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Lecturer in the History of London (Part-time)

Boston University Study Abroad London

Location: London
Salary: A competitive fee is paid per course taught
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024

Role Outline

Boston University Study Abroad London is seeking a lecturer to teach a popular course in the History of London as part of the London History and Literature Programme for American study abroad students.

Starting at the beginning of September and teaching for 12 weeks on Wednesdays (AM or PM slots) amounting to 40 classroom contact hours in total, plus final exam coverage for the course, which concludes on Thursday 12th December.

This is a temporary appointment with the potential to be renewed.

See https://www.bu.edu/abroad/programs/england-london-history/ for details on BU Study Abroad London

London since 1666: Imperial Capital to World City

The course aims to give students a sense of how London came to be the city it is today. It also aims to give students an appreciation of how a city’s relative global position can change over time. It will do this by introducing students to the social, economic and cultural history of London since the Great Fire of 1666. In particular, the course focuses on how London developed from being the modest-sized capital city of England to capital of the British Empire and World’s largest city, before being eclipsed in size and importance by non-European cities, and then emerging as a modern, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic city within the European Union. In this course, students will also gain experience of analysing primary source documents.

The course is organised into three blocks of study:

Block One: The Making of an Imperial Capital: 1666-1877 looks at the period from the Great Fire to the declaration of Queen Victoria as Empress of India in 1877. The block charts the transition of London from capital of a small European nation to the world’s largest city and capital of a huge empire.

Block Two: Imperial Capital, Imperial Crisis? 1880-1945 explores some of the tensions within the imperial capital, focusing on issues of class, gender, race and ethnicity before turning to look at external threats to the imperial capital from international competition and conflict.

Block Three: From Imperial Capital to World City: 1945-Present Day looks at the transition of London from capital of a large empire to multi-cultural city within a globalising world. A concluding session considers continuity and change since 1666.

Required Skills

The successful candidate will be a highly competent lecturer, possessing significant experience in teaching History. They will hold a minimum of a Master’s degree, preferably a PhD, in a relevant discipline. Applicants should demonstrate excellent cross-cultural communication skills and experience in teaching undergraduate students, preferably including American & international students.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter via the 'Apply' button above, tel: 020 7244 6255. Your letter must explain concisely your suitability for the role in terms of your teaching expertise and industry experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with a closing date of Sunday 23rd June. Initial interviews are expected to be held from the week commencing Monday 1 st July.

Candidates must have the unrestricted right to work in the UK.

Boston University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Job Location

South Kensington, London, UK.

Salary: A competitive fee is paid per course taught

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