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Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Caribbean History

UCL - Institute of the Americas

Location: London
Salary: £40,125 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th May 2021
Closes: 23rd May 2021
Job Ref: 1874724

The Institute of the Americas is looking to recruit an Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Caribbean History. The post has been created to cover the AHRC-funded research leave of our Caribbean historian, Dr Kate Quinn. 

The postholder will lead our MA programme in Caribbean and Latin American Studies, including convening two postgraduate taught Masters modules. The postholder will also convene a 15-credit undergraduate optional module (c. 20 students), and contribute to UG and Master’s lectures. 

The post holder will assist with supervision of Masters dissertations, the development of learning materials, and maintaining records of student progress and attendance. They will provide pastoral care and support to students, taking on undergraduate and postgraduate personal tutees. They will assist with marking of exams, essays and other assessments and participate in the administration of the department's programmes of study. The post holder will also contribute to departmental, faculty or UCL-wide working groups as requested. 

The role is teaching intensive, however time is built in to the contract for research and the appointee will have access to funds for research and to research mentoring and support. 

This is a 12 months fixed term post to cover for research leave starting 1 September 2021. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Caribbean History or a related subject in the history and cultures of the Americas, either awarded or with viva date set. They will be fluent in spoken and written academic English and have experience of research and teaching or other employment in the field of the history and cultures of the Americas. Experience of assessing student work, curriculum design and training or experience in pastoral care is desirable. 

Capacity to teach undergraduate modules, research methods for Masters students and specialist postgraduate taught modules is essential. Supervising academic work by students and the ability to manage modules using a virtual learning environment are also required. The successful candidate will have a proven record of time management and working to deadlines as well as the ability to tailor communication style to the needs of the recipient. The post holder will be able to work collaboratively to organise and manage degree programmes and fulfil quality assurance targets. They will be committed to academic research, high quality teaching and continuous professional development. 

It is also essential that they are committed to UCL's policy of equal opportunity and have the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all backgrounds to foster a positive learning environment. 

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

Queries regarding the application procedure should be addressed to Ruth Harper, Institute Manager (

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