Lecturer in Politics & International Relations

University of Hertfordshire - School of Law, Criminology & Political Science

FTE: Full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

The University of Hertfordshire’s School of Law, Criminology & Political Science is one of the most innovative Schools in the country, based in the £10m Law Court Building on the University’s de Havilland campus, which includes state-of-the-art teaching facilities, as well as a bespoke Mediation Centre. Our students consistently provide excellent feedback about their education experience. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of digital learning, delivering a truly innovative learning and teaching experience coupled with practical hands-on experience exemplified through our unique credit bearing co-curricular courses (e.g. Model UN and Politics Book Group) and evidenced through the number of students graduating with good honours degrees and strong employability rates of 98.5%.

In line with our ongoing ambitions to develop further the School’s academic portfolio, we are seeking to appoint an academic member of staff to support the School’s BA Degree in Politics & International Relations.  In particular, the School is seeking to recruit an early career researcher with strengths in the following areas: i) Political Philosophy, ii) Comparative Politics, iii) Strategic studies, and iv) Political Systems with contemporary British politics alongside a good understanding of the other areas offered on the degree programme. Applicants should also be:

  • Seeking to pursue a programme of research to a standard appropriate for consideration under the Research Excellence Framework (REF), including the ability to secure research funding;
  • Eager to enhance the educational experience of our students, though developing new credit-bearing short courses (such as the Model UN and Politics Book Group) or who would wish to develop further the School’s relationships with key regional stakeholders;
  • Keen to build upon the commercial consultancy work undertaken within the School.

The successful candidate will be expected to have either completed, or be in the final stages of completing a doctorate in politics or international relations. Teaching experience, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, is required while experience in wider student engagement initiatives would be beneficial.

Informal enquiries may be made to Kevin Rogers (Associate Dean (Academic Quality Assurance)) K.Rogers@herts.ac.uk / 01707 286212 or Penny Carey (Associate Dean (International)) – P.Carey@herts.ac.uk / 01707 286227.

Interviews are likely to be held during week commencing 14th November 2016.

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

Apply online at http://www.herts.ac.uk/contact-us/jobs-and-vacancies

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