Teaching Fellow in History of Medicine and Science

University College London - UCL Science and Technology Studies

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary department active in teaching and research in contemporary science and technology studies (including three research clusters: (a) science, culture, and democracy, (b) philosophy of science, and (c) history of science. We are a research and teaching-intensive department. We offer academic qualifications on all levels: single honours undergraduate degrees, Master’s degrees, and doctoral research degrees. We also contribute to academic programmes in cooperation with other UCL departments.

The department seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow to cover teaching in the 2017-18 session.

The main duties of the post will involve teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the subject area, undertaking project supervision as agreed, completing marking for these modules in a timely fashion, undertaking administrative and pastoral duties associated with the modules, and contributing to the academic life of the department.

The specific modules assigned to this post will be:

HPSC3041 Disease in History, 0.2FTE, 3 months, Term 2 (third year undergraduate) HPSCGA24 Science in the 19th Century, 0.2FTE, 3 months, Term 2 (taught masters) The post must be taken up by 2nd January 2018 and ends on 2nd April 2018. It is not renewable and it is not subject to extension.

The successful applicant(s) must hold a PhD in an appropriate subject area, or otherwise show significant professional development in the area of subject to be taught. Near completion of a PhD thesis is acceptable, provided the candidate can demonstrate significant expertise in the subject of the module. A HEA-accredited teaching certificate in higher education, or equivalent is desirable. They are expected to have an integrated approach to science and technology studies and to be capable of teaching undergraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds. The primary criterion for appointment to the post is evidence of teaching excellence in the area of the appointment.

UCL vacancy reference: 1659990

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Two letters of academic recommendation will be required for candidates who have been shortlisted.

For enquiries about the substance of the position, please contact Professor Joe Cain, Head of Department, UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies - sts-hod@ucl.ac.uk For enquiries about the application process, please contact Ms Lori Coletti Campbell, Department Manager - sts-vacancies@ucl.ac.uk 

Closing Date: 25 August 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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