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Job: Associate Lecturer in US Politics, Fixed Term (Birkbeck College, London)

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Job: Associate Lecturer in US Politics, Fixed Term (Birkbeck College, London)

June 26, 2016

Birkbeck College London is looking for an Associate Lecturer A to teach the first (Autumn) half of the undergraduate module “The United States in International Politics” and the first (Autumn) half of the postgraduate module “American Foreign Policy.” These are full-year modules that run from 6-8pm on Tuesday and Friday, respectively, and the candidate is expected to teach the Autumn half only (8 weeks). The post holder will deliver lectures and run seminars/workshops and mark the students’ coursework.
The successful candidate will have the ability to teach core themes in US foreign policy at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with a strong background in international relations and/or US foreign policy. Topics include theories of IR, the American foreign policy tradition, the Cold War, post-Cold War US foreign policy, war powers and the US Constitution, the presidency, Congress, and the policy process.

Candidate Requirements
The requirements for selection are listed below:

  • Experience teaching international relations/US foreign policy.
  • Experience giving lectures and running seminars.

Please note: candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

In addition it is desirable that candidates have:

  • PhD in Politics/Political Science or related field.
  • Published in quality politics/IR journals.
  • Experience teaching postgraduate students.

About the Department
For further information about the department, please visit the following website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/politics/

Further Information
Remuneration: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is starting rate £56.93 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay) for contact hours worked.
The salary quoted above is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of serve with the College. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier’ which covers preparation; teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course. The College’s London Pay Scale includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of 18 months.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 26 June 2016.

Interviews are likely to be held on Tuesday 5 July 2016.

Informal enquires on the role can be made to Prof Rob Singh (Email: r.singh@bbk.ac.uk). However, please note that only completed formal applications through the online system will be considered. A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be found here.


June 26, 2016
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