Lecturer (Teaching) Politics & International Relations & Future Director of Studies

University of Bath


The Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath is looking to recruit a Lecturer (Teaching) to join our friendly, dynamic and supportive team.

About the role 

You will share our commitment to teaching excellence and will support our successful and renowned undergraduate programmes in Politics and International Relations, Politics with Economics and postgraduate programmes. You’ll contribute to modules in International Relations, foreign policy, Research Methods, international comparative politics, international organisations and depending on need on US politics and foreign policy and political theory.

You will be responsible for preparing and delivering lectures and seminars, setting and marking assessments, as well as for the supervision of undergraduate dissertation students, and the provision of pastoral support to students as a personal tutor. We will also support you to undertake responsibilities as Director of Studies for some of our Politics and International Relations programmes as soon as possible after appointment. 

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. 

About the Department 

The Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies is committed to teaching and research excellence. It is top 10 for Politics in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and the Complete University Guide 2023. We have particular research strengths in Conflict and Security, Gender and Representation, Democracy, as well as in reactionary politics, memory politics and international relations. 

The Department also hosts a newly established Centre for the Study of Violence. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Department and will be integrated within the research groups, and will benefit from professional development opportunities (e.g. support in getting FHEA qualifications, mentorship). 

For informal discussions about the role please contact Dr M. Garcia (Head of Department) on [email protected] or Director of Teaching and Deputy Head, Dr K. Von Oppen on [email protected] .

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff .

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