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University of York - Heslington Campus
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38,832 - 47,722 Per year
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Role Description

The University of York wishes to appoint three new Lecturers in the Department of Politics. The new appointments will undertake research of the highest international standards in her or his specialist field, and make a major positive contribution to the research standing and culture of the Department. They will also play a full part in course design, teaching, research supervision, and administration in the Department. The post is open as to sub-field, but we will seek to appoint an outstanding candidate with a proven track record of teaching and research expertise in one or more of our core research sub-fields of conflict, security and development, political economy, comparative politics and public policy, and political theory and/or philosophy.  The posts are available from 1 September 2018, and are on an open contract. The main responsibilites are:

  • To develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects
  • To lead on and/or contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes.
  • To design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of module, with particular reference to the politics of international development
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities

You will have a PhD, 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 to complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals with publicly evidenced, high-quality research.   You will be able to evidence your ability to disseminate your research findings at conferences and other appropriate events.

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 the ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals and have well-developed analytical skills.

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 posts are available from 1 September 2018, and is on an open contract

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Martin Smith (, Head of Department, for a confidential informal discussion.

Professor Martin Smith

Head of Department

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