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Lecturer in International Politics (Teaching and Scholarship)

Requisition ID:  19622

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  25-Apr-2022

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

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Lecturer Grade F: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum
Lecturer Grade G: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum


Closing Date: 23 May 2022


The Role


You will undertake teaching and pedagogical research in International Politics (broadly defined but conceptually/theoretically focused) and contribute teaching and scholarship to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Your teaching focus will relate to any subfield(s) of International Politics. In addition to contributing to compulsory and promoted modules, we have an interest in expanding our coverage of the global south. We value methodological pluralism.


For more information about the school, please click here.


Informal enquiries can be made to: Dr Simon Philpott, Dr Jocelyn Mawdsley or Dr Richard Dodgson


Key Accountabilities

Teaching and Learning

  • Design and deliver high quality teaching and learning materials, resources, and activities to undergraduate and postgraduate students in line with the School and Faculty teaching objectives and timetable requirements
  • Supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate research projects and dissertations
  • Provide teaching that reflects, in a discerning and intellectually demanding manner, the latest developments in international politics
  • Provide a range of timely support to enhance the student experience
  • Set, mark, and assess course work and examinations, providing timely and effective feedback to students
  • Provide personal tutoring and mentoring for students, giving first line support. Refer students as appropriate to services providing further help
  • Contribute to the planning, design and development of modules and programmes to improve teaching across the School and Faculty
  • Obtain UKPSF descriptor 2 (e.g. via NEPS or Cert Clin Ed, or experiential route)
  • Membership of and participation in appropriate professional communities, for example the HEA or learned societies
  • Undertake continuing professional development in teaching, e.g. being a reflexive practitioner who thinks about pedagogy and learns from feedback

Research and Innovation

  • Engage in subject, professional, and pedagogic research and scholarship as required to enhance teaching and learning provision, including dissemination of findings by delivery of presentations at meetings or conferences and by publication (physical and virtual)
  • Prepare and submit applications for appropriate funding (internal and external), to carry out pedagogic research, or contribute to this activity as a member of a team working on a broader programme of pedagogical research
  • Contribute to the wider internal and external pedagogical research community e.g. by reviewing journal articles, peer review of research grants, supervision of postgraduate students, active engagement with relevant university bodies, and membership of professional associations

Administration and Management

  • Contribute to the planning and development of new markets for taught programmes
  • Effective practice in a significant administrative role within a programme or unit, e.g.: admissions tutor, student recruitment, admissions selector, module leader, senior tutor, employability
  • Effective practice in taking responsibility for managing key processes e.g., recruitment, assessment, outreach and engagement activities, alumni engagement activities, peer mentoring co-ordinator, managing some elements of a learning and teaching review


  • You will have a track-record of publications focused on pedagogy in international politics in high impact journals and other outlets commensurate with your career stage
  • You will have a five-year research plan focused on high-quality teaching in international politics
  • You will have extensive experience of teaching undergraduates and/or postgraduates
  • You will be collegial and keen to develop your academic career in a collaborative environment that values and supports pedagogical research, teaching and impact
  • You will be enthusiastic about discussing international politics with students and non-academic audiences

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • You will hold a PhD in International Politics or a relevant discipline and be able to contribute to the field through participation in pedagogical research-focused activities such as conferences, workshops, seminars and/or invited talks to academic and non-academic audiences
  • All applicants who fulfil the criteria are welcome. We are keen to offer opportunities, where possible, to people from groups who are currently underrepresented, such as women and individuals from black or Asian backgrounds. All applications will be considered on the merits, experience, and qualifications of the candidate as these relate to the requirements and specifications of the post


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Politics is part of the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology. The School is holder of an Athena SWAN bronze award and is committed to principles of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. We believe that a rich mix of people with different backgrounds help us to create a School in which intellectually ambitious academics will want to work and thrive. Our diverse staff attracts a broad range of bright, active, and engaged students


  • You will hold a Ph.D in International Politics or a relevant discipline

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Requisition ID: 19622