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.
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.
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:
The main additional duties of the Ri-element of this post will involve:
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.
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.
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Benefit from free and better than half-price tickets, special offers and access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot.