Lecturer in Strategic Studies

Aberdeen, (GB)
Thursday, 28 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 17 January 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Social Science

Politics and International Relations seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Strategic Studies, with a view to developing synergies with our postgraduate programmes in Energy Security, International Relations, and International Political Economy. The successful applicant is expected to commence work before the end of June 2020. 

The Lecturer will have experience of teaching Politics and International Relations and an established track record of publications in highly ranked journals. An ability to develop on-line teaching modules is also preferred.

The successful candidate should have completed their PhD in a relevant discipline and have experience of teaching and research in Politics and International Relations, with a specific focus on Strategic Studies. Related areas of interest might include the rise of China, geopolitics, security, energy, climate change, infrastructure, global governance, and great power competition.

They should have experience of undertaking tutorials and lecturing at various levels of undergraduate and postgraduate study. They should be self-motivated, flexible and have an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students, inspiring them to learn.  There should be a clear demonstration of an academic career trajectory, and a willingness to make a full contribution to the School’s activities.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526-£49,552 pro rata per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark ( for further information.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 January 2020

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Michael Smith, Head of Politics & International Relations

01224 272707

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Smith.

Please quote reference number SOC058A  on all correspondence

The School of Social Science welcomes a diverse working environment and recognises the benefits this can bring.  The School is keen to receive applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics (race, gender, disability, gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, religion/belief, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership).

The University supports opportunities for flexible working for a range of reasons and has policies in place to facilitate this.  The policies can be found here:

The University’s commitment to gender equality has been recognised through the achievement of an Athena SWAN Bronze award.  The University is also a Stonewall Diversity Champion to further LGBT equality and a Disability Committed Employer recognising our commitment to supporting disabled staff and students.

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