Lecturer in Politics

University of York Department of Politics

United Kingdom


Based at:University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work:Full-time
Contract status:Open
Salary:40,322 - 49,553 a year
Interview Date:to be confirmed
Posted Date:15/12/2020
Apply by:29/01/2021
Job Reference:9019

Role Description

Department of Politics

The University of York wishes to appoint an outstanding candidate, with a proven track record of research and teaching in the area of gender and development, to the post of Lecturer in the Department of Politics. The new appointment will undertake research of the highest international standards in their field, contribute to interdisciplinary research and teaching, including the cross-departmental BA in Global Development, and make a major positive contribution to the research standing and culture of the Department and of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC), a University Research Centre led by the Department of Politics.  The person appointed to this position will play a full part in course design, teaching, research supervision, and administration in the Department. The post is available from 1 June 2021 and is on an open contract.


  • To contribute to the Department’s research and teaching profile in the areas of both gender and development
  • To develop research, projects and proposals and carry out individual and collaborative research projects
  • To lead on and contribute to the production of excellent research outputs and research outcomes.
  • To design, develop and deliver high quality teaching, including interdisciplinary teaching using problem-based learning methodologies and team teaching within the area of global development
  • To undertake effectively and pro-actively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities   

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • PhD in the area of gender and development
  • Proven ability to contribute to high quality research which is publicly evidenced
  • Experience in taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and ideally at postgraduate level
  • Evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules, with exemplification of teaching materials
  • Evidence of dissemination of research findings which may include:  the presentation of papers at conferences and workshops; participation in public engagement events to disseminate research; the publishing of chapters in text books; the publishing of papers; articles or reviews in academic journals or elsewhere; the construction of websites
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies
  • Knowledge of a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students

Interview date:  to be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Nina Caspersen (nina.caspersen@york.ac.uk) Head of Department.

We particularly welcome applications from women, the LGBTQI+ community, disabled candidates and candidates from a black and minority ethnic background as they are under-represented within the Department of Politics at this level.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork

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