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Department of Politics

The University of York wishes to appoint at least three new Lecturers in the Department of Politics. We are looking to appoint outstanding candidates with a proven track record of research and teaching in one or more of the following sub-fields: conflict, human rights, comparative politics and public policy. We are hoping to appoint at least one candidate with expertise in quantitative methods. The new appointments will undertake research of the highest international standards in their 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 posts are available from 1 September 2021 and are on an open contract.


  • 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 modules and/or within a particular programme or subject area
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities    

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • PhD in specialist subject area
  • Proven ability to contribute to high quality research which is publicly evidenced
  • Experience in taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and ideally at postgraduate level
  • Evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules, with exemplification of teaching materials
  • Evidence of dissemination of research findings which may include:  the presentation of papers at conferences and workshops; participation in public engagement events to disseminate research; the publishing of chapters in text books; the publishing of papers; articles or reviews in academic journals or elsewhere; the construction of websites
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies
  • Knowledge of a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students

Interview date:  7 and 8 June 2021

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Nina Caspersen ( Head of Department.

We particularly welcome applications from women, the LBTQI+ community, disabled candidates and candidates from a black and minority ethnic background as they are under-represented within the Department of Politics at this level.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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