Lecturer in History of Science and Technology

An opportunity to be employed by UCL as a lecturer and spend working 50% of your time on secondment to the Royal Institution's Heritage and Collections team.

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Lecturer in History of Science and Technology

Accountable to: Head of Dept at UCL

Partnership Manager at Ri: Head of Collections

Location: 50% 22 Gordon Square, WC1E, 50% 21 Albemarle Street, London

Contract type: UCL Employee Grade 8

Please note this is partnership role, 50% of the post will be a secondment to the Royal Institution

This is a full time appointment, starting 30th July 2020.

 

About this role

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to appoint a Lecturer in History of Science and Technology to undertake teaching, research, and related academic duties. 50% of the post will consist of working with the Royal Institution of Great Britain (Ri). The Ri’s envisions a world where everyone is inspired to think more about science and its place in our lives. Home to eminent scientists such as Michael Faraday, Humphry Davy and Kathleen Lonsdale, the Ri’s discoveries helped to shape the modern world. Just as importantly, these scientists recognised the importance of sharing their work with the wider public.

The postholder will be expected to develop a research programme in areas relevant to the aspects of history of science and technology involving the Royal Institution. They will undertake original research, publications, and funded projects in their area of expertise.

The main additional duties of the UCL-element of this post will involve:

  • teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in history of science and technology
  • supervise research students in history of science and technology
  • undertake enabling duties within the department, including personal tutoring, careers tutoring, and assist with recruitment
  • contribute to the academic life of the department

 The main additional duties of the Ri-element of this post will involve:

  • to use the historical and heritage resources of the Ri to support the Ri's overall mission and programme
  • contribute to research and engagement programmes in history of science and technology
  • undertake enabling duties within the RI, including committee and consultative work associated with the area of expertise
  • contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the RI

About you

You will have expertise in history of 19th-century public culture of science, and either a PhD in an appropriate academic field or show significant professional development in the area of the subject to be taught. You will also have excellent teaching and presentation skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively. 

Interested?

To apply please follow this link to the UCL website 

Further information on the 19th century archival collection

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16 March 2020

About the Ri

The Royal Institution (Ri) envisions a world where everyone is inspired to think more deeply about science and its place in our lives. To achieve the full benefits of what science has to offer, we must ensure there is a healthy and dynamic interaction between science, culture and society. Home to eminent scientists such as Michael Faraday, Humphry Davy and Kathleen Lonsdale, the Ri’s discoveries have helped to shape the modern world. Just as importantly these scientists recognised the importance of sharing their work with the wider public.

Today we continue our mission as a registered charity providing science education and heritage activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and around the world. These activities include the world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES; public talks from the world’s greatest thinkers in our historic lecture theatre; a national programme of Masterclasses for young people in mathematics, engineering and computer science; hands-on science workshops in our L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre; animations and films from our award-winning video production team and the preservation of our scientific legacy through the Faraday Museum and archival collections. 

Apply now

Please apply please follow this link to the UCL website

 

Further information about the archival collections of the 19th century

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