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Lecturer in International Relations (Human Rights/IR Theory)

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School / Service
School of Arts & Social Sciences
Department of International Politics
Contract Duration
Salary Range (£)
36613 to 44992


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The School of Arts & Social Sciences is an internationally-excellent centre of research and learning on the human condition in all its dimensions. It is a large and vibrant School with around 3,000 students (one third postgraduate) and over 250 staff in seven Departments: Economics, English, International Politics, Journalism, Music, Sociology and Psychology. The School aims to attract outstanding members of academic staff who will produce world-leading research of benefit to society; provide innovative and exciting programmes of study; and enrich the lives and enhance the career prospects of its students.

The Department of International Politics is a leading centre for research and undergraduate and postgraduate education. It has strength in three core areas of research in international relations: International Political Economy, Foreign Policy & Diplomacy and Comparative Politics. The Department hosts the City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC), the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) and the new Centre for Modern History.


The Department is seeking to appoint three academics with world-leading or internationally excellent track records in research and a commitment to excellent education to Lectureships in Foreign Policy or Security; International Relations (Human Rights or Theory); and International Relations (Theory). The successful candidates will contribute to research and education including the delivery of the MSc programmes in Diplomacy and Human Rights and the BSc in International Politics; and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and doctoral students. They will engage in personal tutoring and mentoring; will develop research and other networks, in the UK and internationally; carry out administrative duties; and contribute with enthusiasm to the life of the Department.

Person Specification

Applications are welcome from academics with excellent research records in any substantive, theoretical or methodological areas of their specialist fields.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm on 08 March 2018

Interview date: mid to late April

The role is available to start from 01 September 2018

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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