British Association for South Asian Studies

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29 March 2018

Job: Lecturer in Critical Area Studies, UCL

The successful candidate will plan, develop and undertake a portfolio of independent and original research, which is aligned, and contributing to the School’s research strategy and objectives. They will also maintain a track-record of high-quality peer-reviewed research publications and outputs, present and disseminate research findings at conferences, seminars and other similar events and contribute to the School’s interdisciplinary research culture and environment. The successful candidate will also support and contribute to the development, submission and attainment of research grant funding. You will be expected to jointly supervise postgraduate research students to timely submission and completion and supervise and assess undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. You will also be expected to contribute to the planning, development and delivery of short courses, continue professional development and online/blended learning provision, such as MOOCs.

For the appointment of the Grade 8 post, you will need to demonstrate a track-record of internationally-excellent peer-reviewed research publications and outputs and demonstrate a leading role in the planing, development, submission and securing of research grant funding.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Area Studies or a related discipline, such as Anthropology or Geography. You will have an up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of research of the area study of an Eastern Europe country(s) and/or Russia and an up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of debates surrounding the development and application of and challenges to Critical Area Studies. Having a working knowledge of a language of the region would be essential and also a developing international research profile in the discipline. You will have experience of contributing to the initiation, planning, development and delivery of research projects and grant applications and experience of engagement and knowledge exchange with academic and non-academic audiences to disseminate and promote research. Experience of delivering teaching, assessment and feedback at either undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels is also an essential requirement as is excellent Information Technology skills, including experience of using virtual learning environments and other relate learning technologies. The ability to work both independently and as a part of multidisciplinary teams of academics and professional support staff, and the ability to effectively plan and manage your own time and workload is essential.

UCL vacancy reference: 1714171

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For academic queries about the post, please contact Professor Diane P. Koenker - For queries about the application process, please contact Esther Williams -

Interview Date: TBC