Lecturer A in Politics/International Relations



Job description

To deliver a programme of teaching to Birkbeck students, in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully and to contribute to research to extend knowledge of the appropriate subject area.

Candidate Requirements

The appointee will have demonstrated expertise in one of the three thematic clusters within our Department: global politics, comparative politics and policy, or social and political theory. The appointee will have a growing reputation for research excellence, demonstrated preferably by publication in leading journals and/or academic presses, and will also have strong experience in teaching. They will provide both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Politics and/or International Relations, including the supervision of MA dissertation students and MPhil/PhD candidates. Qualified candidates must be able to teach Politics and/or International Relations at all levels, including convening modules and contributing to team teaching. The position will include administrative responsibilities within the Department and School.

About the Department

The Department is situated in an elegant Regency house at 10 Gower Street in Bloomsbury (WC1E). The Department has a reputation for teaching excellence of which it is justly proud. It ranked 12th in Britain in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for 4* research – considered ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour – just beneath University of Cambridge. This places it within the top quarter of research-active Politics departments, higher if we include the many institutions that did not enter the REF. It also ranks 12th overall in 4* outputs, 17thoverall for Grade Point Average. This confirms Birkbeck’s status as a top-tier Politics department within the UK and the world.

Our physical location also contributes immeasurably to our research culture, as we are located in the heart of the University of London and among the other Bloomsbury colleges.The Department has a research centre dedicated to the study of British Politics (the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life) and a research group on Population, Environment and Resources. Our teaching recognises no intellectual boundary between politics, international relations, political theory and sociology, and our degrees transcend any artificial divisions. This particular combination of expertise and courses has no equivalent in any other Department in the UK.

For further information about department please visit the following website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/politics/

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £37,169 rising to £42,483 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College’s London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

How to apply

Apply online

Interviews will be held on 17th and 18th April 2018.

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Alex Colas, Assistant Dean, Politics a.colas@bbk.ac.uk.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. A global elite, top 150 institution, we encourage applications from students without traditional qualifications and we have a wide range of programmes to suit every entry level.