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Lecturer in International Relations (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a 3-year Lectureship in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies, from 1 October 2018. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing department at Cambridge.

The postholder is expected to give lectures and seminars to a minimum level of 40 hours a year at undergraduate and potentially postgraduate levels. They will also be required to engage in the small group teaching of undergraduates.

The successful candidate will have good experience of teaching at undergraduate level and the primary teaching responsibility will be to teach into the first-year introductory international relations course (POL2), and/or the second-year course on international organisation (POL3). Other responsibilities will include the delivery and supervision of undergraduate papers and postgraduate students.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);

  • Evidence of ability to teach the subject effectively, and at all relevant levels;

  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognised high-level research in International Relations, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;

  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department;

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Queries about the post should be directed to Professor Jason Sharman (

Please quote reference UE14469 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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