Lecturer in International Politics

City, University of London

Position description

Founded in 1894, 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 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period 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.

The culture at City is built on our shared core values, which means that all employees are expected to behave according to our values: “We care, We learn, We act.”




The Department of International Politics has established an international reputation as a centre of excellence in research and teaching. Over the past 10 years, it has rapidly expanded and currently has over 800 students and a vibrant interdisciplinary community of researchers, in Comparative Politics, International Political Economy, International Relations, and Modern History. For more information on our staff, their research interests and publications please see our website, https://www.city.ac.uk/about/schools/policy-global-affairs/international-politics.




The Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in International Politics Education. This is a twelve-month full-time post. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, contribute to the supervision of students, and contribute fully to the life and work of the Department. For this Education post, 80% of the post holder’s time will be dedicated to teaching, supervision, student support, and administration, whilst 20% will be allocated to research.


Person Specification


The appointed candidate will have a PhD in International Politics or cognate field. Our ideal candidate will have research and teaching expertise in any substantive area of International Politics. Applications from candidates with expertise in the area of Human Rights, Global Ethics, and Study Skills are particularly welcome.


Additional Information


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

The role is available from 1 September 2024 to 31 August 2025.
Closing date: 18 June 2024 at 11:59pm.
Interviews are scheduled for July 2024.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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