Associate Lecturer: Self, Citizen and Nation (Level 4), Seminar Tutor

Goldsmiths, University of London - Department of History

Fixed-Term: 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018.

Working in the Department of History, you will attend the 20 weekly module lectures for the Level 4 module Self, Citizen and Nation, teach a 1-hour seminar for 20 weeks* for the module, mark formative and summative coursework, offer one-to-one tutorials, undertake administrative duties as appropriate, and attend specified Department meetings.

* Subject to final students numbers the successful candidate may be required to teach 2 x 1-hour seminars per week for 20 weeks. The pay will be adjusted accordingly.

Self, Citizen and Nation introduces students to the importance of intellectual and cultural history as a way of understanding themselves and the world around them. It contributes to the department’s core strengths in the history of ideas, philosophy, ethics, and culture.

The course consists of thematic blocks focusing on the relationship between human beings and their surroundings predominantly in the early modern world. Indicative themes include: the human body, human mind, animals and birds, the rural and urban environments, emotions and the soul, the self, religion and identity, ethnicity and nationality, gender and sexuality, political systems in theory and practice - monarchies, republics, democracies, utopias and dystopias.

Throughout students engage with a wide variety of textual and visual primary source material.


  1. Summative: Short essay (50%) and 2-hour unseen examination (50%).
  2. Formative: Short essay and gobbet exercise.


To apply please email your CV (including details of two referees we can contact if your application is successful), together with a covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the post, to Dr Vivienne Richmond (, by 5pm on Friday July 28 2017. If you require further information before applying, please contact Dr Richmond.

Committed to equality and diversity.

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