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Job Opening: History of EM Iberia/Iberian World at UCL

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in History of Iberia and the Iberian world, c1450-1800

About us

The History Department is located within UCL’s Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, but for most academic purposes it operates with a high degree of autonomy. It is unusual for its remarkable chronological breadth: expertise ranging from before 3000 BC to the present day. Our historians work in all fields of history, with departmental specialisms in intellectual and cultural history, history of the Ancient Middle East, British imperial history and history of the Americas. The Department has recently expanded provision and developed expertise in other areas, including South Asia and Africa. In both our teaching and research, we encourage comparative and transnational approaches. The Department currently has 42 permanent academic staff, including fifteen Professors. Departmental life is enriched by a number of research projects including two major ERC-funded projects: ‘Fragments of Roman Republican Antiquarians (FRRAnt)’ (Valentina Arena), ‘African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB)’ (Benedetta Rossi) and £10 million donor-funded Iraq-based research network ‘Nahrein’ (Eleanor Robson). The Department also hosts British Academy and Leverhulme-funded post-doctoral research fellows. Teaching is further supported by a small team of Associate Lecturers and Lecturers (Teaching) and Post Graduate Teaching Assistants. There are just over 700 undergraduate students in the Department, and around 150 graduate students, both taught and research. Most undergraduates take a BA in History, and we also offer Ancient History and History with a Year Abroad. Our taught masters degrees are MA in History, MA in Ancient History, MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, MA in Intellectual History and the History of Political Thought, and the recently launched MA in Public History which operates from the UCL East campus. UCL History has particular strength in staff specialising in the history of early modern, eighteenth- and, twentieth-century Britain; British colonialism and imperialism; and the history of gender and sexuality in modern Britain. For further information, please see our website:

About the role

UCL History is recruiting for the post of Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in History of Iberia and the Iberian World (c1450-1800) to teach the following modules: • Race, Identity and Empire in the Iberian Atlantic World (HIST0770). • Thinking with the Caribbean, 1492-1700: Entangled Empires, and Interconnected Atlantic and Global Histories (HIST0209). To teach ONE of the following Second-Year Research Seminar topics • Black Lives in the South Atlantic: West Africa, Americas, and the Caribbean in the Early Modern Era • Culture, Ideas and Identities (HIST0844): (MA module). • Atlantic History,1450-1810 B: Making Atlantic History (HIST0723): (MA module). Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to : • To act as Pathway Lead for the MA History (Culture, Ideas and Identities) • Act as a Personal Tutor • To act as Belonging Lead on the department’s Awarding Gap Project • To act as mentor for the department’s First-Generation and Working Students’ network • Carry out additional administrative responsibilities within the department, as directed by the Head of Department. The post is available from 1 September 2023 and funded for 24 months in the first instance.

About you

Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant area of Iberian history. It is essential that they have previous experience of teaching undergraduate and graduate students in this period with specialism in the UK. Additional key requirements include previous experience of small group teaching and a commitment to high-quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment. A more detailed job description and person specification can be accessed in the attached document.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: 41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) Hybrid Final Salary Pension Scheme Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan On-Site nursery On-site gym Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay Employee assistance programme Discounted medical insurance

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here :

Available documents

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About emspanishhistorynotes

Scott Taylor is an associate professor in the history department at the University of Kentucky.


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