Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Diplomacy & Public Policy

SOAS, University of London - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

£42,277- £58,951 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Please note that successful candidates who have not yet completed their PhD will be appointed on Grade 7 (£34,957 - £41,136 per annum inclusive of London Allowance), and regraded to Grade 8 on successful completion of their PhD.

Full Time (35 hours per week, 1 FTE)

The role and its responsibilities

You will provide high quality research and teaching in degree and non-degree courses, and be expected to contribute to CISD’s research in international organisations such as the United Nations. You will be required to lead in the developing and preparation of materials and assessment of students at all levels, with specific responsibility for provision, planning and teaching for online Masters programmes based within the Centre. In addition to this, you will contribute management of CISD’s online course portfolio.

Skills and experience

The ideal candidate will be educated to PhD level and demonstrate strong plans for the REF within the context of the Centre as a research cluster. With the ability to design and deliver high quality teaching and assessment to students registered to the contracted online course(s) at an advanced level, you will be able to set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students, ensuring that the content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet the defined learning objectives.

You will also challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking in subject disciplines related to CISD’s field of study alongside other departments in SOAS, working in partnership to deliver online programmes. Advanced skills and knowledge in overseeing organisation of the VLE and organising online and campus based training sessions for new and existing tutors, are also essential.

Competitive Benefits Package:

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

About SOAS

SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, offering programmes in arts, humanities, languages, law and social sciences. Inaugurated in June 1916, SOAS has had an international reach since the arrival of its first students in February 1917 and celebrated its Centenary in 2016.

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please visit www.soas.ac.uk/jobs.

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing or on: 24 April 2017

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.

We are working to achieve a diverse and representative workforce at all levels within SOAS University of London. Women and Black and Minority Ethnic groups are actively encouraged to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.

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