Associate Lecturer A in Childhood Studies

Birkbeck, University of London - Department of Geography

Purpose and Main Duties
The Children, Youth and International Development postgraduate programme at Birkbeck, University of London offers a highly innovative syllabus in Childhood Studies that places the formation of childhood at the intersection of social structures and children’s capacities. Most students on this programme are highly-motivated, part-time mature students. Many students have professional experience in related fields (social policy, education, international development).

Candidate Requirements
We are looking to appoint a temporary Lecturer with relevant teaching experience and research interests in Childhood Studies or its sub-disciplines (anthropology, or geography, or history, or sociology of childhood).

You will teach the module ‘Social Studies of Childhood: key issues and concepts’ and ‘Researching Children and Childhood’. The former is taught by 10 weekly evening lectures and seminars in the spring term and two assessments. The latter is a small cohort who are taught by 5 seminars, one in the spring and four in the summer terms, and assessed by a Research Journal.

About the Department
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Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is starting rate £58.53 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay) for contact hours worked.

The salary quoted above is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of service with the College. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier’ which covers preparation; teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course. The College’s London Pay Scale includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of 18 months.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Thursday 30th November 2017.

Interviews are likely to be held on either the 4th of 5th of December 2017.

Informal enquires on the role can be made to Dr Karen Wells, Reader in International Development & Childhood Studies ( However, please note that only completed formal applications through the online system will be considered. A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be found on the university's website, accessed by pressing the apply button below.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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