Lecturer in Politics & International Relations

Hatfield, Hertfordshire (GB)
£32,004 - £38,183 per annum
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Politics & International Relations

School of Law, Criminology & Political Science

£32,004 - £38,183 per annum

Grade: UH7

Full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

The University of Hertfordshire’s School of Law, Criminology & Political Science is one of the most innovative Schools in the country, based in the £10m Law Court Building on the University’s de Havilland campus, which includes state-of-the-art teaching facilities, as well as a bespoke Mediation Centre. Our students consistently provide excellent feedback about their education experience. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of digital learning, delivering a truly innovative learning and teaching experience coupled with practical hands-on experience exemplified through our unique credit bearing co-curricular courses (e.g. Model UN and Politics Book Group) and evidenced through the number of students graduating with good honours degrees and strong employability rates of 98.5%.

In line with our ongoing ambitions to develop further the School’s academic portfolio, we are seeking to appoint an academic member of staff to support the School’s BA Degree in Politics & International Relations. In particular, the School is seeking to recruit an early career researcher with strengths in the following areas: i) Political Philosophy, ii) Comparative Politics, iii) Strategic studies, and iv) Political Systems with contemporary British politics alongside a good understanding of the other areas offered on the degree programme.

Applicants should also be:

  • Seeking to pursue a programme of research to a standard appropriate for consideration under the Research Excellence Framework (REF), including the ability to secure research funding;
  • Eager to enhance the educational experience of our students, though developing new credit-bearing short courses (such as the Model UN and Politics Book Group) or who would wish to develop further the School’s relationships with key regional stakeholders;
  • Keen to build upon the commercial consultancy work undertaken within the School. 

The successful candidate will be expected to have either completed, or be in the final stages of completing, a doctorate in politics or international relations. Teaching experience, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, is required while experience in wider student engagement initiatives would be beneficial.

The University offers a range of benefits including a guaranteed pension, professional development, family friendly policies and discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Informal enquiries may be made to Kevin Rogers (Associate Dean (Academic Quality Assurance)) / 01707 286212 or Penny Carey (Associate Dean (International)) – / 01707 286227.

Apply online at

Ref: 014065

Closing date: 11 November 2016.

Interviews are likely to be held during week commencing 14 November 2016.