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Visiting Lecturers in Politics and International Relations (Hourly Paid)

University of Hertfordshire

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £39.01 per hour, plus 17.66% accrued holiday per total value
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th January 2023
Closes: 27th January 2023
Job Ref: 048915

Rate of pay: Full duty £39.01 per hour, plus 17.66% accrued holiday per total value

Working hours: Variable

Duration of contract: Permanent

The Politics and International Relations Subject Group at the University of Hertforshire are looking to employ a skilled, passionate and experienced Visiting Lecturer to support the development and delivery of teaching provision on the BA in Politics and International Relations. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of the field of International Relations research, particularly able to cover teaching on the Undergraduate  modules in Peacebuilding and Statebulding and Security and Governance. Our Visiting Lecturers work as part of dynamic, collegiate and supportive team whilst being able to develop experiences in teaching, module development and assessment at postgraduate level. The candidate will benefit from a supportive and flexible environment and have to access to continuing professional development.

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Undertaking teaching and assessments on Politics International Relations Modules at undergraduate graduate level, including acting as module leader for undergraduate modules where appropriate
  • Providing academic support and pastoral care for undergraduate students
  • Employing a range of pedagogic methods appropriate to different teaching scenarios, seeking ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery by obtaining and analysing feedback from students and colleagues
  • Support learning throughout the development of course materials and undertake necessary administrative activities
  • Create a learning environment promoting debate, foster critical thinking whilst being mindful and respectful of the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and needs of students
  • Use appropriate assessments and criteria to asses progress of students and provide constructive feedback in a prompt and timely manner
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of staff in the School and across the University as appropriate

Skills/Qualifications Required: 

  • Undergraduate degree in Politics, International Relations or related discipline
  • PhD in Politics, international relations or a related Social Science discipline; candidates currently enrolled in a PhD programme will be considered
  • Experience in delivering high-quality teaching in a developing exceptional learning practice to the benefits of students at UK Higher Education level
  • Demonstrate ability to teach on BA Politics and International Relations and the MA International Relations and in the field of Peace building and Statebuilding and Security Studies at undergraduate level
  • In depth knowledge in different fields of Political and International Relations allowing the successful candidate to teach a range of modules across the discipline

We are seeking individuals with experience in teaching at undergraduate level, module and assessment design at undergraduate and/or post gradate level. Also experience in providing feedback, support and pastoral care to international students. A HEA Fellowship or willingness to achieve the former through engaging with the University CPAD scheme for the appropriate category within an agreed timeframe is desirable.

Closing Date: 27th January 2023

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Hannah Richter h.ritcher@herts.ac.uk

Please note we may close this advert early should we receive sufficient response. 

The University is required to meet UKVI visa regulations. Applicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK will have to satisfy UKVI regulations before they can be appointed. 

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics.  

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