Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Security Studies

University College London
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 09

Position description

UCL is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities. We operate in a global context and are committed to excellence, innovation and the promotion of global understanding in all our activities: research, teaching, learning, enterprise and community engagement. Founded in 1826, UCL was the first university in England to admit students regardless of race, religion or gender. It continues to thrive on the creativity and diversity of its community which today comprises more than 13,000 staff and 18,300 undergraduates and 20,600 postgraduate students from 150 different countries across the globe. UCL is consistently ranked within the world’s top ten universities (QS World University Rankings).

The Department of Political Science at UCL is a leading international centre for political research. It offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all major fields of politics, as well as public management and public policy.

Over 150 people make up the Department of Political Science including academic, teaching, and research staff, professional services, and MPhil/PhD students (for an overview of our research, see

More details about the Department of Political Science and UCL can be found at below and at and


About the role


UCL Department of Political Science wishes to appoint a fixed term leave cover, Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Security Studies.

The appointment is a full-time, fixed term appointment covering leaves taken by permanent staff, and will run from 1 September 2024 to 31 August 2025.

The Associate Lecturer (Teaching) is expected to contribute to teaching PUBL0083 Violent and Non-Violent Conflict (PG, Term 1) and to convene POLS0072 Spread of Conflict in International Relations (UG, Term 2), plus a third module to be determined.  These modules include substantial quantitative data analysis components, particularly including the use of network data.

The appointee will also serve as Deputy Programme Director for the MSc Security Studies Programme. 

The role will include lecture and seminar teaching, student experience and support activity, and personal tutoring. The postholder will be expected to first and second mark assignments, undertake the supervision of dissertations, advise personal tutees, provide student engagement activities, and will also be expected to be available for office hours each week as required.

The role also has an allocation of time for research and professional development.


About you


We are seeking applicants who hold a PhD in Political Science or related subject, with teaching and research expertise in Security Studies. We welcome applications from candidates from under-represented backgrounds. We also welcome applications from candidates using a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches.


What we offer


As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
  • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted medical insurance

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