Lecturer in African History, University College London — LIMITE : 05/04/2024

Ref Number : B03-01946
Professional Expertise : Academic
Department :UCL SLASH (B03)
Location : London
Working Pattern : Full time
Salary : £51,474–£60,521
Contract Type : Permanent
Working Type : Hybrid (20% – 80% on site)
Available for Secondment : No
Closing : Date 05-Apr-2024


About us

The History Department at UCL is an inclusive and collegial place to work, attracting scholars from diverse backgrounds and across the world, at all stages of their careers. We are unusual both for the innovation of our work and for our chronological breadth. Members of the department specialize in periods from 3000 BCE through to the present, with distinctive geographical strengths in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, as well as Europe and Britain. We have shaped a wide variety of fields, from intellectual and cultural history, medieval history, early modern British history, to histories of the British Empire, transnational and comparative history, and material history. Our work has played major roles in debates about slavery and the British empire and public history, not ably through the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery. We also lead work at UCL on the climate crisis through UCL Anthropocene.  The Department currently includes 38 permanent academic staff and16 research fellows. Members of the department regularly hold major fellowships and grants for a wide variety of projects, such as the 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 the £10m philanthropically funded Iraq-based research network ‘Nahrein’ (Eleanor Robson). In addition, UCL History has been a longstanding springboard for early career scholars holding research fellowships from the British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, European Research Council and elsewhere.

About the role

UCL History is recruiting to fill a position in African history at the Lecturer level. The postholder will be required to conduct high-quality, original research and knowledge exchange; make an active contribution to the planning, development, delivery and coordination of learning and teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; engage in supervision and assessment at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; play a role in the development of the department’s doctoral programme; and undertake administrative and management duties as required and supported by the Head of Department. When applying please upload in one consolidated PDF the following documents: 1. a curriculum vitae (maximum length 5 pages)  2. a letter of application explaining your interest in the post (maximum length 2 pages)  3. a statement of the intellectual significance of your research to date (maximum 2 pages)  4. a statement about your future research plans (maximum 2 pages)  5. a statement of teaching experience (maximum 2 pages)  6. the names and addresses of two referees (referees will not be contacted until after interview). Interview: It will take place in early June.

About you

We are seeking applicants who hold a PhD in an area related to African history. We welcome applications from historians working on any aspect of African history whose research focuses primarily on African processes and institutions, and with a demonstrable ability to collect and analyse African sources for the study of African history in addition to colonial and European language sources. We welcome applications from historians working on any region of African history as well as from comparative, transnational or global perspectives.

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) • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) • Hybrid Final Salary Pension Scheme • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan • Immigration loan • Relocation scheme for certain posts • On-Site nursery • On-site gym • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service • Discounted medical insurance Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/rewards-and-benefits to find out more.

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: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/

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Chargé de diffusion scientifique (2024, 20 mars). Lecturer in African History, University College London — LIMITE : 05/04/2024. IISMM. Consulté le 20 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/w1rt

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