The Department of Defence Studies seeks to recruit four Lecturers in Defence Studies. We welcome applications from a broad range of expertise within the field of Security Studies. Any specific research focus may be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with subject matter expertise in the following areas: current and emerging challenges to the international order, including the environment; Russia and China; future war; artificial intelligence; wargaming; cyber-security and multi-domain integration.
The successful applicants will be based in the Defence Studies Department at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom in Shrivenham, and will undertake high-quality research and support a range of professional military education courses at the postgraduate level.
You will teach and supervise students who are serving officers or civil servants in the UK and allied armed forces. There are also opportunities to contribute to the School of Security Studies’ highly successful open online programmes. You will support the planning, organisation and delivery of the Defence Studies Department, and, with departmental mentorship, eventually assume leadership and administrative responsibilities. Beyond teaching and administrative duties, the successful candidate, upon completion of their probation, will be expected to supervise PhD students. They will commit to undertake high-quality research in their subject area, and publish in recognised journals, with research mentorship offered in support of this activity. The role-holder will further maintain research activities and connections through a portfolio of individual and/or joint research projects and will work to secure external funding as required.
Defence Studies is part of the School of Security Studies and the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King’s. Together, we support an inclusive culture and diversity for our staff and students. We are committed to encourage further growth from diverse groups, and we look forward to welcoming applicants of all abilities, whom we are able to support with our flexible varied working practices.
Interviews are provisionally scheduled for 24 April 2023.
Further information about the Department and School can be found here:
As this post is based within a military establishment, the successful candidates will be subject to a satisfactory security clearance to work at the Defence Academy of the UK.
All posts will be offered on full-time, indefinite contracts.