Lecturer in Politics

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£42,418 to £47,722 per annum
07 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Media, Culture and Society 

Lecturer in Politics – REQ000507
Full Time, Permanent
£42,418 to £47,722 per annum 
Paisley Campus, though deployment in other campuses may be required

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Politics to join the School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland. 

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Politics and will be qualified to doctoral level (or close to completion). A postgraduate qualification in education/learning and teaching and Higher Education Academy Fellowship are highly desirable.  

The successful candidate will play a central role in delivering an excellent and research-based student experience. They will be engaged in the development of educational thinking, practice and research in the broad areas of curriculum design, learning and teaching, and assessment. They will be knowledgeable in contemporary pedagogies, particularly in relation to co-creation and active learning, and be familiar with online learning environments and the principles of digital education. They will also be able to evidence positive practice in these areas. 

The successful candidate will produce and publish excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of career and evidence an ability to attract independent research funding to support this work. The School of Media, Culture & Society is a multi-discipline School and the successful candidate will be engaged in cross/interdisciplinary working and programme design and development to support positive results in attainment, student experience and graduate destinations. They will possess developed capabilities in collaborative working and be committed to high professional standards in all areas of responsibility. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to be immersed in a rich academic environment that recognises quality in education, research and enterprise, and international engagement. 

An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities. 

The successful candidate will be excited by the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment and will seek to exploit the opportunities afforded by this. 

Informal enquiries may be made to:
Dr Ross Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, email

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing date:          Tuesday 5th December 2017
Interview date:     Friday 15th December 2017

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.