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Job opportunity: Lecturer in Latin American Studies at UCL Institute of the Americas


UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce that we are seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Lecturer in Latin American Studies from September 2018. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. The post is available as a full-time, open-ended contract. The postholder will play an integral role in the administration and teaching of the new BA in History and Politics of the Americas, as well our suite of Master’s programmes. We particularly welcome applicants with a research background in social science, including International Development Studies. A research interest in development issues as they pertain to Latin America would be welcome. A research agenda that includes Brazil would fill a gap in our current provision. We also welcome applicants with expertise in quantitative methods.

The preferred candidate will have a PhD and research and teaching knowledge in Latin American Studies. He/she will also have experience of researching, teaching or other employment in Latin American Studies. The postholder will have the capacity to teach and give other forms of public presentation, including undergraduate courses, core research methods for Master's students, and specialist postgraduate taught modules, in addition to experience of supervising academic work by university students, and of conducting high quality research as reflected in the authorship of high quality publications or other research outputs.

The salary is based on the grade 7 scale which is £38,581 to £41,864  per annum inclusive of London Allowance. The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.  Interview date to be confirmed.  Further details regarding the job description and application process can be found here.