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Associate Lecturer in Development Politics

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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31,604 - 38,832 a year
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Role Description

The Department of Politics wishes to recruit a full time Associate Lecturer in the area of Development Politics/ International Politics, an area where we have growing demands for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will join a strong team and your responsibilities will include teaching and marking at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

You will lecture, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students. Carry out on-going curriculum review, including module content and materials and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies and undertake effectively a range of administrative responsibilities.

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion), or equivalent professional experience, in International Politics and/or International Development.  You should also hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.  You will have extensive specialist knowledge in your subject area, to design, develop & deliver teaching to International Development students, within Politics and Interdisciplinary programmes,

You will be able to provide learning support to students and have knowledge of a range of teaching and research techniques & methodologies.  You will have experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and ideally postgraduate level and of successful course planning, design and delivery.  You will have advanced and specialist IT knowledge and highly developed communication skills to engage with a wide ranging audience using a range of media.  You will have the ability to supervise the work of others, for example as an MSc PhD or postdoctoral supervisor.

The post is a full-time position of 37 hours per week and is available from 1st April 2018.

More information about research and teaching in the Politics Department can be found below and here:

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Martin Smith (

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