Lecturer in Political Economy

Goldsmiths University
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 21

Position description

Politics and International Relations at Goldsmiths is a dynamic and growing academic department with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and with strengths in international relations, political theory, political economy and visual politics. It offers several undergraduate programs: PPE; BA Politics and International Relations; BA International Relations; BA Economics, Politics and Public Policy; as well as Art and Politics; and International Relations at the MA level. It hosts two Research Centres – the Political Economy Research Centre, and the Centre for Postcolonial Studies – as well as a number of smaller research units. It scores highly in teaching quality ratings – 22 out of 24 in the latest government assessments. We are currently ranked 23 in the UK for Research Intensity (REF 2014).

The department is looking to make a fixed term 9 month maternity cover appointment for a Lecturer in Political Economy. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in the areas of political and cultural economy and/or international political economy. Appointees will be expected to teach at UG and MA levels across different programs. Candidates will also be expected to take on administrative responsibilities within the department along with other duties as set out in the job description.


  • PhD or close to completion in relevant field
  • Experience of HE teaching and capacity to teach at both UG and PG levels
  • Experience of academic administrative roles
  • Must show research potential i.e. evidence of ability and likelihood of producing research outputs of sufficient quality and quantity to be part of a credible REF submission, including impact case studies
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary thinking in political economy
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A demonstrable ability to engage and enthuse students in academic work in a variety of contexts;

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