Lecturer in Global Cultures and Liberal Arts

King's College London Liberal Arts

# Job Description

We are seeking a lecturer/senior lecturer in **Global Cultures and Liberal Arts Education**, with interest and experience in online pedagogies. A PhD in a relevant field within the Arts & Humanities, or Social Sciences, and a minimum of one year experience in teaching and academic administration in higher education are required. The ability to teach in a global context across at least one of the following areas would be an advantage: diversity and inclusion; indigenous studies; cross-cultural leadership; cultural studies from/of the Global South.

This appointment will join the Liberal Arts Department and will play a pivotal role in expanding online educational offerings related to the  [](https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/courses/global-cultures-ma-pg-dip-pg-cert)[Master’s in Global Cultures](https://online.kcl.ac.uk/online-masters/global-cultures-ma), supporting its expansion as a leading interdisciplinary programme in Arts & Humanities. The post-holder will contribute to the development of King’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Executive Education (EE) offerings, in conjunction with King’s Professional & Executive Development team.

The MA in Global Cultures enables students (especially those in professional or employment contexts) to engage with concepts and practices addressing contemporary challenges in global and diverse workplaces. As such, this role will support mature working professionals in postgraduate education – a goal at the heart of King’s mission for widening access.

Alongside contributions to the Global Cultures programme, the post-holder  may also be required to contribute to co-taught, interdisciplinary modules on the Liberal Arts undergraduate programme. Therefore, a strong commitment to interdisciplinary education and scholarship is highly desirable.

Experience of various forms of online teaching and learning, pastoral care, and supporting student wellbeing is also highly desirable. As part of the Liberal Arts team, the lecturer/senior lecturer will contribute to fostering an active culture of engagement with the BA and MA programmes, including organising and attending extra-curricular activities. The post-holder will also be asked to serve in administrative and leadership roles as required.

Working on content development, within online contexts, it is expected the post-holder will contribute to the teaching and administration of key modules of the Global Cultures MA, such as:

- Diversity and Inclusion in Practice;
- Communicating Global Cultures;
- Creative Leadership;
- Creating Connections: Integrating Knowledge in a Fragmenting World;
- Advanced Research Skills;
- Research Project Design;
- Independent Research Project.

This lectureship will fall within the Academic Education Pathway, which is focused on the delivery of education, education-related scholarship, and leadership in education. We seek applicants who can contribute to our goals of delivering innovative, inclusive, and diverse education in a global context. We particularly welcome candidates who have expertise on areas from the Global South.

 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract starting in September - 2024.

This is a full-time post.# Key responsibilities

 

- Play a role in designing and delivering online teaching and assessment for the Global Cultures MA;
- Develop innovative and effective teaching resources for hybrid CPD and EE modules (including some in-person, intensive workshop delivery);
- Support various academic and pastoral aspects of the MA in Global Cultures,
- Especially in the case of applicants at Senior Lecturer level, to lead on administrative functions that support the development, design, and delivery of the MA in Global Cultures & BA in Liberal Arts;
- To serve as personal tutor for the BA in Liberal Arts, offering pastoral care and academic guidance;
- To undertake other reasonable duties at the request of the Head of Liberal Arts and/or the Director of the MA in Global Cultures;
- To engage in scholarship that combines expertise in Global Cultures with a focus on education and pedagogy.

 
*The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.*

# Skills, knowledge, and experience

**Essential criteria**

1. PhD awarded in a relevant field of expertise within Arts & Humanities and/or Social Sciences.  **Lecturer:** a minimum of one year teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, with potential (relative to career stage) for designing and delivering Professional Education modules. **Senior Lecturer:** outstanding teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with evidence of designing and delivering their own Professional Education modules.  A track record of high-quality scholarship focused on interdisciplinary studies and/or educational inquiry, appropriate to career stage.
2. Excellent knowledge and understanding of subjects in the field of Global Cultures, and the ability to connect this expertise to a range of disciplines and contexts. Lecturer: Evidence of willingness to take on leadership roles with respect to the administration of the Department, Faculty, and College. Senior Lecturer: Evidence of leadership and initiative in undertaking administrative duties.
3. Evidence of innovative, inclusive, and effective teaching and assessment, and ability to engage and inspire young and mature students.

**Desirable criteria**

1. Experience of designing and delivering online modules in Higher Education, including to diverse, global student cohorts of young and mature students.
2. Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning.
3. Ability to teach on one of the following areas at postgraduate level: diversity and inclusion; indigenous studies; cross-cultural leadership; cultural studies from/of the Global South.

 

# Further information

We welcome applications from all and especially encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in UK academia and from people marginalised on any of the grounds listed under the UK Equality Act 2010.

 

Please submit the following materials with your application:

1. Curriculum Vitae with details of publications and teaching experience
2. Cover letter explaining your suitability to the post (no longer than 2 pages)
3. Names and contact details of two referees

Presentations and interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in May 2024. The start date for the post is 1st September 2024 but an earlier or later start date may be possible.