Three Lectureships in Politics at the University of York

Three Lectureships in Politics at the University of York

University of York - Heslington Campus

York, United Kingdom

Deadline: Mon, 16 Mar 2020



Job Description

Department of Politics
The University of York wishes to appoint three new Lecturers in the Department of Politics.  The new appointments will undertake research of the highest international standards in their specialist field, and make a major positive contribution to the research standing and culture of the Department.  They will also play a full part in course design, teaching, research supervision, and administration in the Department.  We will seek to appoint outstanding candidates with a proven track record of teaching and research expertise in one or more of our core research sub-fields of conflict, security and development, political economy, comparative politics and public policy, and political theory and/or philosophy. Although the posts are open as to sub-field, we are hoping to make at least one appointment with expertise in UK politics, political economy, or public opinion and party politics. The posts are available from 1 September 2020, and are on an open contract.


  • To develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects
  • To lead on and/or contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes.
  • To design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules and/or within a particular programme or subject area
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities   

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD in specialist subject area
  • Proven ability to contribute to high quality research which is publicly evidenced
  • Experience in taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and ideally at postgraduate level
  • Evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules, with exemplification of teaching materials
  • Evidence of dissemination of research findings which may include:  the presentation of papers at conferences and workshops; participation in public engagement events to disseminate research; the publishing of chapters in text books; the publishing of papers; articles or reviews in academic journals or elsewhere; the construction of websites
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies
  • Knowledge of a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students
  • We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a black and minority ethnic background as they are currently under-represented within the Department of Politics.

Interview date: 16 March 2020

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Nina Caspersen ( Head of Department

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