Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in History of Iberia

About us

The History Department is located within UCL’s Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences. Our historians work in all fields of history, with departmental specialisms in intellectual and cultural history, history of the Ancient Middle East, British imperial history and history of the Americas. The Department has recently expanded provision and developed expertise in other areas, including South Asia and Africa. In both our teaching and research, we encourage comparative and transnational approaches. The Department currently has 42 permanent academic staff, including fifteen Professors. Departmental life is enriched by a number of research projects including two major ERC-funded projects and £10 million donor-funded Iraq-based research network. The Department also hosts British Academy and Leverhulme-funded post-doctoral research fellows. Teaching is further supported by a small team of Associate Lecturers and Lecturers (Teaching) and Post Graduate Teaching Assistant! s. There are just over 700 undergraduate students in the Department, and around 150 graduate students, both taught and research. Most undergraduates take a BA in History, and we also offer Ancient History and History with a Year Abroad. Our taught masters degrees are MA in History, MA in Ancient History, MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, MA in Intellectual History and the History of Political Thought, and the recently launched MA in Public History which operates from the UCL East campus. For further information, please see our website:

About the role

UCL History is recruiting for the post of Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in History of Iberia and the Iberian World (c1450-1800) to teach the following modules:

  • Race, Identity and Empire in the Iberian Atlantic World
  • Thinking with the Caribbean, 1492-1700

To teach ONE of the following Second-Year Research Seminar topics

  • Black Lives in the South Atlantic
  • Culture, Ideas and Identities
  • Atlantic History,1450-1810 B

Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to:

  • To act as Pathway Lead for the MA History (Culture, Ideas and Identities)
  • Act as a Personal Tutor
  • To act as Belonging Lead on the department’s Awarding Gap Project
  • To act as mentor for the department’s First-Generation and Working Students’ network
  • Carry out additional administrative responsibilities within the department, as directed by the Head of Department.

The post is available from 1/9/23 to 31/8/25 in the first instance.

About you

Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant area of Iberian history. It is essential that they have previous experience of teaching undergraduate and graduate students in this period with specialism in the UK. Additional key requirements include previous experience of small group teaching and a commitment to high-quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment. A more detailed job description and person specification can be accessed in the attached document.

What we offer

41 Days holiday

Pension Scheme

Cycle to work scheme

season ticket loan

On-Site nursery

On-site gym

Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay

Employee assistance programme

Discounted medical insurance

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.

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