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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Politics

University of the West of England, Bristol - Politics and International Relations

Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £51,799 G/H Grade, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th June 2022
Closes: 8th July 2022
Job Ref: R04451

Salary

G Grade: (Lecturer): £34,304 - £40,927;

H Grade: (Senior Lecturer): £40,927 - £51,799, per annum.

Politics and International Relations at UWE Bristol is a vibrant and diverse programme located in the interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences. Our research aims to address global challenges, such as insecurity, vulnerability, and inequalities, in local and international contexts. We are focused on the delivery of high-quality teaching and an excellent student experience, coupled with outstanding research, all delivered with a strong emphasis on the application of academic understanding to local, national, and international challenges. Due to our continuing success, we are now recruiting academic staff. Working effectively with colleagues, you will be expected to contribute to a learning environment where students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, and confidence and to carry out research, knowledge exchange, and/or professional practice.

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Politics, and for candidates who can make distinctive contributions in the broad disciplines of politics/political science. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with research and teaching expertise in the following sub-disciplines:

  • Public Policy and Policy Making
  • UK Politics
  • Politics of Climate Change
  • Applied Data Science and Research Methodologies
  • Voting and Elections
  • Political Participation and Engagement

This is a permanent, full time position. 

About you:

The successful candidate will have a PhD qualification (or be close to finishing a PhD) in Politics or a closely related subject.  You will also have a proven track record of recent teaching experience in Politics and International Relations, in a variety of teaching contexts (such as seminars, lectures, small group tutorial, etc.) within a higher education setting. Further, you will have a proven and recent track record in research in Politics and International relations, and have the breadth and depth of subject knowledge required to both contribute to and enhance the current programme. One of our key priorities at UWE is supporting students from diverse backgrounds throughout their learning journeys.  This means that you will: have a good working knowledge of, or a willingness to engage with Technology Enhanced Learning; demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, current priorities in HE such as outreach, student experience and engagement, and employability; evidence of an ability to design innovative teaching and assessment materials; and evidence of effective student support skills.  Finally, you will be a good team player, and demonstrate a willingness to make a positive and pro-active contribution both to the Politics and International Relations programme, and to the life of the wider department.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus.

UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days per year
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
  • family friendly policies
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Charlotte Alderwick on 117 32 81238 or email: charlotte2.alderwick@uwe.ac.uk

This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment.

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