Lecturer in International Relations University College London, School of Public Policy United Kingdom

Lecturer in International Relations, - Ref:1706154


UCL Department / Division

Political Science

Specific unit / Sub department

School of Public Policy

Location of position





Full Time

(inclusive of London allowance)Grade 7: £38,581 - £41,864 per annum / Grade 8: £43,023 - £50,753

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL wishes to appoint a tenure-track Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) to contribute to research and teaching within the Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy. The new Lecturer will undertake research of the highest international standards within her or his own specialist field, which will contribute to the research standing and culture of the Department. She/he will also contribute to teaching and supervision on the Department’s undergraduate, Masters, and PhD programmes.


We are interested in applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of International Relations. We are particularly interested in candidates that will complement and contribute to our existing research clusters and teaching in the areas of international security, political violence, and international political economy.


The appointment is available from September 1st, 2018.

Key Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in Political Science or International Relations (candidates nearing completion will also be considered).


A proven ability to undertake international quality academic research, as manifest in publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and/or major university presses, and previous experience of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level are essential.


Experience of conducting research that feeds into policy-making would be desirable.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


With a core of 38 full-time academic staff members, and several teaching and research fellows, the Department has an active research culture and impressive teaching programme.


The Department’s status as one of Britain's leading centres for research in Political Science was confirmed by the results of the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise. The Department ranked 5th on Times Higher GPA and 2nd on the Times Higher Subject Ranking on Intensity, the Guardian’s subject ranking, as well as on other measures. The department's performance contributed to a very strong performance by UCL overall. The Department acts as the bridge between UCL's world-class research and the policy-making community in Britain and internationally. In addition to regular research seminars, we have weekly seminars featuring distinguished external speakers that form a unique part of our teaching programme, and hold regular high-profile events for policy makers and others. The Department has close ties with UCL’s Global Governance Institute and the European Institute.


At the undergraduate level, the Department contributes to two leading inter-disciplinary degrees, the BSc in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and the BA in European Social and Political Studies (ESPS). In 2019, the Department will introduce a new BSc degree in Politics and International Relations. At the Masters’ level, we offer ten MA and MSc degrees in a variety of fields in political science, international relations, and public policy. Our PhD programme is supported by both ESRC and AHRC studentships for eligible students.


Further information on the Department of Political Science, including research clusters and teaching programmes, is available on our website (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/political-science).


Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Kristin M. Bakke (email: kmbakke@ucl.ac.uk). If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Mr. Ajay Patel (email: polsci.staffing@ucl.ac.uk / telephone: 20 7679 4944).


We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.


UCL Taking Action for Equality

Closing Date

11 Feb 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

7 Mar 2018

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.


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