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Associate Lecturer

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604-38,832 per year
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Role Description

The Department of Politics wishes to recruit up to four full time Associate Lecturers in the areas of international relations, US security policy, terrorism and international political economy.  The ability to teach in a range of modules within the department will also be an advantage.  You will join a strong team and your responsibilities will include teaching and marking at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  You will be expected to deliver lectures, seminars and supervision, develop module content and materials, and undertake a range of associated administrative responsibilities. 

You will have a PhD (or near completion) in a relevant subject.  You will have detailed knowledge of subject area, sufficient to develop teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability.  The ability to teach undergraduate quantitative research methods is desirable but not essential. 

You will be able to design and deliver teaching material, supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist with learning problems.  You will also be able to contribute to the design of course material, content and new teaching approaches in the department in addition to planning, managing, organising and assessing your own teaching contributions.  You will have experience of teaching and learning at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level or in a similar context, using different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students.  You will have evidence of successful planning and designing teaching material.

You will be able to plan and prioritise your own work to meet deadlines, while paying attention to detail and meeting your commitment to high quality.  You will show creativity, initiative and judgement in applying appropriate approaches to teaching, learning support and scholarly activities.  Your highly developed communication skills, collaborative ethos and positive attitute to colleagues and students enable you to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience and work proactively with colleagues within and outside the university.  You must have a commitment to personal development and updating your knowledge and skills.

The post is a full-time position of 37 hours per week and is available from 1st September 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 (

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 12 months

Closing date: 08 April 2018

Interview date: 03 May 2018

Vacancy reference: 6472


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