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Lecturer in the History of Empire

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Location: Strand Campus

Job description

The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer specialising in the history of empire. The post is designed to support a project on the history of King’s College London and is tenable for 12 months full-time from 1 September 2023.  

The post-holder will help to research and coordinate ‘King’s Past’, a project on the history of King’s College London and its relationship to empire and other forms of power. You will help to develop and maintain a project website, liaising with King’s Digital Lab and the College archives. You will be responsible for teaching the module 5AAH9I01 Investigating the Colonial Past of King’s College London, as well as leading public engagement activities in this area. In addition, you will teach on the modules 4AAH0001 Historical Skills, Sources and Approaches and 5AAH0001/5AAH0002 History and Memory, as well as making contributions to the MA in World History and Cultures. You will also be expected to contribute to the administration and pastoral provision of the Department of History.

We particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented in the Department of History. All applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act are welcomed. 

This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract for 12 months from 1 September 2023.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver team-taught and specialized teaching at all levels of UG curriculum  
  • Contribute to MA teaching and supervision 
  • Contribute to administrative and pastoral provision in the Department of History 
  • Conduct research on the history of empire 
  • Lead public engagement relating to the history of King’s College London 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria

  1. PhD in the history of empire completed or near completion 
  2. Excellent research expertise in the history of empire 
  3. Ability to convene, teach and assess modules relating to the history of empire across the undergraduate curriculum 
  4. Ability to engage students and support their learning 
  5. Demonstrable administrative and interpersonal skills, a collaborative ethos, and capacity for team-working 
  6. Strong track record in research relative to career stage 
  7. Experience of teaching and supporting students at UG level 
  8. Ability to teach the modules listed in the role profile 

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of teaching and supporting students at PG level 
  2. Experience in public engagement

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