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Lecturer x 4

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
39,609 - 48,677 a year
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Role Description

The University of York wishes to appoint four 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. We do have particular needs in the areas of public policy and terrorism and security.  The posts are available from 1 September 2019, and are on an open contract.

Main purpose of the role

  • To develop and publish research of the highest quality and apply for research grant income
    • To design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area
    • To deliver presentations at conferences or exhibit work at other appropriate events internally and externally
    • To supervise the work of others, for example in research teams or projects or as an MSc PhD or postdoctoral supervisor
    • To undertake roles in relation to the administration of the department

Key Requirements

  • PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Specialist knowledge in subject area
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies
  • Knowledge of a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students
  • Advanced and specialist IT knowledge
  • Has research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals

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

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