Lecturer in International Relations

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 international relations. We would especially welcome applications from candidates with expertise in international political economy, diplomacy, human rights or conflict and security.

If you feel that you would be able to make a significant contribution to the School's existing strong research culture, research impact and high level of student engagement, this could be an ideal role for you.

You will be required to contribute to the delivery and development of specialist modules on aspects of the politics and international relations at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In addition you would be expected to play an active role in building the research capacity of one of the School's three research centres, as well as carrying out high quality independent and collaborative research.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline (or be near completion)
  • Experience of high quality research and publication.
  • Experience of teaching undergraduate introductory and politics and international relations theory in lectures and/or seminars.

School of Politics and International Relations

Politics was one of the four founding disciplines in the Faculty of Social Sciences at he 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

Closing date for applications: 17 Dec 2017

Interviews are to be held: 17/18/19 Jan 2018

Please click on the apply button 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: SS1295

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.

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

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