Lecturer (Teaching) International Relations, Conflict and Security (Fixed Term)

Job title Lecturer (Teaching) International Relations, Conflict and Security (Fixed Term)

Department Politics, Languages & International Studies

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609 Pro Rata

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Wednesday 29 January 2020

Closing date Sunday 01 March 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SB7439

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The Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Teaching) in International Relations and Conflict.

You will contribute to our Politics and International Relations programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate level, in areas such as international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, and conflict. Ability to contribute to modules on the USA or Middle East could be advantageous. The post-holder will also undertake dissertation supervision responsibilities and participate fully in the life of the Department.

PoLIS is a supportive and dynamic Department committed to research and teaching excellence. You will benefit from training and development opportunities. Our research clusters focus on Conflict and Security; Nationalism, Populism, and Radicalism; Gender and Sexuality; and Memory and Culture. The department is currently ranked 9th for Politics in the 2019 Complete University Guide and 1st for Career after six months for Politics in the Guardian University Guide 2019.  In recent years, the University of Bath has seen rapid growth as it has secured its place as a leading university in the UK. Nationally, it was ranked first in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Student Experience Survey in 2015, and fifth in the Guardian’s 2018 University Guide. Internationally, the Times Higher Education Supplement placed Bath among the ‘100 Most international’ world universities. 

The University is situated in the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath and is part of the GW4 group of leading Universities (with Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). It is 15 minutes from Bristol by train and 90 minutes from London and Oxford.

Informal enquiries should be directed to the Deputy Head of Department for Politics and International Relations, Dr. Maria Garcia.

This is a full-time fixed-term position for three years and arises from external funding.

Interviews are proposed to be held on week commencing Monday 20 April 2019.

The University of Bath and PoLIS have bronze awards from the Athena SWAN Charter Scheme. Both the Department and the university are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community and from all backgrounds. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce.


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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.