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Lecturer in International Relations/War Studies

Birkbeck, University of London - Department of Politics

Location: London
Salary: £38,594 to £53,342 per annum (Lecturer Grade)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2021
Closes: 28th June 2021
Job Ref: 446962

You will join a vibrant team of scholars with diverse disciplinary orientations, and whose research and teaching spans the full range of politics specialisms.

You will be expected to contribute to essential undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of the politics and sociology of war and will be acting director of the School level MSc War and Humanitarianism.

The Department wishes to recruit a member of staff to teach and administer courses in the politics and sociology of war. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Evidence of a capacity to publish in high-quality academic journals is essential, as is capacity to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You should have a PhD in Politics or a related area.

To reflect the diverse community of the College and increase representation, applications are encouraged from black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities.


The Lecturer grade of of the College's London Pay Scale, which is £38,594 rising to £53,342 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Dr Samantha Ashenden, Head of Department, via .

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While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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