fellow will deliver all the weekly lectures (20 weeks) on this 'survey' module, as well as taking the three weekly tutorial groups.
  • Templars, Heretics, Hermit and Antipopes: The Crises of the Papacy 1294-1334: A second-year undergraduate research seminar, taught over 10 weeks in term 2. The seminars focus on the examination of a specific set of source materials organised around a topic, and are designed to develop students' capacity to work independently and to use primary and secondary sources in constructing a historical argument.
  • The Friars in the Medieval World: An 'advanced' undergraduate module taught in weekly two-hour seminars over 10 weeks in term 1.
  • Approaching History: The Teaching Fellow will be required to contribute sessions to this mandatory first-year module, which is taught in two-hour lectures throughout the year.
  • The Invention of the Question: A History of European Thinking, 1100-1400: This MA module is taught in weekly two-hour seminars over 10 weeks, in either term 1 or term 2.

Amongst other duties the Teaching Fellow will also be required to act as personal tutor to both undergraduate and MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies students, as well as providing dissertation supervision to MA students.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field, and experience in university teaching and assessment (preferably in the UK). 

To access the full job description and application form, please click through to the UCL HR website.

The closing date for applications to this post is 21 June 2018. Interviews will be held on 11 July 2018.

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants 

Writing History

The department seeks to recruit a number of PGTAs to facilitate small group teaching on our first-year course 'Writing History' and on one survey module from a select list. The appointment will be made on an 'as and when' PGTA contract basis, paid at a rate of £14.20 per hour.

'Writing History' is compulsory for all first-year students and is intended to develop their skills and confidence as writers. The module is taught in small-group tutorials (6 students) in the first term and is assessed by an essay. Survey modules are taught by lecture (delivered by academic staff) and tutorials of up to 15 students (delivered by PGTAs).

To read more about the role and its responsibilities, and for a list of survey course topics, please click through to read the information pack for 'Writing History' (pdf).

Making History

The department seeks to recruit a number of PGTAs to facilitate small group teaching on 'Making History', taught in term 2 of the 2018-19 academic year. The appointment will be made on an 'as and when' PGTA contract basis.

'Making History' is compulsory for all first-year students and aims to encourage creative thinking about the study of the past. The module asks students to engage with the rich historical resources available in London and, through individual and collaborative work. to deliver innovative outputs in both scholarly and public history.

To facilitate this small-group teaching we are looking to recruit doctoral students in History who have an interest in supporting students' research, presentation, design, and team-working skills. Candidates with experience of working with material culture and/or multimedia in their own research are especially encouraged to apply.

To read more about the role and its responsibilities, please click through to read the information pack for 'Making History' (pdf).

How to apply

The closing date for applications to all PGTA posts is 29 June 2018. Applications should include a CV and a letter of application, with reference to the requirements stated in the Person Specification, formatted as a single PDF document and submitted to the department manager Claire Morley (claire.morley@ucl.ac.uk). Any questions about the PGTA role can also be addressed to Claire.