Lecturer in Politics

Birkbeck, University of London
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jun 07

Position description

Birkbeck has a proud reputation for teaching and research in the area of politics and international relations.

The Department of Politics was founded in 1972 and is now a centre of interdisciplinary research with an outstanding reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. We offer a wide range of programmes covering many disciplines including British, European and global politics, international relations, geopolitics, social research, war and security studies and public policy. Our academic staff are actively engaged in collaborative programmes of research, funded research projects, advising Parliament and participating in regional networks.

Graduates of the Department’s programmes have gone on to work for or develop their careers with a very broad range of employers, including the House of Commons, the Confederation of British Industries, the European Centre for Development Policy Management and the Institute for Government, the UK civil service.

Through the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life the Department aims to engage with key issues in British politics and public life through public debates, conferences, lectures, seminars and workshops.

The post-holder will be expected to contribute to teaching in quantitative research methods, as well as other existing modules in the department at postgraduate and undergraduate level. He/she will also have the opportunity to develop new module(s) in his/her particular area of specialism. The post is open to the full range of specialisms in contemporary politics, but research which relates to the department’s established strengths in politics, gender, and public policy will be particularly welcome. It is also desirable that the post-holder would contribute to the department’s thriving research centre in British politics and public life.

Evidence of a capacity to publish in high-quality academic journals is essential, as is previous experience of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The successful candidate is likely to have a PhD in a relevant subject area or be close to completion.


Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £37,912 rising to £43,333 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.

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