Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Goldsmiths, University of London – Politics

Politics and International Relations at Goldsmiths is a dynamic and growing academic department with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and with strengths in international relations, political theory, political economy and visual politics. It offers several undergraduate programs: Politics and International Relations; PPE; Economics, Politics and Public Policy; and International Studies (with Chinese), as well as Art and Politics; and International Relations at the MA level. It hosts two Research Centres – the Political Economy Research Centre, and the Centre for Postcolonial Studies – as well as a number of smaller research units. It scores highly in teaching quality ratings – 22 out of 24 in the latest government assessments. We are currently ranked 23 in the UK for Research Intensity (REF 2014).

The department is looking to make three full-time academic appointments at the lecturer/senior lecturer level, and would welcome applications from candidates with the following areas of expertise: international relations; Middle East politics; US politics and foreign policy; human rights; environmental politics; international political economy. Appointees will be expected to teach at UG and MA levels across different programs, and to make a strong contribution in the current REF cycle with high quality research outputs and impact case studies. Candidates will also be expected to take on administrative responsibilities within the department along with other duties as set out in the job description.

Selection criteria (depending on level of appointment):

  • PhD in relevant field
  • Experience of HE teaching and capacity to teach at both UG and PG levels
  • Experience of academic administrative roles
  • Strong research and publication track record related to department research profile
  • Good track record of research funding or potential for this.
  • Must show considerable research potential i.e. evidence of ability and likelihood of producing research outputs of sufficient quality and quantity to be part of a credible REF submission, including impact case studies
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary thinking in politics and international relations with specialist expertise in one or more areas sought for this role
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A demonstrable ability to engage and enthuse students in academic work in a variety of contexts;

The post will start in September 2016.

For further information on Politics and International relations please visit:


Closing date:  Sunday 6th March 2016

Interview date: week commencing 21st March 2016

Contact Details s.newman@gold.ac.uk

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