Lecturer in Politics and International Relations (Asia Pacific/East Asia)

University of Kent - School of Politics and International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations is seeking to appoint an ambitious and highly motivated Lecturer with a research profile in the area of the politics and international relations of Asia-Pacific and/or East Asia. We would especially welcome applications from candidates with expertise in Asia-Pacific East Asian regional security, the politics and international relations of East Asian states and/or the international political economy, diplomacy, human rights, conflict and security in East Asia.

You will be required to contribute to the delivery and development of specialist modules on aspects of the politics and international relations of the Asia Pacific region and/or its nation states at the undergraduate level, with the potential for modules at the postgraduate level.

As Lecturer in Politics and International Relations you will:

  • To contribute to the organisation, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. The post holder will be expected to teach at the undergraduate level and the postgraduate level.
  • Undertake research, independently and collaboratively, and provide research support to academic colleagues.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • First degree or equivalent in relevant subject area
  • Have (or be completing) a PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Experience of high quality research and publication
  • Experience of teaching in lectures and seminars

School of Politics and International Relations

Politics was one of the four founding disciplines in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Kent and has always been strong in staff and student numbers. The School currently has particular strengths in Politics, International Relations, Political Thought, European Politics and International Conflict Analysis.This School dates from the foundation of the University in 1965 but has been transformed in recent years by the development of a young, dynamic and growing staff.

Our research profile cuts across traditional divisions in the discipline of Politics, International Relations, European Studies and Area Studies. We have research strengths in British and European politics and the politics and international relations of the EU, Russia, China, Japan, the USA, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 21 August 2017

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2017

Interviews are to be held: 9 November 2017

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: SS1269

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

Previous applicants are welcomed.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

No agencies, thank you.

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