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Associate Tutor in Politics

Surrey, United Kingdom
£22.00 per hour
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Academic Discipline
Politics & International Studies, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Tutors
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job Details


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £22.00 per hour  
Fixed Term Contract until 31/01/25
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 10 June 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  022924

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  

The Department of Politics is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer in Politics (part-time) to enhance our existing strengths in political communication and political leadership. The successful candidate will have demonstrable ability to engage students with research-led, innovative teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver two modules at L6/L7 in the first semester of academic year 2024/25:

  • POL3082: Political Communication
  • POL3088: Political Leadership.

The role

This role can be ideal, but not restricted to, early career researchers who wish to develop their career in a vibrant department with a strong student-led learning community. The role is part-time (maternity cover) fixed-term but it allows the successful candidate to test innovative teaching methods and cutting-edge research-led content where applicable. The two modules are delivered at final year and double-coded for some of our postgraduate students. The successful candidate will:

  1. Support the research environment of the Department, complementing and expanding existing research strengths in political communications and political leadership 
  2. Take the opportunity to produce high quality publications that contribute to the research profile of the Department 
  3. Be supported in their career development plans with mentoring on individual and collaborative research grant bids and proposals 
  4. Engage with the research and outreach activities of the Centre for Britain and Europe 
  5. Contribute to the delivery of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the provision of lectures, seminars, and module management 
  6. Contribute to administrative and programme management duties as required by the Head of Department 

N.B. The above list is not exhaustive. 

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who will help us maintain our excellent teaching delivery, become part of our vibrant research and teaching community and collaborate with colleagues in their teaching and research activities. In turn, the Department will support the successful candidate, offering opportunities to develop their research portfolio, pursue of external funding and other collaborative research activities and be mentored by a senior colleague. 

Person specification:

  • PhD, completed (or verifiably close to completion) in Politics, Political Communication or related discipline (expected)
  • Experience of teaching undergraduate students (expected)
  • Specialism in political communication, political leadership or related areas (expected)
  • Some experience of University administration (expected)
  • Teaching qualification or evidence of working towards such qualification (expected)

How to apply

Applications are invited via the University of Surrey jobs portal. Candidates should submit a recent CV, and a cover letter outlining their motivation, experience and suitability for this post. We expect interviews to be held in person (or online upon reasonable request) in the second half of June. The successful candidate is expected to commence working on 1 September 2024 and the post is fixed with an end-date of 31 January 2025.

For any informal inquiries please contact Prof. Theofanis Exadaktylos, Deputy Head of Department and Director for Learning & Teaching at 


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