Lecturer in Politics and International Studies
University of Leeds School of Politics and International Studies
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Politics and International Studies

Do you have a clear commitment to creating and delivering an excellent student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group university? Are you interested in teaching and scholarship with opportunities for progression and promotion? Do you have a background in Politics, International Studies or a related discipline?

The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is a leading international department for creative and high quality teaching. As such we intend to make a number of new lectureship appointments of scholars who are committed to pursuing a career specialising in teaching and scholarship. These posts provide the opportunity to teach in an ambitious school focused on challenge-led research and education. They provide in particular the opportunity to teach in a school which is developing curricula to deliver, in alignment with its strategic vision to study and teach the politics of global challenges, a diverse, inclusive, decolonial and digitally informed student experience.

The lectureships will afford successful candidates the opportunity to conduct ongoing scholarship work in areas that may include innovations in blended learning, construction of student placement opportunities and/or the pursuit of pedagogic projects. We are looking to recruit scholars who wish to develop an extended career focused on teaching and scholarship, supported through opportunities for progression and promotion. Crucially we seek candidates who are flexible, pro-active, and capable of providing both students and fellow staff with strong support.

We seek applications from scholars in the four following areas (each position will assume one designated area and/or a mix of two):

• Political Theory - teaching that supports the diversity and breadth of our current curriculum, but the ability to offer teaching in non-Western political thought or approaches that de-centre the traditional canon is a preference.

• British and European politics - teaching in areas such as British foreign policy, post-Brexit relations with Europe and/or EU politics. Some local government expertise as well is a preference.

• Global Security Challenges - teaching that supports the breadth of our current curriculum, but the ability to offer teaching in areas such as new security challenges, climate change, global health security, or postcolonial approaches is welcomed.

• International Development - teaching in areas such as the role of colonialism in development, global inequalities, the sustainable development agenda, and critical approaches to power relations.

To explore the post further or for any queries, you may have, please contact:

Professor Richard Beardsworth, Head of Politics and International Studies


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute: School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS)
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021
Closing Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021
Reference: ESLPO1057

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