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University College London: Lecturer in Central European History School

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    Lecturer in Central European History School of Slavonic & East European Studies

    Grade 8 (Academic) Full-Time / Open Ended

    Post Reference: 1780965 Closing Date: 6 January 2019


    The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES – the School) is seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Central European History. This post is part of SSEES’s current programme of academic investments and will make a critical contribution to the School’s unique interdisciplinary mission.

    The history of Central Europe is a vital area of research and teaching for SSEES, and this post will play a critical role in further developing the School’s leading contribution to the historical understanding of the region.

    The post-holder will specialise in the history of Central Europe (excluding Germany) and have linguistic expertise of at least one Central European language. We welcome suitable applications from specialists in any time-period and all sub-fields of Central European history.

    Find out more about the School of Slavonic & East European Studies at


    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; contribute to the development of the School’s doctoral programme; and undertake administrative and management duties as required and supported by the Director.

    The post-holder will specialise in conducting research into and the teaching of the history of Central Europe (excluding Germany), together with knowledge of underpinning historical methodologies and approaches, within the context of the SSEES region.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    1. Plan, develop and undertake a portfolio of independent and original research, which is aligned and contributing to the School’s research strategy and objectives.

    2. Maintain a track-record of high-quality internationally-excellent peer-reviewed research publications and outputs.

    3. Present and disseminate research findings at conferences, seminars and other similar events.

    4. Make a significant contribution to the School’s interdisciplinary research culture and environment.

    5. Play a leading role in the planning, development, submission and securing of research grant funding.

    6. Build relations and networks with academic and non-academic communities, stakeholders and actors within the discipline.

    7. Engage with non-academic actors, communities and stakeholders, including the media and the public, to disseminate and secure impact from research.

    8. Lead the supervision of postgraduate research students to timely submission and completion.

    9. Plan, develop and deliver high-quality teaching, assessment and feedback at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    10. Supervise and assess undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

    11. Make a significant contribution to the developing and enhancing the School’s teaching provision and student experience.

    12. Provide academic and pastoral support and advice to undergraduate and postgraduate students, serving as a Personal Tutor.

    13. Contribute to the planning, development and delivery of short courses, continue professional development and online/blended learning provision, such as MOOCs.

    14. Undertake relevant and appropriate administrative and management roles as directed and supported by the Director.

    15. Contribute to the development and enhancement of SSEES’s international profile in line with the School’s and University’s strategic objectives and priorities.

    Criteria Type Status
    1 A PhD in the history of Central Europe (excluding Germany). Qualifications Essential
    2 Significant postdoctoral research experience or similar. Experience Essential
    3 An up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of research of the history of Central Europe (excluding Germany). Knowledge Essential
    4 A working knowledge of a Central European language (excluding German). Knowledge Essential
    5 A developing international research profile in the discipline. Experience Essential
    6 A developing publication record with evidence of potential to produce world-leading outputs. Experience Essential
    7 Experience of contributing to the initiation, planning, development and delivery of research projects and grant applications. Experience Essential
    8 A track-record of initiating, planning, developing and delivering research projects and grant applications. Experience Essential
    9 Success securing external research income as either a Principal or Co-Investigator. Experience Essential
    10 Experience of engagement and knowledge exchange with academic and non-academic audiences to disseminate and promote research. Experience Essential
    11 Experience of securing and supporting impact from research. Experience Essential
    12 Experience of formal or informal supervision of and support to postgraduate research students. Experience Essential
    13 Experience of delivering teaching, assessment and feedback at either undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. Experience Essential
    14 Experience of leading the planning, development and delivery of undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching, assessment and feedback level. Experience Essential
    15 Experience of contributing to the review of teaching provision and/or the student experience. Experience Desirable
    16 Experience of providing academic and/or pastoral advice to undergraduate and/or postgraduate students. Experience Essential
    17 Experience of undertaking an administrative and/or management role(s) within an academic environment. Experience Essential
    18 Experience of mentoring and/or supervising other academic colleagues, such as Teaching Assistants. Experience Essential
    19 Excellent communication and presentation skills, including a high-level of proficiency in English (verbal and written). Skills Essential
    20 Excellent Information Technology skills, including experience of using virtual learning environments and other relate learning technologies. Skills Essential
    21 The ability to work both independently and as a part of multidisciplinary teams of academics and professional support staff. Skills Essential
    22 The ability to effectively plan and manage your own time and workload. Skills Essential


    To apply for this position, please submit your application via the UCL HR website:

    Applications should include:

    a) A curriculum vitae, to include a full list of publication and grant awards
    b) A short statement (2 pages maximum) of research and teaching interests and plans.
    c) A maximum of three research outputs for the selection panel to examine.
    d) An outline of a proposed 15 credit Undergraduate module in Central European History that you would like to develop and teach.

    Enquiries concerning the requirements of the post may be directed to Professor Diane P. Koenker –
    Enquiries concerning the application process may be directed to Mr Manpreet Karir

    Interview Date: 11th February 2019

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