Lecturer in Politics/International Relations

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
08 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Politics/ International Relations  

Languages & Social Sciences 

Salary:     £32,548 to £47,722 per annum 
Grade 8 or 9
Basis:     Full Time
Closing Date:     23.59 hours BST on Saturday 12 May 2018
Interview Date:     Friday 08 June 2018
Reference:     R180198

This post is advertised in conjunction with Senior Lecturer in Politics/International Relations (R180199).  If you would like to be considered for more than one post, you need to submit a separate application for each (Lecturer – Reference number R180198; Senior Lecturer – Reference number R180199). 

The School of Languages and Social Sciences is an ambitious, expanding, multidisciplinary School with an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research. 
The Politics and International Relations subject group is seeking to appoint up to two appointments at Lecturer level in Politics or International Relations from 1 September 2018. Strong candidates from any sub-field of Politics or International Relations, including all area specialisms, are encouraged to apply. We would be interested in strengthening the proportion of our department with experience in the use of quantitative research methods, but this is by no means a requirement. It would also be helpful if one postholder were able to contribute to the teaching of International Relations.

You should have experience of teaching in Politics and/or International Relations, and be able to contribute to the development of the teaching portfolio within the subject group. You should have a completed doctorate in a relevant social science discipline and a strong track record of publications and research.

We host the Aston Centre for Europe (ACE), an innovative inter-disciplinary hub for research, policy advice and teaching, which is co-directed by members of the PIR group. ACE has a broad research agenda, and is by no means confined to a narrow view of European politics. We would, however, be interested in receiving strong applications from any area of our discipline, and would welcome applications from candidates who share our view that it is important for scholars to engage outside academia, as well as within it.
We are also advertising a post as Senior Lecturer in Politics / International Relations; applicants wishing to be considered for both roles need to apply for each separately. Up to two appointments will be made in total.

Please contact Dr Ed Turner (Head of Department) with any queries about the role ( 

You may also be interested in his blog post on these roles, available at

For Lecturer posts, the minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years, with the possibility of transfer to a continuing appointment.

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