Senior Lecturer/Reader in Latin American Studies (Social Sciences or History)

24 junio 2010

The Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London, invites applications for a Senior Lecturer or Reader in Latin American Studies with expertise in contemporary history or a social sciences discipline. 
The closing date for applications is at 12 noon on Friday, 16 July 2010.  Interviews are expected to be held in early August 2010.

The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research and publication and will be expected to assume a strategic leadership role in the area of Latin American studies. The main focus of the role will be the development and enhancement of the Institute’s ‘research facilitation’ role, which includes coordinating and editing publication series, fostering networks, identifying opportunities for the development of digital resources, holding high quality academic events, and leading research in the field.  A small amount of teaching at postgraduate level will also be required. The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, specialist knowledge of Latin America, and significant experience as a senior academic in the field, including an excellent academic research and publication record. Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese language is essential.  Furthermore, a willingness to engage with the Americas as a whole and sympathy with comparative approaches to the study of the region is highly advantageous.  Alongside a proven track record of attracting external funding, the successful applicant will have experience in designing and organising academic events such as conferences.  Together with a good level of IT skills, the post holder will be able to demonstrate well-developed academic writing and editing abilities as well as teaching and presentation skills.

To apply, please complete the Personal details/Equal Opportunities form, send your CV and a covering letter which details your interest in and suitability for the post to [email protected] quoting reference 040/10.  

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