Visiting Lecturers in Politics and International Relations

University of Hertfordshire
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jan 13

Position description

The Politics and International Relations Subject Group at the University of Hertforshire are looking to employ a skilled, passionate and experiences Visiting Lecturer to support the development and delivery of teaching provision on the BA in Politics and International Relations. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of the field of International Relations research particularly able to cover teaching on the Undergraduate modules in Peacebuilding and Statebulding and Security and Governance. Our Visiting Lecturers work as part of dynamic, collegiate and supportive team of staff member whilst being able to develop experiences in teaching, module development and assessment at postgraduate level. The candidate will benefit from a supportive and flexible environment and have to access to continuing professional development. The Politics and International Relations Subject Group are based in the School of Sciences, Humanities and Education on the De Havilland campus in in Hatfield in convenience commuting distance of and with excellent transport link to London.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

The appointment main duties and responsibilities will involve:

  • Undertaking teaching and assessments on Politics International Relations Modules and undergraduate graduate level, including acting as module leader for undergraduate modules where appropriate
  • Providing academic support and pastoral care for a Undergraduate students
  • Employing a range of pedagogic methods appropriate to different teaching scenarios, seeking ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery by obtaining and analysing feedback from students and colleagues
  • Support leaning throughout the development of course materials and undertake necessary administrative activities
  • Create a learning environment that promotes debate and foster critical thinking whilst being mindful and respectful of the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and needs of students
  • Use appropriate assessments and criteria to asses the progress of students and provide constructive feedback in a prompt and timely manner
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of Staff in the School and across the University as appropriate

Skills/Qualifications Required:

  • Undergraduate degree in Politics, International Relations or a related discipline
  • A PhD in Politics, international relations or a related Social Science discipline; candidates currently enrolled in a PhD programme will be considered
  • Experience in delivering high-quality teaching in a developing exceptional learning practice to the benefits of students at UK Higher Education level
  • Demonstrate the ability able to teach on on the BA Politics and International Relations and the MA International Relations and in the field of field of Peace building and Statebuilding and Security Studies at undergraduate level
  • In depth knowledge in differently field of Political and International Relations allowing the successful candidate to teach on a range of modules across the discipline.

We are seeking individuals who have experience in teaching at a undergraduate level, module and assessment design at undergraduate and/or post gradate level. Also experience in providing feedback, support and pastoral care to international students and a HEA Fellowship or a willingness to achieve the former through engaging with the University CPAD scheme for the appropriate category within an