The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £38,581- £41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Lecturer in Latin American Studies. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. The post is available as an open-ended contract. The postholder will will play an integral role in the administration and teaching of the new BA in History and Politics of the Americas, as well our suite of Master’s programmes. We particularly welcome applicants with a research background in social science, including International Development Studies. A research interest in development issues as they pertain to Latin America would be welcome. A research agenda that includes Brazil would fill a gap in our current provision. We also welcome applicants with expertise in quantitative methods.

The preferred candidate will have a PhD and either research and teaching knowledge in Latin American Studies. He/she will also have experience of researching, teaching or other employment in Latin American Studies. The postholder will have the capacity to teach and give other forms of public presentation, including undergraduate courses, core research methods for Master’s students, and specialist postgraduate taught modules, in addition to experience of supervising academic work by university students, and of conducting high quality research as reflected in the authorship of high quality publications or other research outputs.

Please note that UCL pays a relocation supplement of £9,000 to newly appointed academic staff (lecturer through to Professor) & senior administrative staff (Grades 9 and 10) who have to relocate their home to take up an appointment. Please view the following webpage for further details. A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Prof Jonathan Bell at ( If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Mrs Abi Espie, (, (020 7679 9748)

Interview Date: TBC

The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.