Lecturer in Politics

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
£41,526 - £49,552 per annum
26 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time





Politics & International Relations seeks to appoint a full-time, permanent Lecturer with particular expertise in democracy and representation, including the digital society and digital approaches to political communication, campaigns, and elections.

Politics and International Relations (PIR) is a medium-sized Department within the School of Social Science.  Aberdeen is distinguished by diversity in teaching and research interests and robust undergraduate and postgraduate student numbers.

The successful applicant will be expected to undertake student teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise undergraduate dissertations, develop on-line teaching modules, and participate in the academic administration of the Department and School.

The successful candidate should have completed their PhD in Politics and/or International Relations, and have experience of teaching Politics and/or International Relations.

They should have experience of undertaking tutorials and lecturing at various levels of study. They should have some expertise in quantitative and digital/IT methods. 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 scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Michael Smith, Head of Politics & International Relations, tel: +44 1224 272707, e-mail:

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.

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Job Reference Number: SOC057A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 5 January 2020

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.