Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Canterbury Christ Church University - School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology


The School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology sits within the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. It has three vibrant Subject areas: (Psychology, Politics and International Relations, and Sociology) and a significant postgraduate provision, including the Salomon’s Centre for Applied Psychology in Tonbridge Wells, one of the largest and most established Clinical Psychology programmes in the UK. 

The Role

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. The role is focused on key aspects of the delivery of the foundation, undergraduate and post graduate levels of the curriculum, with specific reference to international relations and contemporary security studies. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to strong research record of Politics and International Relations team, and use their research to inform their teaching practice. 


Applicants should have a doctorate in International Relations or Politics, with experience of teaching in the university sector and a strong emerging record of research and publications. The ability to teach international relations and contemporary security studies will be crucial to the post, thought the successful applicant will need to be sufficiently flexible to deliver other aspects of the curriculum as required.

The successful candidate will be a good communicator, well-organised, have well-developed IT skills, and display a keen interest in curriculum innovation within the university sector. An enthusiasm for and commitment to new teaching and learning technologies and the capacity to work effectively within a team are essential.

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce. 

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.

This post is fixed term for 12 months, with a start date in January 2018 or sooner dependent on availability.

How to apply 

Interviews are to be held: Tuesday 21st November 2017

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below. To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page: www.canterbury.ac.uk

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter and any supporting documents. 

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at hr.recruitment@canterbury.ac.uk quoting reference number SAS0895. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

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