Lecturer in International Relations

Coventry University - School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Grade: 7

The Times Higher Education University of the Year and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year, Coventry University is one of the leading higher education recruiters. Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, humanities, design, performance and media, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years. We believe that arts and humanities have a transformative effect on our lives and that creativity and innovation have become a means to providing solutions for some of the world’s most deep-rooted social and cultural problems, so the Faculty combines our subject expertise and knowledge to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our three schools promote and facilitate collaboration and access to specialist resources in response to an increasingly diverse technological and geographical workplace.

The School of Humanities has a long-sustained reputation for innovation, enjoys a rapidly rising profile and our alumni inform, mediate and shape the world around us. The School is a dynamic and innovative environment where evolution is constant, as we embrace an ever changing external world through teaching, research and enhancing the student experience. Thoroughly international in its approach, The School offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses including English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Modern Languages, International Relations, History, Politics and Sociology.

As a result of expansion, and the University’s on-going commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, we are seeking an academic with an exciting profile in International relations to contribute to our innovative courses. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to relate key debates framing the transformation and location of International relations in contemporary culture to teaching contexts. In addition, applicants must have the ability to teach across a range of aspects of discipline and theoretical perspectives, and a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within HE. Experience of education innovation would be advantageous.  

The post-holder must have a proven track record of exploring new and emerging modes of research and scholarship and/or be actively engaged in professional practice, applied research and income generation in the broad area of International relations

Applicants should be qualified to PhD level or if from a professional practice background, at least Masters Level (or of equivalent professional status) and be able to relate the key debates framing the location and transformation of International relations in contemporary culture and to UK Higher Education.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high level digital fluency and a continuing engagement with professional, scholarly and pedagogic development - those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE or secure a HEA fellowship.

Coventry University is committed to providing our employees with the very best opportunities for both career and personal development. We offer a wide choice of development and training courses to all staff as well as generous holiday allowances, final salary pensions and flexible working options.

We would welcome enquiries prior to application - for an informal discussion about this post, contact Dr Frank Magee, Head of School, email: lsx913@coventry.ac.uk;  Tel. +44 (0)2477 65 7099 or

Dr Matthew Beedham Deputy Head of School, email: ac2117@coventry.ac.uk;  Tel. +44 (0)2477 65 8970

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