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[Commlist] Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Political Theory at the University of Essex

Sat Jan 12 20:46:02 GMT 2019

you may have already seen this but wanted to make sure you know about it: the University of Essex has recently advertised a Lectureship in Political Theory: It is open to those working in all branches of political theory, including those working in the field of poststructuralist political theory, broadly construed, and we would very much like to see a strong showing in this subfield if at all possible.


Lecturer in Political Theory
University of Essex - Department of Government
Location: 	Colchester
Salary: 	£40,793 to £48,676 per annum
Hours: 	Full Time
Contract Type: 	Permanent
Placed On: 	20th December 2018
Closes: 	6th February 2019
Job Ref: 	REQ02213

The Department of Government

The Department of Government at Essex are world leaders in political science, ranked top in the UK for research excellence (REF2014), 5th for politics in the UK (The Times Good University Guide 2018), top 10 in the world for political science and international relations according to the Centre for World University Rankings (2018), among the top 50 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings. With 92% student satisfaction (NSS 2017) and having been awarded Q-Step Affiliate Status, we are committed to excellence in education and research.

The Department is now seeking to appoint an academic at the Lecturer level.

Duties of the Role

The post-holder is expected to conduct research and teaching in Political Theory. They will supervise undergraduate projects, MA, and PhD dissertations. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to generate research income, to contribute to the administration and leadership responsibilities within the Department, and to the local, regional and international profile of the Department.

Key responsibilities will include contributing to excellence in education by designing and delivering substantive and effective teaching and learning support, at undergraduate and postgraduate leaves; and engaging in individual and/ or collaborative research activity, resulting in internationally excellent publications, that is in keeping with REF criteria.

A full list of key responsibilities and main duties (Education, Research and Leadership and Citizenship) can be found within the job pack.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will hold a relevant doctoral level research degree in Political Science or will have equivalent professional experience or practice or be close to completion of a PhD. They will be a member of the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or have the ability to gain this at an appropriate level within a defined period of appointment.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate proven experience in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in higher education; evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes; and a sustained engagement in continuing professional development in relevant subjects/disciplines and their pedagogies.

This is a permanent, full-time role on an ASER (teaching and research) contract.

We particularly welcome applications from those who identify as female as they are under-represented in the Department. To support and advance the careers of female colleagues the Department of Government is working towards a Scientific Women's Academic Network (Athena SWAN) award.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 876559.

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