Lecturer in International Relations (AEP)

London (Central), London (Greater)
£41,386 - £48,414 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.
31 May 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The Department of War Studies wishes to appoint a Lecturer in International Relations Education. This is a one-year fixed- term position.

Appointments to the Academic Education Pathway (AEP) are focused on the delivery of education, education-related scholarship and leadership in education.  The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of teaching in the Department of War Studies and its BA and MA programmes in International Relations and the MA programme in International Conflict Studies and therefore must be familiar with critical approaches to international politics and security. Teaching duties will include delivering lectures and seminars on the MA International Conflict Studies core module Global Governance of Conflict and Security, the MA module Technology, Security and Global Politics, and the BA core module Global Politics*.*

The postholder will also undertake and publish high-quality scholarship and play a role in the institutional and intellectual development of War Studies and undertake Departmental, School, Faculty and University administrative duties as required. 

Applicants must have a PhD. 

The Department of War Studies is committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its practices and invites applications from all suitable candidates. We encourage further growth in diversity and we welcome applicants of all abilities, whom we are able to support with our flexible and varied working practices. The Department particularly welcomes applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background. 

This post will be offered on a fixed term contract until July 2024. 

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • To take a role in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within the Department in accordance with established departmental practice.  
  • Undertake teaching on the BA and MA programmes in International Relations and the MA in International Conflict Studies, including the MA modules Global Governance of Conflict and Security and Technology, Security and Global Politics, and the BA core module Global Politics 
  • Contribute to innovation in pedagogical practices.   
  • Act as personal tutor to students as agreed with the Senior Tutor and assist with difficulties, e.g. learning support problems.  
  • Participate fully in assessment and examination processes as appropriate using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.  
  • Undertake high-quality scholarship in the subject area, publish the findings in highly rated internationally recognised journals, and participate in the major internationally recognised academic networks.  
  • Engage in professional development as appropriate.  
  • Accept academic responsibility within the Department and School, involving departmental administrative responsibilities in respect of student services, student recruitment and advice as well as participating in aspects of School governance on School committees.  
  • Design, deliver and assess modules through conventional means and through e-learning.  
  • Collaborate with colleagues on implementation of assessment procedures.  
  • Contribute to accreditation and quality control processes.  
  • Ensure student needs and expectations are met.  
  • Manage projects relating to own area of scholarship.  
  • Take responsibility for administrative duties such as admissions, recruitment, examinations, attendance, etc.  
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.


Essential criteria

  1. PhD awarded in International Relations or another relevant subject 
  2. Experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students 
  3. Experience of innovative curriculum and teaching design 
  4. An emerging agenda in education related scholarship, and a proven capacity to relate this to teaching.   
  5. Experience of interacting with a wide variety of non-academic stakeholders  
  6. Established communication skills, both oral and written 
  7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  8. Familiarity with innovative curriculum and teaching design practices and pedagogies. 
  9. Commitment to contributing to diversity and inclusion efforts 

Desirable criteria

  1. Excellent organizational skills 
  2. A track record of wider administrative contribution to the delivery of departmental activities.

Further Information

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible